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A touching place for Bulgarian, not particularly so for toursists

The monument is a touching symbol for many Bulgarians, but for tourists in general it's... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Kostyantyn_V
lion

in the front of Sveti Aleksandar Nevski you can stop to gett a shot with the lion. There is all so... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Itzik L
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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The Monument to the Unknown Warrior with its eternal flame is situated between the churches Alexander Nevski Church and St. Sofia.
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good28%
  • Average47%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“eternal flame” (6 reviews)
“lion statue” (4 reviews)
“sveta sofia” (3 reviews)
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Serdica
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

The monument is a touching symbol for many Bulgarians, but for tourists in general it's unfortunately just "another" eternal flame and a statue of lion good enough to make a picture. It can not be missed, as it's situated between Al-r Nevsky Cathedral and Sofia...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

in the front of Sveti Aleksandar Nevski you can stop to gett a shot with the lion. There is all so flame in front of the building.

Thank Itzik L
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

No English signage. Near St Sofia church. Fresh flowers, unsure if there all time or if visit was near anniversary.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The monument is very close to Alexander Nevski cathedral and to the Sveta Sofia church. The whole area makes you think of the stupidity of greed and war. More lightly, locals rub the lion`s leg, or try to caress the head.It seems that you are...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

A peaceful place guarded by a huge lion statue. A place for reflection for all soldiers regardless of country of origin

Thank Denis F
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

you can stop or keep on walking. Seems to me, most people were interested in getting a shot with the lion. There is a flame in front of the building.

Thank 427BeatleBob
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Reviewed 23 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....More

Thank j00st78
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Reviewed 15 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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