Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier, Sofia

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    The Monument to the Unknown Soldier

    by call_me_rhia Written Jul 21, 2014
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    The Monument to the Unknown Soldier is located right on front of the Christina Church of St Sophia and - as the name suggests - it commemorates all those Bulgarian soldiers who died in wars.

    The monument, designed by Nikolas Nikolov, is not really spectacular and it is easy to miss, as most people would rather notice the imposing sitting lion (the symbol of Bulgaria) right by it. Only later one gets to notice the monument itself with its eternal flame.

    There's a stone inscription, taken from a poem by Ivan Vazov, which reads in English:
    O BULGARIA, FOR YOU THEY DIED,
    ONLY ONE WERE YOU WORTHY OF THEM
    AND THEY OF YOU WORTHY, O MOTHER, WERE!

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    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    by desert_princess Updated Nov 11, 2005

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    "Bulgaria,for you they died,
    You were the only one for them
    And they worthy of you, mother..."

    This sign is written in the Tomb of the unknown soldier,located in the wall of St Sofia church on the left side of Alexander Nevski catheral.
    There is no way to miss it if you look for the huge lion statue that is guarding it.

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    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    by hekate Written Aug 28, 2004

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    The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

    When going to Alexander Nevski Cathedral you migh take a minute and have a look at the Unknown Soldier Monument.

    On your left hand side when facing the main entrance of the cathedrel you will see a statue of a lion.

    If you look further you will see the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal burning flame beside the wall of St. Sofia church.

    I know that there are similar monuments all over the world but I don't think we should pass them by without paying repect to the "insignificant" people who had died for "great" ideas.

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    The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    by Balkan_Yovo Written Feb 26, 2005
    The Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier

    During national holidays flowers are brought here, in front of the eternal fire, to commemorate the heroes, who died for the cause of Bulgarian freedom.

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