Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza), Warsaw

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See one of Poland's significant World War I monuments, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza). The structure at the site features the remains of the old Saxon Palace, which has only been partially rebuilt and serves as a tomb. Soil from 24 battlefields has been added to urns inside the tomb. Although the majority of the memorial is dedicated to fallen soldiers from World War I, it hosts ceremonies commemorating unknown soldiers who have fallen in almost every war that Poland has fought over the years. An eternal flame burns at the tomb and a guard from the Polish army remains on watch to keep it ablaze. Many visitors leave flowers and tokens around the site as a tribute, and you can too, but be aware that these are removed regularly. The Virtuti Militari and Cross of Valor, two of Poland's highest military honors, are portrayed on steel gratings behind the memorial. By using our Warsaw vacation generator, you can arrange your visit to Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza) and other attractions in Warsaw.
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  • The archway in which the tomb is situated is all the remains of the huge Saxon Palace that was destroyed during World War II. The changing of the guard is quite solemn and worth seeing.  more »
  • it's just the opposite of Sofitel Victoria, from your hotel room you have a good views of the tomb and gardens.... and is only 5 mins walk to the old town  more »
  • We visited this place with a 'free walking tour' and it was very moving. The history of Warsaw is breathtakingly sad.  more »
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  • This monument goes to show that the Polish people have a lot of respect for their military. The sombre ambiance at the memorial cannot be replicated without being there. Recommended when in Warsaw.
  • Poland people respect thier brave soldiers who have died for thier country, i can see that because of this (tomb of the unknown soldier)
  • Absolutely magic place. You simply can feel this magical yet very sad aura made of souls of soldiers who fought and died for Poland. A must-see place in Warsaw. Hint: wait till the nearest hour and see the guards change.
  • Place to pay tribute to Polish Soldiers who sacrificed their lives for others to have their own Poland
  • Very nice place. Charged of history. Nice at night with lighting on the square. Right in front of Novotel

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