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Monument to the Unknown Warrior

Sofia, Bulgaria (Serdica)
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Ranked #53 of 65 Attractions in Sofia
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Description: 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Rustington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2012

The flame represents the unknown soldiers and some of the soil and remains are in a casket below the flame.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

The monument was erected as a remembrance of the hundreds of thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who died for their country in wars waged by the Bulgarian state.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

The picture presented is not the Monument of the Unknown Warior

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is a photo of Saint Sophia monument. Anyway, the monument of the Unknown warior is a very small place right next to Saint Sophia church.

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