The memorial bell tower


It rises majestically in the centre of the town. One of the first monuments in honour of the National Liberation in Bulgaria, built in 1878. The advance detachment of General Gourko entered Byala Cherkva on 6 July (24 June old style) 1877. The Russian liberating troops were welcomed by the population and addressed with a moving speech by Irina Bacho-Kirova. She started with donations by the Russian officers a fund for the construction of the monument.

The tower is 25 metres high. A clock bought with money donated by the teacher Yoakim Vassilev was fitted to it in 1929. The clock still works.






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