Historical monuments in Pleven - by Eleonora

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Historical monuments in Pleven - by Eleonora

  1. 1. HISTORICAL MONUMENTS IN PLEVEN 1.Saint George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum The Saint George the Conqueror Chapel Mausoleum is a Mausoleum and a memorial Bulgarian Orthodox chapel, as well as a major landmark of Pleven, Bulgaria. Built between 1903 and 1907 in the Neo-Byzantine style by the architect Koychev, whose project won a contest in 1903, it is dedicated to the Russian and Romanian soldiers who fell for the Liberation of Bulgaria during the Siege of Pleven in 1877. The remains of many of these soldiers are preserved in the Mausoleum. The icons in the chapel are the work of Bulgarian artists. The chapel mausoleum bears the name of Saint George, the patron saint of soldiers, and is also depicted in the coat of arms of Pleven. It is situated in the main Vazrazhdane Square. 2.Pleven Regional Historical Museum The Pleven Regional Historical Museum, founded in 1953, is one of the largest museums in Bulgaria. The museum is

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