We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights

You will not miss it on your tour of the city with the Lion statue. You can stop and take a photo... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
Worth Taking A Moment To Reflect

This monument is tucked away, don't blink or you will miss it. Sadly, when I walked past most of... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2018
Doha, Qatar
Read all 142 reviews
All photos (69)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good29%
  • Average46%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lion statue”(7 reviews)
“eternal flame”(6 reviews)
“sveta sofia”(3 reviews)
The Monument to the Unknown Warrior with its eternal flame is situated between the churches Alexander Nevski Church and St. Sofia.
Sofia, Bulgaria
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Sofia
from USD 5.80
More Info
from USD 4.70
More Info
Reviews (142)
Filter reviews
59 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lion statue eternal flame sveta sofia national symbol fitting tribute alexander nevsky worth a visit soldiers wars thousands remembrance defending bulgaria commemorates guarded touching city
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 59 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You will not miss it on your tour of the city with the Lion statue. You can stop and take a photo like anywhere else.

Thank 3SEse7
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This monument is tucked away, don't blink or you will miss it. Sadly, when I walked past most of the other tourists were taking selfies; with the Bulgarian Lion who is meant to be guarding the monument. The monument commemorates thousands of Bulgarian soldiers who...More

Thank 482mhairim
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Easy to photograph this impressive lion statue in the large square. Good open sunlight in the area....on a sunny day.

Thank packcal
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This monument is dedicated to the many soldiers who died in a war and remain unidentified. It's adjacent to the oldest cathedral/basilica in Sofia and sits in what is one of the oldest areas of the city whence the city was founded centuries ago. It's...More

1  Thank Sam L
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The large lion is the symbol of Bulgaria and this lion is impressive. The flame reminds everyone of people lost in conflict. Hence I think this combination is a very memorable tribute.

Thank 2torontotraveller
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

This monument is in the middle of the park. The park leaves much to be desired. For being summer it wasn’t green... but that’s for another review. The monument towers over the city as if to say “remember those who have passed” and calls your...More

Thank Restless13Soul
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

This sacred site is on an avenue that leads to the Alexander Cathedral. A simple plain down to earth memorial to those who will never be known but will be remembered here for eternity.

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Being of military back ground we always take a moment at these sites, paying our respects. The huge lion statue represents the national symbol of Bulgaria, many people rub its paw for good luck.

1  Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 14 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

Thank Kostyantyn V
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 135 nearby hotels
Sense Hotel Sofia
883 reviews
.22 km away
Arena di Serdica Boutique Hotel
471 reviews
.29 km away
InterContinental Sofia
78 reviews
.29 km away
City Hotel
383 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,332 nearby restaurants
Vino & Tapas
204 reviews
.23 km away
Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant
594 reviews
.22 km away
Secret by Chef Petrov
269 reviews
.20 km away
293 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 571 nearby attractions
Cathedral Saint Alexandar Nevski
5,423 reviews
.17 km away
Saint Nikolas Russian Church (Tsurkva Sveta Nikolai)
1,727 reviews
.27 km away
National Gallery Square 500
95 reviews
.19 km away
National Museum of Natural History
152 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Monument to the Unknown Warrior staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines