Freedom Square
Freedom Square
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TheLush101
Cardiff, UK2,398 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Nice open square with good gardens. There were lots of family and kids around even late at night in August 2022, partly because of the summer holidays. If you’re in the city, you’ll no doubt pass through here at some point so take some time to look at the Mother Bulgaria statue too.
Written August 26, 2022
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Nik R
Varna, Bulgaria6,654 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Beautiful and huge square in the center of Ruse, the 5th biggest city in Bulgaria, dominated by the soaring and grand Monument of Freedom. It is surrounded by buildings of awesome neo-baroque and neoclassical architecture, many of which are cultural monuments, that brought Ruse the nickname of "The Little Vienna" long time ago. A couple of fountains are on the square as well as some well-trimmed, manicured small gardens. You can watch the world going by from some of the benches in the shade of the trees or you can enjoy a drink or meal in some of the restaurants and cafeterias scattered along the periphery of the square.
Written June 11, 2021
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Terroll
Atlantic Beach, FL15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
The Wondrous Wife and I were in Bucharest visiting a son and his wife for New Years. Almost everything in Bucharest was closed for the holiday so, what the heck, we took a day trip to Rousse Bulgaria. Crossing the border was not smooth, (they were apparently surprised anyone actually wanted to come into Bulgaria) but they did let us in the country. We made our way to the main pedestrian boulevard and started walking. Well, almost everything in Rousse was also closed for the holiday. The boulevard was, however, very crowded with Bulgarians taking a walk (nothing else to do?). It was a beautiful place with great old buildings, and it goes on for many blocks. Small problem, the vendors that were open were primarily street vendors who only took levs ( Bulgarian cash) and no money exchanges were open. Various Restaurants were operating so we did have a very nice meal where a credit card could be used. I would certainly recommend visiting Rousse if you happen to be in Bucharest, (after all you get to add another country visited to your list) just don’t do it the first week in January.
Written January 15, 2018
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,514 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
All buildings surrounding the square are from after 1878 when Bulgaria liberated itself from Ottoman occupation. It is as if the newly independent nation wanted to make a statement: we are part of Europe, not longer ruled by an Islamic Sultan. Thus neo-classical style monumental buildings: little Vienna on the Danube. The statue in the middle shows a woman representing the new nation. She looks peaceful and holds a cross in her hand, on her head she proudly wears victory laurels. At her feet lions that broke the chains of the Turkish rulers.
Compared to other cities in the region, here no six lane highways with car traffic in the center, but a wonderful quiet pedestrian zone with greens trees, cafés and restaurants. Bulgaria how it used to be, still not hit by mass tourism.
Written September 1, 2017
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gniteIrene
Toronto, Canada943 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Ruse is a gorgeous Bulgarian town on the right bank of the Danube. You really do feel like you are in a mini- Vienna with all the stunning Neo-Baroque and Neo- Rococo architecture. Freedom Square is a broad, pedestrianized walker's paradise with many monuments, fountains, cafes and plenty of places to sit and take in the beauty. A gorgeous square in a gorgeous city.
Written January 24, 2018
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Katerina P
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Friends
The city center is very beautiful and unique for Bulgaria. It is not by chance that the city is called "The Little Vienna". The statue of liberty and all the gardens, fountains and walking area are a very nice place to relax and enjoy the day.
Written September 14, 2017
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jhony07
Sofia, Bulgaria132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Friends
In the middle of the city of Ruse is located Freedom Square. It is the historical centre of the city and because of that it's surrounded by neoclassical examples of architecture. The Square itself is spacious and green. In the middle is located the monument of liberty and right behind it is located the biggest fountain in the city. Next to it is located the fountain of Heracle and next to it is the round fountain. The whole square is formed as a garden and there are some rare floral species. Right next to the square are the Municipality, the theatre, the courthouse and the building of the first bank in Bulgaria. There are lots of cafes and restaurants in the area and if you want you can hire a rickshaw to go around the centre. From the both northern sides of the square starts the Aleksandrovska str., witch is one of the main boulevards in the city. There are located lots of shops and two discos, also lots of restaurants and one trade centre.
Written December 31, 2013
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Andy N
Monmouthshire, UK77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The most gorgeous square, peaceful, tidy and tranquil - on a Sunday morning. It is surrounded by an impressive array of building. Worth a visit.
Written October 9, 2019
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Galina I
Varna, Bulgaria11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
A lovely place in the heart of the city, the main symbol of the town. It's a must when visiting Ruse.It's green and very relaxing and in the same time full of life. All main sights are close, as well the best restaurants in town.
Written September 9, 2019
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KosmoS
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Solo
Ruse is nicknamed the "little Vienna" because of its architecture and history.
This city was once even more developed compared to Sofia or Plovdiv.
It is also known the "city of the first things". During the 19th century, the first printing house was discovered, the first telegraph agency, the first railway line in Bulgaria, the first brewery - basically where the civilisation came from.
Written August 4, 2019
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