Tsar Samuil, alongside his brothers, known as the Komitopouls in Bulgarian history, played a pivotal role in safeguarding the independence of the First Bulgarian State. Ascending to the Bulgarian throne in 997, Samuil dedicated his life to resisting Byzantine influence and defending Bulgaria against the Romans’ ambitions.
This monumental project came to fruition through the collaboration and backing of the Sofia Municipality and a generous donation from Dr. Milen Vrabevski, chairman of the “Bulgarian Memory” Foundation. The initiative stemmed from a competition organized by the Foundation in 2014, which saw the submission of 21 project proposals. The selected design, crafted by Alexander Haytov and the design team of Rosen Gurkov and Maria Gurkova, was chosen by a 7-member jury for execution.