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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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  • Having a lot of time I decided to Slavin and don't regret it. As climbing the Hill between the luxurious buildings was the attraction, and Slavin provides great views of the city. Place of reverie, silence and the breath. I recommend to those who want to rest from tourists.
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  • Many steps up to the top but worth a visit. There are 6000 red soldiers buried here in mass graves and separate graves for the higher rank officers. There isn't a lot to see other than the beautiful v...  more »
  • Very interesting to visit here. On the day we visited it was very very foggy and you couldn't see a thing of the city but it made for the experience as the higher and higher you got the colder and fro...  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.