Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Burgas to Build Park with Scale Models of European Landmarks

Bulgaria’s Black Sea City Burgas to Build Park with Scale Models of European Landmarks

A blueprint for the future Europe Scale Models Park in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas. The park will depict the map of Europe with famous European landmarks in their respective locations. Photo: Burgas Municipality

The city of Burgas, the center of Bulgaria’s Southern Black Sea coast with its many resorts, is set to build a new cultural landmark – a park with scale models of European landmarks from all over the continent.

Burgas Municipality, which is carrying out the scale model park project, opened it for public discussion in December 2018, a procedure that lasted until January 10, 2019.

Bulgaria already has one successful permanent scale models park in the city of Veliko Tarnovo, the capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire in the High and Late Middle Ages, which is very rich anyway in terms of archaeological, historical, and cultural landmarks.

Veliko Tarnovo’s park, entitled “Tarnovgrad – the Spirit of Millenial Bulgaria“, however, located at the foot of the Tsarevets Hill Fortress, features scale models of historical and cultural landmarks from across Bulgaria and foreign territories connected with Bulgarian history.

Burgas’s future Scale Models Park “Europe” will be built on part of the territory of the already existing Sveta Troitsa (“Holy Trinity”) park in the Black Sea city.

The plot in question, with an area of 12 decares (3 acres) has never been revamped since the Holy Trinity Park was established decades ago.

The main alley of the future scale models park with European landmarks will be shaped like the map of Europe, Burgas Municipality says.

The state boundaries of the European countries will also be marked but using smaller alleys, vegetation, and water streams and ponds.

The park will feature archaeological, historical, and cultural landmarks from across Europe, including models of both buildings and statues.

The future Europe Scale Models Park in Burgas will be located on part of an already existing but dilapidated park. Photos: Burgas Municipality

The “Europe” scale models park in Bulgaria’s Black Sea city of Burgas is planned to feature the following European landmarks,

The Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal

The Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, Spain

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

The Cathedral of Our Lady Immaculate (aka St. Nicholas Cathedral) in Monaco

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy

The St. Peter’s Cathedral in the Vatican

The Dragon Bridge in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Hungarian Parliament Building in Budapest, Hungary

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece

The Bran Castle in Bran, Romania

The Kremlin and the St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia

The Trakai Island Castle in Trakai, Lithuania

The Bratislava Castle in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Charles Bridge (Karlov Most) in Prague, Czechia (the Czech Republic)

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

The Dutch National Museum (Rijksmuseum) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Atomium Monument in Brussels, Belgium

The Big Ben in London, the UK

The Tower Bridge in London, the UK

The following sculptures that are European landmarks are also proposed to be included,

The Manneken Pis in Brussels, Belgium

The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark

The Man at Work (Čumil) in Bratislava, Slovakia

The Town Musicians of Bremen in Bremen, Germany

The Peter Pan Statue in London, the UK.

The Bulgarian landmarks to be featured in the Europe scale models park in the Black Sea city of Burgas are,

The St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria

The Rila Monastery in the Rila Mountain, Bulgaria

The Bridge – a landmark of Bulgaria’s Burgas, which is actually not a bridge but a 300-meter-long walkway into the Black Sea ending with a 22-meter-tall observation tower offering a view of the St. Anastasia Island

The Madara Horseman, an 8th century AD Ancient Bulgar rock relief in Northeast Bulgaria

The Monument of Tsar Liberator, or Alexander the Liberator (Russian Emperor Alexander II (r. 1855 – 1881) in Sofia, Bulgaria.

It seems like Burgas’s Europe Park with have the scale models of the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, the Rila Monastery, and the Madara Horseman in common with the scale models park in Veliko Tarnovo.

The Burgas Bridge, a 300-meter-long walkway into the Black Sea. Photo: Burgas Municipality

The future scale models park with European Landmarks in the Black Sea city of Burgas is also going to have an information center and other amenities for tourists.

Bulgaria’s Burgas also boasts a rich archaeological heritage, including the ruins of ancient and medieval spa resort Aquae Calidae – Thermopolis, and the Burgos (Poros) Fortress on Cape Foros.


Relevant Books on Amazon.com:

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Bulgaria

Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria (Travel Guide)

Bulgaria History, Early Settlement and Empire: Pre-Bulgarian Civilizations, Communism, Society and Environment, Economy, Government and Politics

Cultural Tourism, 2nd Edition



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