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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Karol Machacek (46 days 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.
Ondro Brachtýr (3 months ago)
Historic site with great sentimental value and beautiful views over the whole city of Bratislava.
Michal Brat (3 months ago)
Currently under reconstruction but accessible, Slavín is an interesting WW2 memorial and one of the places with greatest view over Bratislava.
Peter Hycko (3 months ago)
A memorial to Soviet war dead, it's a long walk uphill and I'm not sure of any other way to get there There are approximately 7000 buried here who died during ww2. The views are great but let's not forget it's a memorial
Newcomer TV (4 months ago)
Very nice memorial. Worth a visit. Great view over the city and of the castle. At the moment there are construction workers working around the obelisk so we could‘nt see it in all its beauty. Very recommendable!
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