Al-Shaheed Monument, Baghdad

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Located on the banks of the Tigris River, Al-Shaheed Monument serves as a reminder of the hardships and the large loss of life in the Iraq-Iran War. The 40 m (131 ft) high turquoise dome stands split in half, with a flame-like Iraqi flag in between. Designed by renowned architect Saman Kamal and sculptor Ismail Fatah Al Turk, the monument occupies an enormous platform in the center of an artificial lake. Plan your visit to Al-Shaheed Monument and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Baghdad online route planner .
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  • This war memorial evokes light. It is this gorgeous sky blue set against white. You can’t quite understand the magnitude of how big and beautiful it is until you are up-close. It’s not the same as fro...  more »
  • Al-Shaheed Monument, also known as the Martyr's Memorial, is a monument dedicated to the Iraqi soldiers who died in the Iran–Iraq plus soldiers who died fighting ISIS. Surrounded by beautiful well kep...  more »
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