v. Madara. Municipality Shumen. State Shumen.
The only one rock relief in Europe, dated from the beginning of the Middle Ages, is cut in the VIII=IX century on a vertical rock on 23 meters height. The relief is picturing a horseman in natural size, who has thrown his spear at a fallen under the horse lion. and there is a dog, running behind the horse. The Madara horseman is a model of the medieval Bulgarian art. It symbolizes the power of the Bulgarian country during its khan period. The relief is included in the List of the world cultural and natural heritage in 1979.