The Shipka Park and Museum is one of the mandatory stops on the list of picturesque locations, which are of immense importance for Bulgarian history.
The Park is 2 hours away from Stara Zagora and it is located in the eastern part of the Shipka Mountain. It tells the story of the Russo-Turkish Liberation War. Some of the most important final battles, leading to the victory and liberation of the Bulgarian people, were held in the Shipka region. The most talented Bulgarian poets and writers wrote paeans about the place and the battle. The impressive Liberation Monument towers over the region.
The Monument was built on top of the Saint Nikola peak itself. Its construction started in 1922 and continued until 1939 when the head of the state, King Boris III, officially inaugurated it.
The Monument is considered one of the national holy sites to this day. Bulgarians from the entire country as well as foreign guests pour into the region during national holidays and on dates related to the Bulgarian fight for liberation.
The Shipka Monument is one of the most remarkable places in Bulgaria and it is one of the 10 tourist sites of Bulgaria.