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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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  • Right up on top of the hill overlooking the city stands this memorial to Slavin. It is a very sad place and very informative. I would suggest taking the time to visit this memorial.  more »
  • Memorial monument and military cemetery Slavin is located on the hill above the city and offers spectacular panoramic views over the capital of Slovakia. It is the burial ground of 6,845 Soviet soldie...  more »
  • We did this with a local guide and it was worth an hour to see it and hear about the site. We would not have been able to understand it on our own. This is not something that we would have selected on...  more »
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  • Great view over the city from up there. Sad how many soldiers had to give their lives for the peace we're living in today.
  • Slavin is a memorial monument and military cemetery. A place everyone should see while sightseeing Bratislava.Great view of the city. Quiet and calm, good place for walk.
  • Memorial to WW2 ukrainian soldiers. Good view of the city. Dont expect to find any drinks nearby.
  • War Nerds will love this. The views of Bratislava are awesome too.
  • love the view! quite popular (with couples ;) )

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Save money on a trip to the pricey town of Bratislava by booking a private room or by staying in one of the many hostels. While there are hotels here, frequent business travelers have driven prices up. Find accommodation in Stary Mesto--the city's Old Town--and experience the medieval charm of the area, such as winding streets, old churches, and a hill-top castle. Consider staying on the Danube for riverside views. Be sure to check the reviews of your lodging ahead of time; the quality of accommodations can vary.
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