Slavin War Memorial, Bratislava

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#8 of 1,145 in Things to do in Slovakia
Pay your respects to some of Bratislava's liberators at Slavin War Memorial, a memorial monument and burial ground dedicated to the Soviet Army soldiers killed during the liberation of Slovakia's capital in World War II. Opened in 1960, the cemetery has six mass graves and 278 individual graves. The Stalinist-style memorial dominates the surrounding park with its 39.5 m (130 ft) obelisk topped by an 11 m (36 ft) sculpture of a Soviet soldier waving a flag. The central hall with various statues houses a symbolic sarcophagus made of white marble. Read the dates of the liberation of different places in Slovakia from the inscriptions on the outside walls. Put Slavin War Memorial into our Bratislava online tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Steep climb, wouldn't want to do it on a hot day, but worth it on this cool morning. Nice views and pretty ground.  more »
  • It is situated on top of hill overlooking Bratislava. You pass area with hi flying houses, embassies . Monument is huge. City names liberated by Soviet army and dates there off listed on each side of ...  more »
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