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The monument of Hristo Botev

, 36.4 km From Oryahovo, Vratsa.    , Адрес: Vratsa, гр. Козлодуй, GPS coordinates: N 43.7980230    E 23.6779235
The monument of Hristo Botev, Picture
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One of the most - our prominent revolutionaries - Hristo Botev was born Kalofer on January 6, 1848 Botev gets a good education and worked as a teacher for several years, but in 1867 g.e forced to emigrate to accept revolutionary ideas Rumaniya.Tam that spread to his newspaper. As a prominent politician and patriot, he is looking for ways to help my country, so during the April Uprising collects read and ship Radetzky heads to Bulgaria. After heavy fighting, despite the manifest courage and self-sacrifice, detachment was defeated peak Okolchitsa and Hristo Botev was killed. In May 1878 in the town of Kozloduy vow was made in honor of Botev - 200 lambs were sacrificed in honor of the rebels - one for each of them. Then the place where Botev rebels have taken their last time on home soil was placed cross from acacia wood, made by the teacher Mladen Petrov. In 1882, Bank of Kozloduy was erected votive stone cross of freestone. The state refused to grant money for - great memorial and the local population began to raise funds to build a worthy feat of rebels monument. After a long struggle and donations in 1932 where Hristo Botev with its read set foot on Bulgarian land to engage in heroic uprising build the first monument. Designed by sculptor Stephen Peychev Sliven and mason Asen Iliev made of white stone facing stone. Twenty foot monument reinforced concrete and rises the beautiful extensive "Botev Park" picturesque area extends over the harbor. Monumental obelisk is distinguished by its simple appearance and originality of it watching the image of a brave leader to him still stands the old rite cross. The dock is anchored ship "Radetzky" - unique floating museum telling time for combat and light work of Botev volunteers. Shore began long majestic alley one hundred and twenty kilometers to Mount Okolchitsa where took place the last battle. The driveway every swarming thousands of pilgrims pay homage to the freedom fighters.

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