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Soldier's Monument in the settlement of Brestak, Varna Region, Bulgaria

The Soldier's Monument in the settlement of Brestak was built in the memory of the inhabitants of the village who have died during the 1912-1913 and 1915-1918 wars in defence of the homeland.

The monument is situated in the village’s park near the fountain; there is an area especially for it. The monument is made of stone and cement. It is celebrated on June 2th each year.

The soldiers’ monuments on the territory of the Municipality of Valchi Dol were surveyed and registered in 2008  by the municipal administration when the "Military Monuments Act" entered into force on 01.01.2008. At present  Valchi Dol municipality administration takes care of 17 military monuments and memorial plaques, located in the settlements on municipal territory.

Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument


The monument is with the following dimensions:1.90 х 1.90 х 2 m.

State of repair/preservation

The monument is well preserved – needs partial renovation.

Historical WWI Context

The Soldier's Monument in the settlement of  Brestak was built in the memory of the inhabitants of the village who died during the 1912-1913 and 1915-1918 wars in defence of the homeland.

There is a plaque with the names of 2 lieutenants and 34 soldiers who died in the wars. Also on the plaque has an impressive inscription “Оf the fallen for the homeland in 1912-1913 and 1915-1918.”

State of legal protection



Valchi Dol Municipality

Kind of cultural use of WWI

St. Dimitar Solunski Church in the village of Brestak

In the village of Brestak near the WWI  monument  is located  the St. Dimitar Solunski Church. For first time it was built around 1853, but during the Crimean War it was burned. The second church in Brestak was built between 1863 and 1865. There was a Renaissance school there. The current, third church, was built in 1927 as a three-nave, cross-shaped basilica with an oval shape. In 2013 the church was largely repaired with the support by a European project.


Other churches and tourist attractions in the area of Valchi Dol Municipality:

Archangel Michael Church in Valchi Dol, Bulgaria

St. Anastasius Church in the village of Cherventsi, near the town of Valchi Dol. The church was built in 1868.


Memorial Park "Sabi Dichev"- 9280 Valchi dol, Bulgaria - In the park there is a monument of Sabi Dichev (1911 - 1943), born in Valchi Dol, a worker of the Bolshevik Revolutionary Labor Movement, an Interbranchist in Spain. Killed in Sofia. GPS: 43.405285, 27.557962

Area for recreation and games - 9280 Valchi dol, Bulgaria , GPS: 43.399575, 27.551305

Ski slope near Velichi Dol – phone:+359 51 312 243 ,  Koshu Bair area,  9280 Valchi Dol, Bulgaria -

The only ski slope in Northeastern Bulgaria with a length of about 250 m and a project to extend by another 100 m. GPS: 43.404713, 27.566564

Ethnographic museum collections at the community centers (called “chitalishte”) in the municipal  settlements of Valchi Dol:

Esenitsa Dam in the village of Esenitsa (suitable for organizing competitions for sport fishing for children and adults), GPS: 43.438776, 27.393747


The monument is opened all the year round.

Entrance Fee

No entrance fee.

Information regarding cities, villages, other touristic attractions (non-WWI) nearby

Valchi Dol Municipality, Varna region, Bulgaria

1Hristo Botev Sq., 9280 Valchi dol, Bulgaria, tel.:+359 5131  23-17, GPS: 43.404201, 27.554025

Valtchi Dol (meaning "wolf ravine" in Bulgarian) is a town in north-eastern Bulgaria, part of Varna region. It is located 47 km to the north-west from the city of Varna, 11 km to the north from the town of Suvorovo and 23 km to the south from the town of Dobrich.

The town is the administrative center of Valchi Dol municipality, which comprises 21 settlements. The population numbers to approximately 3560 people. The climate is temperate-continental and is characterized by a hot summer, a sunny autumn, a cold winter with plenty of snowfalls and a cool spring. The relief is various - vast fields and rolling green hills surrounded by century old forests spread and murmuring rivers. The former name of the town used to be Kurt Dere.

The town of Valchi Dol has been established in the 60's of the 19th century and was initially a small Circassian village.

The only ski-track in the north-eastern Bulgaria is in Valchi Dol. Its total length is 250 m and it attracts many tourists during the winter. There is a rope-line for the skiers and excellent conditions for snowboarding lovers. In the area Koshu Bair there are two eco-trails and another in Klyunka area. The surroundings of the town provide excellent opportunities for the development of sport fishing and hunting tourism. On April 10th, 2009 a new shooting lodge was opened in the town.

An ethnographic collection of objects used in everyday life and national costumes is on display at the community center of the town, an on one of the town's squares there is a monument of a wolf - the symbol of Valchi Dol.

At 9 km away from the town lies General Kiselovo dam-lake which offers opportunities for a great catch - silver carp, carp, grass carp and craw-fish. A hut with a tavern was built near the dam-lake to offer excellent conditions for relax among beautiful nature, tranquility and serenity. The place is famous for the annual fishing competition held there annually.

For more information see:  Valchi Dol Municipality official web-site  -


Guest House “Pri Chausha”- 9280Valchi Dol, Bulgaria, GPS: 43.404029, 27.547008

Hut "Koshu-Bair" - 9280 Valchi Dol, Bulgaria, GPS: 43.404399, 27.566614

Complex "Kamenni Dvori", General Kiselovo, Bulgaria The complex is located in the village of General Kiselovo 45 km from Varna, 50 km from the border (Kardam - Negru Voda), phone: 00359 887 262 143,
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Hotel G Mar - 5A Shipka str, 9170 Suvorovo, Bulgaria, 900 m from Suvorovo city centre;Varna Airport is within 21 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;hapos=1;hpos=1;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=0.377942300868548;srepoch=1511101961;srfid=274f546d86389b5b6c4d243f01023d3d46224977X1;srpvid=b4986644340908bb;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Complex Barite- Chernevo village, 9134 Chernevo, Bulgaria, 2.1 km from Chernevo city centre; Varna Airport is within 17 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;hapos=2;hpos=2;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=5.29738313123505;srepoch=1511102134;srfid=274f546d86389b5b6c4d243f01023d3d46224977X2;srpvid=c46f669a14960320;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Casa Sol Oriens - Street 3, House 7, 9000 Izgrev, Bulgaria,  700 m from Izgrev city centre; Varna Airport is within 12 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;hapos=5;hpos=5;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=9.12629971786697;srepoch=1511102306;srfid=274f546d86389b5b6c4d243f01023d3d46224977X5;srpvid=59ed66f0bb8700f8;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Guesthouse Pri Yantrata -  Kipra 3 Zlatan Govedarov, 9000 Kipra, Bulgaria, 800 m from Kipra city centre;

Varna Airport is within 17 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;hapos=4;hpos=4;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=8.22876424695415;srepoch=1511102217;srfid=274f546d86389b5b6c4d243f01023d3d46224977X4;srpvid=773d66c481af07c8;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Family Hotel Kipra - Kipra, Devnia, 9169 Kipra, Bulgaria, 800 m from Kipra city centre; Varna Airport is within 17 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;hapos=3;hpos=3;nflt=uf%3D4294128380%3Buf%3D4294132661%3Buf%3D4294134416%3Buf%3D4294132195;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=8.2107936237041;srepoch=1511102413;srfid=274f546d86389b5b6c4d243f01023d3d46224977X3;srpvid=df5e6726b4b005d0;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Villa Zornitsa - Zornitsa , 8313 Zornitsa, Bulgaria, 550 m from Zornitsa city centre; Varna Airport is within 12 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=6;hpos=6;place_id=ChIJVQYnB8IKpUARYGJP8pLDQR4;place_id_lat=43.4041893;place_id_lon=27.554034499999943;place_id_ss=Municipality%20Valchi%20DOL%2C%20Valchi%20Dol%2C%20Bulgaria;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;srepoch=1511102866;srfid=2bf4243c90db562fd5d2e5a5bd7f6b55ed4bf142X6;srpvid=358768083af70091;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Holiday Home Radevo -  Radevo Village, 9149 Radevo, Bulgaria, 750 m from Radevo city centre; Varna Airport is within 20 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;aer=1;dest_id=-838916;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=7;hpos=7;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=13.6;srepoch=1511103197;srfid=e13993e5f57f343edef148b2a6288c78608912b3X7;srpvid=c6af68aee9c30103;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Ethnographic Complex Chiflika Chukurovo - 43 Parva Str., 9352 Prilep, Bulgaria; 350 m from Prilep city centre; Varna Airport is within 19 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;aer=1;dest_id=-838916;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=15;hpos=15;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=26.5;srepoch=1511103081;srfid=e13993e5f57f343edef148b2a6288c78608912b3X15;srpvid=1d9d6874085c0086;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Villa Strashimirovo -10 Kraiezerna Str., 9002 Strashimirovo, Bulgaria, 300 m from Strashimirovo city centre;Varna Airport is within 8 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;aer=1;dest_id=-838916;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=9;hpos=9;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=19.0;srepoch=1511103270;srfid=e13993e5f57f343edef148b2a6288c78608912b3X9;srpvid=c6af68d2c1cb0222;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Byala Rada Complex - Zdravets , 9037 Zdravets, Bulgaria, 350 m from Zdravets city centre; Varna Airport is within 14 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;aer=1;dest_id=-838916;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=11;hpos=11;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=25.8;srepoch=1511103337;srfid=e13993e5f57f343edef148b2a6288c78608912b3X11;srpvid=dae868f4548b0274;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

Velichkovi House -  North Side, 9137 Zdravets, Bulgaria, 600 m from Zdravets city centre; Varna Airport is within 14 km;label=svbg;sid=753e4c674327b122ae914f618a245d53;aer=1;dest_id=-838916;dest_type=city;dist=0;group_adults=2;hapos=13;hpos=13;room1=A%2CA;sb_price_type=total;spdist=25.4;srepoch=1511103540;srfid=e13993e5f57f343edef148b2a6288c78608912b3X13;srpvid=f81f69599e080768;type=total;ucfs=1&#hotelTmpl

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Public Transport

Varna Private Bus Station – buses from Varna to Valchi Dol starts at 10:00 a.m. and 16:30 p.m.

For further information about bus and railway transport options  from Varna to Valchi Dol see:  and   official web-site of Varna Bus Station:

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