Freedom Square

Symbolic monuments, sublime buildings, and heart-warming daily scenes: all in Freedom Square.

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Anchoring the symbolic Freedom Square of Ruse, the Monument of Liberty is one of the most powerful statements in Bulgaria made into concrete. After an Italian sculptor built it in the early 20th century, it aged like wine over the years to become a historic symbol. Today, it is a monument of immeasurable value anchoring Ruse. The translucent fountains and vivid flower pads make the square one of the most delightful places in Ruse. Pay a visit, and enjoy the site for people-watching and spending leisure time.

As your first impression will tell, the statue is much about symbolism as it is about artistic mastery. A light grey, one-piece marble constitutes its main body. At the top, the figure of a woman holding a sword in one hand is an evocative finish to the 17.8-meter high structure. Her right hand points towards the direction from where revolutionaries once entered the city to liberate it. Decorating the pedestal are reliefs with depictions of the resistance. The two lions at its foot serve as symbols of the city’s strife. But beyond all, the monumental headpiece is what lends the statue its lyrical charm.

Apart from the statue and several manicured gardens, Freedom Square is home to picturesque administrative buildings. Check out the Palace of Justice for some eye-pleasing photographic shots. Right across from it is the spectacular Revenue Building. It features a fascinating sculpture or ornament in almost every corner. The statue of Mercury on its roof is another symbolic highlight of Ruse’s skyline.

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