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. 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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  • Very big way to commemorate thousands of Soviet Army soldiers who fell during World War II, if you ask us. Slavin is situated in a very rich villa quarter, on top of a hill, which offers amazing views...  more »
  • Impressive military cemetery and place of meditation. It's a bit far from the Center, but it's a slice of history not to be missed. The site offers a nice view of the city.
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  • Well worth going to see if in Bratislava little bit of a hike but once there the view of the city is worth and the monument is well worth seeing  more »
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  • Forget about the monument (though it's amazing and worth thinking a second about the history on which this monument was erected) the views over the city are simply amazing from here. You can see whole Bratislava and after whole day of sightseeing go back and relive it from the start enjoying the setting sun.
  • I do recommend to visit this place at night. The view of the city and the memorial from this place is gorgeous. One of the best places in the city hands down.
  • Slavín is the most beautiful and monumental necropolis I know of. You can get there either by bus (no. 147 from Hodža's square, Slavín is a request stop) or by foot. The view and the atmosphere is really worth the journey.
  • Excellent aerial view and quiet location above rush city. Within small walk there is huge and nice city park called Horský park
  • Really now busy place offering great views and an oportunity for exploration. I advise you to get lost in the surrounding small streets displaying the most beautiful villas. This is also a great place for running especiali from Šancovia via the stair street.
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