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Slavin War Memorial, Bratislava
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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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  • The Slavin memorial is a tribute to the nearly 7,000 Soviet soldiers who died to liberate Slovakia from the Nazis. It is really quiet at the top and after a bit of a walk it was quite peaceful to stop...  more »
  • When we talk about World War 2 heroics and sacrifices we always talk about American or British soldiers. Hollywood movies are mainly scripted or motivated by characters from the US or the UK. Hence, v...  more »
  • Its a fair old hike from the town but not beyond anyone in reasonable health, lovely peaceful place to reflect the reason and view the city skyline. There is a bus up to the gate but not sure how freq...  more »
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  • Great view of the city and nice place to visit. Enjoy the walk/trek. :)
  • A moving tribute to the more than 7,000 Soviet soldiers who died liberating Bratislava. Beautiful architecture and breathtaking views of the city.
  • Large and quiet place. It's not too bad but I was expecting a better view over the city.
  • Really appreciate this historical monument. It has a great atmosphere. It's a lovely and romantic place with amazing view to all Bratislava
  • This monument commemorates Red Army soldiers who fought in Slovakia during WWII. It's huge and in the style soviet architecture. Located on a hill that dominate the city, it allows a full view of the city. It should be 15 minutes on foot from the central station.