This monument marks the place where Levski died. Do not expect any grand statues or anything of the sort since it wouldn't be really appropriate for the place. On this spot Levski was executed by the Ottomans in 1873. It was not selected because it's a nice place for a monument - back at this time it was far in...
For one such national hero, as is Vasil Levski to Bulgarians, I really expected more.
Monument has nice location, but everything else is rather average.
Not fit to a man who is so beloved by many and seen as a true national hero.
The greatest hero in Bulgaria.
It doesn't have to be beautiful. The country respect the hero, so, as many capitals and is roundways, this onde is a mark of history. Nothing more. And has a lot of traffic. Near Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
The monument itself is made in the common socialist monument style. Which means - nothing special. It's made in memory of Vasil Levski, national hero, so I have always thought it would be better if the monument represented all of him. Instead there us just a picture if him on one side if the monument. Surroundings could be improved.
A lovely long walk through the square and gardens brings you to the Aleksander Nevski Cathedral, a little further on is the Vasil Leviski Monument. It may look a little 'out of place' but this monument is a symbol of the trials and times that the Bulgarians have been through. Just a shame about all of the tram wires criss...