Explore the abandoned legend in VR

Step into an interactive, first-person VR experience and explore a redesigned, conceptual version of the Buzludzha monument to see what it could look like if it was ever restored. Sense the scale of the structure and feel the atmosphere of the surrounding landscape.

Reveal and discover artifacts to learn interesting facts about the controversial past of this UFO-shaped structure. Immerse yourself playing the grand piano, fly around the monument, juggle with muffins or climb the 70m high tower; Buzludzha VR has plenty to offer to keep you engaged.


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Situated on top of a mountain over 1400 meters above sea level, the Buzludzha monument is like something out of a science fiction movie.

This UFO-shaped structure was built in the 1970s to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Bulgaria's Social Democratic party.  

After 7 difficult years of construction, the monument was officially opened to the public in August 1981. For the next 8 years, it was used as the headquarters of the communist party.

However, in November 1989 Bulgaria ceased to be a Communist State and the building was promptly closed down. After years of disuse and with no further maintenance, the abandoned structure began to quickly deteriorate and suffer from acts of vandalism.

Thanks to the building’s unusual design and unique location, it did not take long for Buzludzha to become one of Europe’s most iconic abandoned sites. It continuously attracts urban explorers from all around the world.