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The Monument to the Fallen Warriors in Aksakovo, Varna Region, Bulgaria

Bulgaria gives thousands of sacrifices to the First World War. Among them are the warriors of the town of  Aksakovo near Varna, who gave their lives for the country. The dead and missing during the First World War are over 115,000 soldiers and officers. Besides them, there are thousands of missing and injured people. The town of Aksakovo is famous for its valiant men at that time who actively and devotedly sacrificed for the freedom of their homeland.

On the initiative and under the leadership of Ms. Julia Ivanova, a teacher in History at local school in  Aksakovo, at the beginning of the academic year 2014-2015 the students of the 9th  class took care for the monument, which was partially neglected. From that moment, the monument is regularly cleaned and festivals are organized in honor of the dead Aksakovtsi during the First World War.

Bulgaria, Bulgaria

Type of WWI-heritage

  • War monument

Dimensions

The monument composition is 4 meters high and 3 meters wide

State of repair/preservation

The monument is well preserved . It needs partial renovation as the  last repairs were made in 2014.

Historical WWI Context

Bulgaria gives thousands of sacrifices to the First World War. Among them are the warriors of the town of  Aksakovo near Varna, who gave their lives for the country. The dead and missing during the First World War are over 115,000 soldiers and officers. Besides them, there are thousands of missing and injured people. The town of Aksakovo is famous for its valiant men at that time who actively and devotedly sacrificed for the freedom of their homeland.

State of legal protection

Protected

Owner

Municipality of Aksakovo

Kind of cultural use of WWI

Currently the monument is not included in any touristic routs.

 

Stone forest “Pobiti Kamani” - 18 km west of the town of Aksakovo  is located the  stone forest "Pobiti Kamani". Around 50,000,000 years ago, as a result of erosion processes, these picturesque stone sculptures, located on an area of about 240 hectares, are an internationally important site proposed to be listed on UNESCO's World Wide List of Unique Geological Formations. Along with the unique stone formations, rare decorative shrubs can also be seen here. (https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B8_%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%8A%D0%BD%D0%B8)

The "Batova" area  is an impressive forest massif, located mainly on the territory of Aksakovo Municipality. The area has several huts for recreation. There are annual competitions for racing that gather people from across the region.

Temple "St. Uspenie Bogorodichno" Aksakovo  - www.vbox7.com/play:ac29f594c3

 

Opening

The monument is opened all the year around. Phone of Administration of Aksakovo: +359 52 / 76 20 66

Entrance Fee

No entrance fees.

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

Stone forest “Pobiti Kamani” - 18 km west of the town of Aksakovo  is located the  stone forest "Pobiti Kamani". Around 50,000,000 years ago, as a result of erosion processes, these picturesque stone sculptures, located on an area of about 240 hectares, are an internationally important site proposed to be listed on UNESCO's World Wide List of Unique Geological Formations. Along with the unique stone formations, rare decorative shrubs can also be seen here. (https://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B8_%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%8A%D0%BD%D0%B8)

The "Batova" area  is an impressive forest massif, located mainly on the territory of Aksakovo Municipality. The area has several huts for recreation. There are annual competitions for racing that gather people from across the region.

Temple "St. Uspenie Bogorodichno" Aksakovo  - www.vbox7.com/play:ac29f594c3

Accomodation

Complex Koliovite Izvori ( hotel & restaurant) , located after the Aksakov panorama on the way to Kranevo   , phones:  0899 631 113; 052/ 763 390                                                          (http://www.izvorite.bg/%D0%B7%D0%B0-%D0%B8%D0%B7%D0%B2%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5/) 

Complex  Aksakovska Panorama ( hotel & restaurant) is located after Aksakovo at 5 km to the road to Dobrich and has a wonderful panoramic view (www.facebook.com/pages/%D0%90%D0%BA%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%9F%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0/509951639029884)

Guest Houses in and around Varna  - For further information see:  vila.bg/en/search

Public Transport

Nearby bus stops:

Stop “Poshta”(Aksakovo); bus numbers: 43, 49, 52, 54, 121, 409

Further information sources

On the initiative and under the leadership of Ms. Julia Ivanova, a teacher in History at local school in  Aksakovo, at the beginning of the academic year 2014-2015 the students of the 9th  class took care for the monument, which was partially neglected. From that moment, the monument is regularly cleaned and festivals are organized in honor of the dead Aksakovtsi during the First World War.

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.varnenchikmuseum.com/Eng/index.html)

Location

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