Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument

Shumen Plateau, Bulgaria

The Founders of the Bulgarian State Monument, dramatically overlooking the city of Shumen, shines a light on Bulgaria's rich past and its founders. This imposing structure is a tribute to the establishment of the Bulgarian state in 681 AD, encapsulating centuries of history, culture, and pride. Its grand architecture, merging historical significance with artistic mastery, stands as a beacon of Bulgarian national consciousness, inviting media producers to capture not just its physical grandeur but the spirit of a nation that has withstood the tests of time. Engulfed within the serene beauty of the Shumen Plateau, this monument offers an unparalleled backdrop; here, history doesn't just tell its tales but is vividly lived.

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The monument is easily accessible by paved roads suitable for all vehicle types, including large production trucks. Public transportation is available from Shumen city, ensuring effortless commute for cast and crew. While the area boasts good phone coverage, the sprawling nature of the plateau may merit hiring local guides for extensive explorations. No special vehicles are required, making this site both convenient and inviting for productions of any scale.

Services nearby

Shumen, mere kilometers away, provides a comprehensive suite of services including a variety of accommodation options, from luxurious hotels to cozy guesthouses, ample parking, diverse dining experiences befitting all tastes, shopping for essentials and props, and medical facilities ensuring a safe and comfortable production experience.
< 30 km
Gas station
More than 50 km away
Hospital or emergency room
More than 50 km away
< 1 km
< 30 km
< 30 km

Basecamp and facilities

Adjacent parking accommodates vehicles of all sizes, ensuring easy offloading of equipment. Although the site has basic visitor facilities like toilets, setting up a temporary basecamp may require additional arrangements. The proximity to Shumen ensures quick access to further amenities.

Risk factors

For content creators, the primary considerations include managing the visitation peaks to avoid crowds and ensuring equipment stability on the plateau's uneven terrains. Weather can be a sudden variable; thus, contingency plans for rapid changes are advised.


The monument attracts a steady flow of visitors, peaking during summer and on national holidays. Early mornings and late afternoons are less crowded, offering quieter moments for shooting. Securing permits for exclusive access is recommended for uninterrupted filming.

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