Tsar Liberation Monument

Tsar Liberation Monument (1 Narodno Sabranie Square, Sofia) — the Monument to the Tsar Liberator is located in the centre of Sofia.  It was erected in 1907 to honor Russian Emperor Alexander II (who liberated Bulgaria from Ottoman rule during the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78).  The monument was made of black polished granite from Vitosha Mountain and consists of a pedestal, a middle part with figures and a massive Neo-Renaissance cornice, finished with the sculpture of the Russian Tsar on a horse. Romania donated the bronze wreath at the foot, in memory of the Romanian soldiers that died during the war.