"The Monument To The Assens" Top 5 Page for this destination Veliko Turnovo Favorite Tip by johngayton
Veliko Turnovo Favorites: 26 reviews and 38 photos
Favorite thing: This is one of the city's modern iconic scuptures, located in the park where the river loops through the centre, next door to the Boris Denev Art Gallery. It was commisioned to celebrate the 1985 800th anniversary of the revolt against the Byzantines by Assen the 1st and his brother Petar which led to the establishment of the Bulgarian 2nd Empire and the proclamation of Veliko Turnovo as the Nation's capital.
There are four figures in all, the other two being the subsequent Assen kings, Kaloyan and Ivan who established Bulgaria's position as a leading European state and Veliko Turnovo as a major capital.
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