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Ulitsa Georgi S. Rakovski | Krystal Garden Park, Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Located in a beautiful park, (that is nice to sit in and enjoy the peace), is the statue of a very prominent man, serving as prime minister of Bulgaria in the late 1800's, the slash across the face of the statue depicts our he died,...More

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Stefan Stambolov was a man who could take and bear responsibility for the state in very turbulent times. Not many people could do that. He was assassinated in 1895. The monument reminds about the great life and tragic death of Stefan Stambolov. In the small...More

Thank Kostyantyn V
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Powerful piece of artwork. Situated in Park Crystal, it’s a monument to ‘the Bulgarian Bismarck’, an assassinated poet, Prime Minister, Regent & statesman. His image is also found on the 20 lev note. He was attacked close to the location of his monument with blades...More

Thank MickScott1965
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

It's an epic spot especially in summer, full of people enjoying themselves, a meeting place for most of the young people in Sofia. You can just grab a beer from the nearest non stop and go sit on a bench and chill! : )

Thank Ichinka
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Stefan Stambolov was a notable Bulgarian Prime Minister in late 19th century. In 1895 he was assassinated. The monument is depicting the fact that the assassins slashed his face.

1  Thank yegorb306
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This larger-than-life bust in the Krystal Gardens near the Presidency and commemorates the vicious axing assassination of a past premier of Bulgaria, Stefan Stambolov, who was active in the development of the modern Bulgarian State.

Thank eilonglen
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Been there saw it thought wouldn't put on my 'to see while in Sofia list' (unless going for balkan bites tour) :) Its in the park, which was completely covered in snow at the time of my visit :)

Thank Kamile L
Reviewed 26 November 2016

It is very unusual and interesting monument, head cut without body. It is not my art. The garden is beatiful.

Thank Zhivko_Zhelyazkov
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Stefan Stambolov was a prime minister of Bulgaria. He is one of the historical personages which influenced the country's development. The monument is situated between the Presidency and the National Assembly. It shows the historical way Stefan Stambolov was killed - his head was cut...More

1  Thank Deyan B
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Although I cannot read Bulgarian, however I went back and looked up the history of this interesting monument online. Apparently the slice one sees in the monument's head is from where Stambolov was assassinated by literally an ax to the head. Very gruesome... but they...More

1  Thank sharkeygrad2014
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