Take a look around the abandoned Buzludzha Monument in central Bulgaria with the below Google Maps Street View virtual tours of the decaying Bulgarian Communist Party building.
Images by Zlati Dimitrov
Images by Aleksandar Yanev
About the Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party
The Monument House of the Bulgarian Communist Party also known as the Buzludzha Monument, was built on the Buzludzha Peak in central Bulgaria by the Bulgarian communist government in 1981.
Construction began on January 23, 1974 under architect Georgi Stoilov, co-founder of the Union of Architects in Bulgaria. To build the foundation, the peak was leveled using TNT, which reduced the height of the mountain from 4,728 feet to 4,698 feet, which was roughly 15,000 cubic feet of rock.
The monument showcases the futuristic architecture common to many state-built communist buildings. After the fall of communism in 1989, the build was left to decay. Today the location is off limits to the pubic due to the unsafe structure, however, urban explorers still venture in to get a view. You can learn more about the abandoned communist building at the Monument website.
Other locations you might like to view, Hashima Island of the coast of Japan, Kopachi Village Kindergarten outside Chernobyl, or the Jarvis Palmer House in North Carolina.