Not lacking in centuries old history, the town of Pleven became world famous during the Russian-Turkish War from 1877 to 1878. On 10th of December 1877 the liberation of the town determined the victorious outcome of the war.
The press all over Europe described this event and Bulgarian people raised monuments of gratitude to the heroes of the epic Battle of Pleven. Today Pleven is a significant administrative, industrial, cultural, tourist, telecommunication, transport and commercial center.
It is well known as the town of museums. There are dozens of museums and monuments within the territory of Pleven. Here also is the unique Pleven Epic 1877 Panorama Hall.