Memorial Complex "Defenders of Stara Zagora"
Author: ROOMS.bg , 4.3 km From Stara Zagora. , Gps coordinates: N 42.4332961 E 25.6542501
Stara Zagora is a city with ancient history, bot cultural expression and economic well-developed, located in Southern Bulgaria is the sixth largest city in the country. It was very important for the Ottoman Empire because of its strategic position it occupies even then was a strong economic and cultural center, but because of its medieval history gets Eski Zagra Stara Zagora. In the city keep a fierce battle after falling into the hands of the Turks in 1877. was razed and burned to the ground and the population is manifested great cruelty.
In the rebuilding of the city has developed a special development plan that is not present in Bulgaria to this moment - a rectangular checkerboard design. On October 5, has pioneered development of the modern plan, and it is holiday. Many prominent Renaissance figures have come out of this remarkable city. Stara Zagora will fascinate you with its many merits, valuable monuments and picturesque parks.
Memorial Complex "Defenders of Stara Zagora" was built in memory of the volunteers who gave their lives for the liberation of the city in the battle of 31 July 1877. It was opened in 1977. July 31 to celebrate the centennial of heroic battles. The complex was built in the area Umbrella mound, part of which is Bulgarian Volunteer Park, occupies 1,400 acres. Located in the eastern part of town.
Memorial is located at the place where he was the general headquarters and gave his orders to try to protect the city, the impressive complex includes a 50 m high monument of the Samara flag sticking out from anywhere in the city air configuration of the Cross and original ceramic mosaic with gold coating compositions of sculptures of volunteers, and ossuary with the remains of fallen soldiers. Lead to it about a hundred feet after the last climb and we get to the six soldiers standing eternal guard over Charnel to them is the Russian officer as a symbol of honor and gratitude to the Russian soldiers fought shoulder to shoulder with volunteers in the Russo-Turkish War in their memory eternal fire burning forests in construction of bayonets. The flag was sewn by nuns from the Russian city of Samara, where its name and is given to the Bulgarian volunteers, the monument is known as Samara flag rescued from captivity at the expense of the lives of Bulgarian volunteer.
In making the impressive Monument used concrete and metal embedded solutions are original and colorful decoration of porcelain and gold shrink, its creators are sculptures Bozidar Kozarev and Krum Damyanov. From the height of the park reveals a magnificent view over the city and its surroundings, beautiful scenery, clean air, fresh scent of pine attracts not only tourists but also walk the local population, the park is well maintained, there are benches on which to relax and enjoy the magnificent trees planted by politicians.
Here there is a tradition in which prominent politicians planted trees in the park. Memorial Complex is one of the sites of the Regional History Museum, if you print will get it exactly there. It is included in the list of hundred historical sites in Bulgaria.
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