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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  • Whilst in Bratislava we did a lot of walking, but this took the prize for toughest ascent! Our hotel was in the city centre and if you’re planning on visiting this humbling monument be prepared for qu...  more »
  • A solemn memorial set in beautiful grounds with great views over the city. Not that far a walk up to it when you know where you're going but do bring plenty of water as I made the mistake of walking u...  more »
  • Situated on a hill above the city this is not only a memorial but the last resting place of the thousands of Russian soldiers who fell in the battle for Bratislava. The memorial is an enormous column ...  more »
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