Skobelev Park is a museum park in the vicinity of Pleven, Bulgaria . The park is located in a valley called Martva dolina ("Dead Valley") The Pleven Panorama , another landmark dedicated to the events of the Siege of Pleven, is located in Skobelev Park.
Pleven Epopee 1877, more commonly known as Plven Panorama, is a panorama located in Pleven, Bulgaria, that depicts the events of the Russian-Turkish War 1877-78, specifikally the five-month Siege of Pleven (Pleven Epopee) which made the city internationally famous.
The Pleven Panorama depicts the events of the Siege of Pleven which consisted of four major battles over a five-month period ( 20July-10 December 1877 ). The siege was pivotal in the outcome in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78 which eventually resulted in the liberation of Bulgaria as well as Serbia and Romania from 500 years of Ottoman control
Composition - The architectural unit is composed of four rooms: introductory, panoramic, diorame and finale. The six canvases of the introductory room discover the tragic destiny of the people, their dramatic fight and their compassion to the fellow Russian soldiers. The spectator is in the middle of the battlefield, surrounded by an attacking Russian regiment, smoking shells, a doctor and a nurse, the attack of the Turkish cavalry, burning fires in the city, and the Russian General Mikhail Skobelev conducting an attack against the Ottoman fortification
The Pleven Regional Historical Museum, founded in 1953 , is one of the largest museums in Bulgaria . The museum is situated in a two-story edifice near the centre of Pleven that is a monument of culture of national importance. Its main stock includes includes over 180,000 units and the museum library houses over 10,000 volumes of scientific literature and periodicals.