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Historic Landmark
Romanian mausoleum

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During the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) in Pleven village Grivitsa are held one of the bloodiest military operations. The village base for attacks on Pleven.

In fighting killed hundreds of soldiers. Grivitsa is where the Romanian army suffered the greatest losses. You can still see the remains of long ramparts. During the third assault to liberate the village Grivitsa, Pleven, after three separate attacks Romanian troops backed by two Russian regiments, learn one of the strongest points supporting the Turkish army. In 3000 fighting Romanians make sacrifices, but since the fort was named "Bloody redoubt."

From 1892 to 1897 in Grivitsa was built mausoleum in memory of the fallen Romanian soldiers. The funds are provided by the Romanian people and the mausoleum was officially opened in 1902

Romanian artists painted the iconostasis and frescoes in the temple premises. Immediately after the war, the region where they were Grivitsa redoubts over brotherly mounds were built 17 Russian and Romanian heritage. In 1958, the memorial park was built and in 1967 the museum exposition. In it, visitors can get an idea of the village Grivitsa battle during the Russo-Turkish War.

The mausoleum consists of the temple premises and ossuary, and the marble sarcophagi are stored in the bones of those who died fighting in the village Grivitsa Romanian soldiers. Iconostasis represents Jesus Christ, St. Nicholas, Michael and Virgin. In 1902, he placed a bronze medallion with text in Romanian language.

The museum area is dedicated to the participation of Romania in the Russo-Turkish War. Visitors can immerse themselves in the atmosphere of war through exhibits that show fighting in the village. Are exhibited specimens of original Romanian uniforms, copies of Romanian military flags and objects reflecting rural life during the Russo-Turkish War.

The museum relies on weekends. Admission is free.

Working hours: 09:00 to 15:00

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