The King Liberator Monument /Pametnik Tsar Osvoboditel/ is situated on the square in front of the parliament building in Sofia. The monument was erected in honour of the Russian tsar Alexander II and his army – liberator of Bulgaria from Ottoman rule.
The 14m bronze statue was designed by the Italian artist Arnoldo Zocci who is also the author of the Columbus Monument in Buenos Aires. The tsar sits astride his horse holding the declaration of war against the Ottomans in one hand. Read more