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Sculpture “The Shot Poets”


The distinctive monument stands in proximity to Garibaldi Square, specifically at 5 Angel Kanchev Street, positioned prominently in front of the former building that housed the Union of Bulgarian Writers. This unique sculpture features a bronze pegasus crafted by the sculptor Valentin Starchev, mounted atop a pedestal constructed from a monolithic black marble base.

Notably, the winged horse of inspiration bears a striking detail—a noticeable wound adorns its breast, symbolizing the shot Bulgarian pegasus. Adjacent to the sculpture, a plaque bears the names of 25 writers, commemorating their contributions and sacrifice for Bulgaria’s freedom. These names range from Hristo Botev to Ivan Hadjiyski, honoring their dedication to the nation’s liberation and cultural heritage.

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