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“Most Amazing Panoramic Diorama”
Review of Pleven Epopee 1877

Pleven Epopee 1877
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Pleven
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Pleven Epopee 1877 is situated in Skobelev Park, the site upon which the deciding battle of the five-month siege on the city occurred in 1877 at the end of the Russo-Turkish war which contributed to the Liberation of Bulgaria after five centuries of Ottoman rule.
The building it's self is impressive but the crown jewel is the 115 meter circumference by 15 meter high panorama that has a 12 meter foreground. When one enters the chamber the immediate impression is of being outdoors, overlooking the battlefield. The lighting is very effective and the artifacts in the for-ground make the battle scenes seem real.
The only criticism I have is that it is best if you can be accompanied by an English speaking Bulgarian as the tour is in Bulgarian, unless you pay an additional fee for the guide to also translate into English, (and I found that her English was not the best, although understandable)
Admission $3 Lev, English translation an additional $6 Lev, photography of the Panorama an additional $5 Lev.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WParks
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This very imposing building is built on the former battlefield and houses a small museum commemorating the events. The main feature is the large panorama/diorama, showing the battle between the Russian and Romanian armies and the Turkish army in 1877. It was interesting to see, as I knew little about the war. It could even be improved, if it were possible to see outside from the upper stories or roof, so as to compare the modern views with the battlefield paintings. It's helpful to go with a Bulgarian as the guided tour is not in English.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank howardsends
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The building in its own is a landmark of the area that deserves to dedicated a visit. But the real interest is when you enter, and watch its excibition and the paintings. There are some great paintings, but the main work is the panoramic fresco that covers the whole area of the walls of the last floor. It is a representation of the battles for freedom from the Ottomans given in the area, having in the first level some miniatures which give a better perspective of the area. There is also a nice park arround it, with monuments dedicated to the lost troopers from differnt countries.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Michael-MXX
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I like how the uppers floor looks pretty interesting. The only down side is that they do not speak English.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nicoletaa2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

this building tells the story of the Battle with the turkish in 1877, in a 3d pictorial format
its as if you are there in the Battle

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank C7119HTpetert
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