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The Memorial Wall with a bas-relief of Rear Admiral Ivan Variclechkov in Varna, Bulgaria

The Memorial Wall of Rear Admiral Ivan Variclechkov was built in 194. For the designer of the wall was approved Kiro Yanev. The solemn opening of the Memorial Wall was on 7 July 2011 on the 120th anniversary of the birth of Rear Admiral Ivan Variclechkov. The middle, arched niche is a complex but compact composition of marble and bronze that dominates the feeling of a well-located chromatic and plastic centre. The barely visible differences between the colours of the bronze and the marble create a sense of delicate play between the basic materials, between the more decorative background and the impressive, though rather detailed, sculpture image.

Bulgaria, Varna Region, Bulgaria

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument

Dimensions

The Memorial Wall is about six meters high

State of repair/preservation

The monument is well preserved.  It needs partial renovation.

Historical WWI Context

During the First World War he served German submarines in the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. He created a means for detecting enemy submarines. Commander of the torpedo boat "Smeli". After the exile of Bulgaria from the WWI, he leaded the transfer of French war parts through the Danube river. He was awarded the French Legion of Honor.

State of legal protection

Protected

Owner

Varna Municipality

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Currently the memorial wall is not included in any touristic routs.

 

Informational Centre Varna – address Varna 9000, St. St. Kiril and Metodij” Square, phone: +359 52 820690, work hours: 9:00-19:00

Varna Tourism Chamber – Varna 9005, Residential area Chayka, Block 128, phone: +359 52 612809, work hours 9:00 – 19:00

Palace of Culture and Sports – Varna (http://palaceofvarna.com/)

University of Economics – Varna (http://www.ue-varna.bg/en/Default.aspx)

Dolphinarium – Varna (the only Dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula) ( dolphinarium.festa.bg/en)

The Monument of Pantheon Varna (https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D0%BD_(%D0%92%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0))

Varna Roman Bath ( www.youtube.com/watch)

Fountain of Varna - drone video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YatSjvrZEpo&feature=youtu.be)

People's Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium "Nikolay Copernicus" (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g295392-d6854829-Reviews-Astronomical_Observatory_and_Planetarium_Copernicus-Varna_Varna_Province.html)

City Art Gallery Varna  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKC8UASP5io)

Best Retro Museum of Socialism  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yiaDbXLM6s)Museum of Natural History (http://nature.museumvarna.com/en/)

Varna Aquarium (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBygg18Jx0)

Varna Zoo  (http://varna-zoo.com/,  www.youtube.com/watch)

Varna Assumption Cathedral  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4KImYsxSY)

Opening

The memorial wall is opened all the year round.

Entrance Fee

No entrance fees

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

Currently the memorial wall is not included in any touristic routs.

 

Informational Centre Varna – address Varna 9000, St. St. Kiril and Metodij” Square, phone: +359 52 820690, work hours: 9:00-19:00

Varna Tourism Chamber – Varna 9005, Residential area Chayka, Block 128, phone: +359 52 612809, work hours 9:00 – 19:00

Palace of Culture and Sports – Varna (http://palaceofvarna.com/)

University of Economics – Varna (http://www.ue-varna.bg/en/Default.aspx)

Dolphinarium – Varna (the only Dolphinarium on the Balkan Peninsula) ( dolphinarium.festa.bg/en)

The Monument of Pantheon Varna (https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BD%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%BE%D0%BD_(%D0%92%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BD%D0%B0))

Varna Roman Bath ( www.youtube.com/watch)

Fountain of Varna - drone video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YatSjvrZEpo&feature=youtu.be)

People's Astronomical Observatory and Planetarium "Nikolay Copernicus" (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g295392-d6854829-Reviews-Astronomical_Observatory_and_Planetarium_Copernicus-Varna_Varna_Province.html)

City Art Gallery Varna  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKC8UASP5io)

Best Retro Museum of Socialism  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yiaDbXLM6s)

Museum of Natural History (http://nature.museumvarna.com/en/)

Varna Aquarium (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBygg18Jx0)Varna Zoo  (http://varna-zoo.com/,  www.youtube.com/watch)

Varna Assumption Cathedral  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TX4KImYsxSY)

Accomodation

Grafitt Galery Hotel  (http://graffithotel.com/)

Cherno More Hotel (http://www.chernomorebg.com/)

Boutique Splendid  Hotel (http://boutiquesplendid.net/en/)

Best Western Hotel  (http://bestwesternvarna.com/park/en/)

Public Transport

Nearby bus stops:

“ZHP Gara-4/ Slaveikov/” – bus numbers: 17, 17a, 20, 39, 46, 48, 60, 82, 83

“ZHP Gara Obrashtach trolei” -  bus numbers: 82, 83

 For further information see: https://www.varnatraffic.com/en-US

Further information sources

An interesting fact is that Rear Variclechkov has impressed with his honesty and integrity, which brought him a lot of trouble and political chasing. Standing against his government and against even the king, he has sacrificed his brilliant military career and the well-being of his family, but remained true to his true love - his homeland, Bulgaria.

Other heritage sites nearby

Museums Private Collections

Varna Archeological Museum (http://www.archaeo.museumvarna.com/en/)

Varna Naval Museum  (http://www.museummaritime-bg.com/eng/eng.html)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Park Museum of Military Friendship 1444” Vladislav Varnenchik”  (http://www.va

Location

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