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Ranked #64 of 213 things to do in Sofia
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Owner description: The Monument to the Unknown Warrior with its eternal flame is situated between the churches Alexander Nevski Church and St. Sofia.
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We were brought here during our free walking tour of Sofia, most people just walk past but it is worth stopping by.

Thank travelpassion
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Sofia city center has lots of historical monuments. Enjoy your walk and take nice pictures when the weather is fine!

Thank Irene C
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

This monument is located next to the Alexander Nevsky Church and the St. Sofia church and is close to other interesting locations to see and visit.

It serves as a remembrance to all the Bulgarian soldiers who died during the wars while defending the country. It was opened in September 1981, 1300 years after founding the Bulgarian state.

You will see the eternal flame, with ground coming from the Shipka Pass and Stara Zagora (two very important battle sites),a big sculpture of a lion (national symbol of Bulgaria) and as a stone inscription of a stanza (part of The New Graveyard Above Slivnitsa 1885 poem) by the national writer Ivan Vazov.

It will take a couple of minutes, but that's more than enough to pay your respect to the fallen soldiers.

Thank j00st78
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

You can take a quick look at the monument and the large lion on your way to visit the Nevski Cathedral.

Thank chitownsam
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

A monument in honour of the fallen in wars situated in front of Saint Sofia church. Not very large, but notable by the Lion statue nearby.

Thank yegorb306
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