Buzludzha Peak is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 1.416m (4,645ft) above the sea level, located in central Bulgaria.
The road to the summit is asphalted. At the summit sits the Bulgaria's most famous communist landmark: the Buzludzha Monument. Known as the Memorial House of the Bulgarian Communist Party, it was opened in 1981. The last part of the road is closed by a barrier. After the government’s fall from power in 1989, the site was abandoned. It’s being destroyed continuously by weather elements and people.
Located in the heart of the Balkan Mountains, the road is potholed and pretty steep. Starting from Road 5 the ascent is 16.0 km long via 12 hairpin turns. The elevation gain is 925 meters. The average gradient is 5.78%.