About Pametnitsite Historical Park
Pametnitsite Historical Park commemorates the Russian soldiers who died while liberating Svishtov in the Russo-Turkish War.
Pametnitsite Historical Park history
During the Russo-Turkish War (1876 -1878), after the Russian army landed on the Bulgarian bank of the Danube on the night of 26 June 1877, Svishtov became the first town in the country to be liberated.
The beginnings of local town government in Bulgaria can be traced back to 16 July 1877, when Svishtov was designated province town with first governor Naiden Gerov, whose office was set up in the house where renowned writer Aleko Konstantinov was born. A town council was set up in Svishtov under the control of the governor and the regional governor.
Pametnitsite Historical Park was declared a historical reserve in 1969.
Pametnitsite Historical Park today
Today, as well as the statues and parklands of Pametnitsite, there is a small museum about these historic events. The remains of the ancient town of Nove (1st century) and the Medieval town of Stuklen are also located nearby, and worth visiting too if in the area.
Getting to Pametnitsite Historical Park
Pametnitsite Historical Park lies on the southbank of the River Danube a few miles outside the town of Svishtov in north Bulgaria. If driving from Pleven, the nearest city to Svishtov, take the E83 eastbound and merge onto route 3002 at Balgarene. Follow this route until you reach Oresh, then merge onto route 52 which will take you straight to Svishtov.
From Svishtov, continue down route 52 and you will reach Pametnitsite Historical Park after roughly a 5-minute drive.