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Slavin War Memorial, Bratislava
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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. Plan to visit Slavin War Memorial and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Bratislava attractions using our Bratislava vacation generator.
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I personally wasn't aware of the Russian involvement in a lot of states during and after WWII but this is a grand somber place which really shows you the respect you have to have for these guys for li... read more »
Not really sure how much to write about a monument. It was a bit of a hike to get there as it's on top of a hill, but the monument itself is beautiful, particularly at night. There are also great view... read more »
This is a must, only thing that I would advise is if you have any mobility problems then you would be best to drive up or take a taxi as it very high up.
Z dálky vypadá památník tak nějak normálně, ale po příchodu blíž je obrovský. Okolí památníku je dobře udržováno, výhled na Bratislavu je osud moc hezký 👍.
Great view point of the city from here but be warned you will do alot of uphill walking to get their.
Lovely memorial set at a viewpoint that overlooks most of the city. Definitely worth visiting.
Always beautiful, quiet and one of the best views of the city.
Amazing views of the city. although it is a war graveyard, it just feels a lot more like a park. It's a really good place to visit and enjoy the views!
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