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Monument to the Unknown Warrior

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Address: Sofia, Bulgaria
Description: The Monument to the Unknown Warrior with its eternal flame is situated...
The Monument to the Unknown Warrior with its eternal flame is situated between the churches Alexander Nevski Church and St. Sofia.
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Didn't see a monument !!!

we came to this spot after the Sofia church ,our guide introduced this place & said that this is a memorial to the dead soldiers ,the lion is a symbol of the armed forces .fire is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

we came to this spot after the Sofia church ,our guide introduced this place & said that this is a memorial to the dead soldiers ,the lion is a symbol of the armed forces .fire is symbolic .the lion is quiet impressive & a photo Opp.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On the first visit you can miss this place.... In fact the monument is not something big or easy to be seen.... It is situated on the southern side of the church St.Sofia. It is infact an always burning flame !!!!! Near it you can find the statues of two lions and the national flag. So open your eyes when... More 

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Athens, Greece
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

i love Sofia city and downtown centerbefore i was very often there. so lovely place. peacefull and quiete .

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This wonderful lion is the symbol of the city. Very good example of how interesting this city can be, it lays between Agia Sofia Church and Alexander Nevski Church. Wonderful spot for a wonderful picture!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Sofia doesn't have a tremendously proud military history. They're a small country who guessed wrong (sided with Germany) in both world wars. Plus the monument is very utilitarian, Soviet looking - which is not a good look for memorials. There isn't much to see here.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This monument is nothing but an insult to the people living in this country. However it should be kept there as a reminder of the dark times and for this country to remember its painful past

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

As all communistic monuments this one is a disgrace to history, culture and art. Good that it is kept, so reminds us all what not to build. If you are a skater - thats your place...

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

The graffiti on this monument is ever changing. If you can dodge the skateboarders, it is fun to get up close and think about how this monument that was so significant to the Communist occupiers is now updated with spray paint.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

Always impressive to see an eternal flame for the unknows soldiers

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I go pass it every day and often stop and enjoy the monument, just for a second, just so i could feel it's spirit.

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Address: Address: Sofia, Bulgaria
Location: Europe  >  Bulgaria  >  Sofia Region  >  Sofia>  > Serdica

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