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Ruse

Ruse

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The city is situated in the northeastern part of the country, about 200 km from Varna, 300 km from Sofia and about 75 km south of Bucharest, Romania's capital. It is Bulgarian's biggest city on the Danube River and 5th biggest in the country. The first Danube bridge between Ruse and the town of Giurgiu (Romania) was built in 1954 and is in great importance for the region. The city is know for its architecture and is often called the Little Vienna.

The building of the Municipality of Ruse
The building of the Municipality of Ruse
The building was completed in 1985 in a typical for socialism style. The local people call it the Ship because of the specific architectural design.

Monument of Liberty
Monument of Liberty
One of the symbols of the city was build in the beginning of the XX century in honour of the liberation of the city. At the top of the monument lies a 3.75 meters statue of a woman with a sword in her left hand. At the base there are statues of two bronze lions, one tearing together the slave chains, while the other keeps the sword and the shield of freedom.

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The Danube River Alley provides many opportunities for relaxing walks, sports and fishing.

House-museum and memorial of Baba Tonka
House-museum and memorial of Baba Tonka
Tonka Obretenova (1812-1893) participated actively in the liberation struggle, supporting the Ruse Revolutionary Committee.

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