Inside Buzludzha: The derelict monument to Bulgaria’s Communist past

Today we took time off the bikes to visit Buzludzha; the former home of Bulgaria’s Communist Party.

Built in 1981 at a cost of over £5m, the building has fallen into disrepair since the fall of the iron curtain in 1989.

The Bulgarian government do not have the funds to either restore or demolish the eerie building, so it lies in its derelict state as a monument to the country’s troubled past.

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