The monument of Vasil Levski in Veliko Tarnovo was opened in 1946. It is located in the central part of the town – on the same street on which the Apostle had passed by for a last time in December, 1872. His figure is presented in full-size, with his hands tied and loop around his neck. In the foundation of the monument is written his most notable thought: “If I win – a whole nation wins, if I lose – I lose myself only.”
Initiator, donor and organizer for the construction of the monument of Vasil Levski in Veliko Tarnovo is Carl Joseph Papoushek (born in Veliko Tarnovo, with Czech origin).