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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  • By sheer luck we arrived just as the changing of the guard started so we got to see the full parade. The fact that the sun was quite low and it wasn't overly busy that day just added to the impact of ...  more »
  • The remainder of the Saxon Palace, this may not the most beautiful design for the tomb of the unknown soldier, but did adopted and so it will be. For me, it's a special place. A place where time stops. It is the center of the city, and one away from the city and its worries. Has a special power, especially when there is no people, visits, visitors, speak a sublime, etc. It is a place of glory, which equally classifies our victories and defeats. Listed battles and campaigns, which fought against the Polish soldiers are a reminder of our traditions, our character, about ourselves.
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  • Beautiful place right alongside the main square and the Park! Think absolutely you should visit the tomb of the unknown soldier, it is guarded by two soldiers.
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  • Evocative monument to the unknown soldier proceeds under the arches of the portico of the old building that once stood in the plaza whose gardens are now the Saxons gardens. Do not miss the changing of the guard with its gear and small ceremony. @gargio76
  • Very nice place. Charged of history. Nice at night with lighting on the square. Right in front of Novotel
  • One place you should definitely visit. Great hornor to all the unknown. There was a huge palace at exactly this place but it was destroyed like so many great buildings by the Germans durring ww2. What's left is what today is known as tomb of the unknown soldiers.
  • Worth a visit - it is a symbol of tribute to those lost in war, and the most important such monument in Poland. It houses the body of an unidentified soldier, and an eternal flame constantly lights the tomb.
  • Very impressive and deeply touching. Must-visit when in Warsaw, especially given how dramatic the Polish history is.