Slavín Memorial Monument

Bratislava, Slovakia

Slavín is a memorial monument and military cemetery in Bratislava. It is the burial ground of 6,845 Soviet Army soldiers who fell during World War II while liberating the city in April 1945 from the occupying German Wehrmacht units and the remaining Slovak troops who supported the clero-fascist Tiso government. It is situated on a hill amidst a rich villa quarter of the capital and embassy residences close to the centre of Bratislava.

It was constructed between 1957 and 1960 on the site of a field cemetery, and opened on April 3, 1960 on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the city's liberation. The monument was constructed similar in kind to the Palace of Culture and Science in Stalinist architectural style. In 1961 it was declared a National Cultural Monument. Its designer was Ján Svetlík. On top of the 39.1 metre high pylon stands an 11 metre high sculpture of a soldier by A. Trizuljak. The bronze caisson door of the memorial auditorium is decorated with reliefs by R. Pribiš.

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Founded: 1957-1960
Category: Statues in Slovakia

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Anuprriya Gogna (14 months ago)
Fabulous views over city.. A very well made memorial and huge expanse to spend as much time as u wish.. And sunset ws pretty.
Aleksandar Arsić (14 months ago)
Great historic place in Bratislava with a great panorama view over the city, especially at night. Not-to-miss place for anyone visiting the city.
Miloslav Kogler (15 months ago)
Very well maintained memorial located in a marvelous neighbourhood and featuring great views over big portions of Bratislava.
Martin Zabojnik (18 months ago)
This a fine spot with grand views on Bratislava. Worth walking from the Presidential Garden in a mere 25’.
Karol Machacek (2 years ago)
Currently partialy under reconstruction but still a must see/visit place in Bratislava. Russian soldiers memorial monument and cemetary. It is a burial ground of thousands of Soviet army soldiers who fell during WW2 while taking over the city in April 1945 from the occupying German army. Asi a bonus :-) there is a nice view to the city.
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