Buzludzha, the remnant of the communism past in Bulgaria. Buzludzha monument was created by the people and destroyed by the people. The abandoned monument is with a rather peculiar shape. If you look closely, you will see it has the shape of an UFO. This abandoned building is more popular abroad and hated by the locals. Because it reminds them of the communism period in Bulgaria. Buzludzha was an office of the communism party. The chief architect Georgi Stoilov wanted everyone to take part. So the party collected donations. And each family had to participate by buying stamps. In the end they collected 14 000 000 BGN. In 1981 Buzludzha was officially open. The idea was that the building will last at least 100 years. But today, only 35 years later, it is one of the lost places in Bulgaria.
Buzludzha tour from Sofia
With our one day Buzludzha tour we bring you back in the past. We will explore the architecture from the communism period in Bulgaria. With its amazing location and size, Buzludzha monument collects all memories of one generation and their wish to forget. But we believe that history needs to be remembered. Because we think some events should not repeat. While touring Bulgaria, you will taste local drinks and food. We will bring you back in time with sharing with you old photos, money and newspapers. Be a comrade and pioneer just for one day with us!
|Departure location||Pick up from your accommodation in Sofia, Bulgaria.|
|Arrival Time||20:00 (Drop off at your accommodation)|
|When to visit:||all year long except for the winter months if there is huge snowfall|
|Group size:||from 1 up to 10 people|
|Extra information||The institutions closed the entrance to Buzludzha in the summer of 2016. We can get right next to the monument but we can’t go inside. There are cameras and alarm sensors on the monument to prevent people from going inside. Visitors can see it only from outside, no entry is possible.
We can combine Buzludzha tour with either Plovdiv, Shipka monument or Shipka memorial church.