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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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Where is the monument......

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Deyan B
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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414 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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