If you wish to know more about the Russo-Turkish Liberation War, make sure to visit the Orthodox Chapel and Mausoleum of Saint George the Trophy-Bearer when you are in Pleven. One of the city’s most significant historical landmarks, it was built in memory of the hundreds of Russian and Romanian soldiers who fell in the Siege of Pleven of 1878. Today the remains of many of these soldiers are preserved in the mausoleum crypt. The chapel was built between 1903 and 1907 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Liberation of Bulgaria, and was later proclaimed a monument of culture. Architecturally it follows the Neo-Byzantine style and has a cross-in-square plan. The central dome is 24 metres high, and there are four more on each side. The inauguration ceremony, which took place on 3 September 1907, was attended by Knyaz Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Prince Vladimir Alexandrovich – son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna, and members of the Tsar Liberator Committee.
- 43.407924 / 43°24’28” N – 24.619368 / 24°37’9” E
- 5800 Pleven, Vazrazhdane Square
- road E83, then D35, then St. St. Cyril and Methodius" street in the direction to the city center
- regular ticket - 3.00 BGN; for students - 2.00 BGN; for retirees - 2.00 BGN; videocamera - 20 BGN; camera - 5.00 BGN.