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Statue of Sveta Sofia

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The Statue of Sveta Sofia (English: The Statue of Saint Sophia; Bulgarian: Статуя на Света София; Transliteration: Statuya na Sveta Sofiya) is a monumental sculpture in Sofia, Bulgaria. The statue, erected in 2000, stands in a spot once occupied by a statue of Lenin. Sophia was considered too erotic and pagan to be referred to as a saint. 24 feet in height, the copper and bronze statue by the sculptor Georgi Chapkanov, stands on a 48 feet high pedestal. Adorned with the symbols of power (crown), fame (wreath) and wisdom (owl), the crown is also a reference to the Goddess of Fate – Tyche, inspired by the old emblem of Sofia dating back to 1900.
  • Ela Wróblewska

    a month ago

    I have seen much more impressive monuments and statues in Bulgaria only. Nonetheless, it became a symbol of Sofia, so it's worth seeing :).

  • Itzik levy

    5 days ago

    nice statue and that is all you can see it when you go to the memorial park it's near the Casino and the eagle bridge

  • Boris Kochev

    a month ago

    Beautiful statue although contraversial symbol.

  • Rajeev Mylapalli

    4 months ago

    Very beautiful monument. It's worth reading the history of this sculpture.

  • Paschalis Barmpoutis

    9 months ago

    A very nice statue, imposing and impressive. It looks much better than it does in the photos. It can be seen from a big distance and it can help tourists find their way more easily (at least it did for me)