It is currently not possible for visitors to go inside the Buzludzha Monument.

For many years visitors continued to gain access through broken doors and windows, even after entry was officially prohibited. Now however, these entry points have been sealed and a guard watches over the site 24/7. (For a discussion of why this is a good thing, please see this news post.)

Buzludzha is still very much worth visiting, however. The monument’s exterior design is unique, while its mountainous surroundings are both beautiful, and densely packed with cultural attractions – so that a trip to Buzludzha can easily become part of a larger cultural tour of the region.

The following interactive map details some other local attractions, including monuments, restaurants, historical sites and accommodation options. Just click on any point to see a description.