Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Warsaw, Poland

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is dedicated to the unknown soldiers who have given their lives for Poland. It is one of many such national tombs of unknowns that were erected after World War I, and the most important such monument in Poland.

The monument, located at Piłsudski Square, is the only surviving part of the Saxon Palace that occupied the spot until World War II. Since 2 November 1925 the tomb houses an unidentified body of a young soldier who fell during the Defence of Lwów. At a later date earth from numerous battlefields where Polish soldiers have fought was added to the urns housed in the surviving pillars of the Saxon Palace.

The Tomb is constantly lit by an eternal flame and assisted by a guard post by the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army. It is there that most official military commemorations take place in Poland and where foreign representatives lay wreaths when visiting Poland.

The changing of the guard takes place on the hour of every hour daily and this happens 365 days a year.

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Founded: 1925
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Poland

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olha olha (3 months ago)
Place where a special guards are. And every hour you can observe the guard change that looks very interesting to watch. The place where you can see the respect to people's death, to those who defended the country from any aggression or war. To keep this in mind and never repeat any more!! Unfortunely a lot of depends on the neighbour you have... Glory to Poland and Glory to Ukraine?❤??
Troy D (4 months ago)
Visiting Warsaw, Poland ?? you have to add this to your trip. Both times I went on vacation there I enjoyed the changing of the guards. It is such a proud culture and their past is so amazing. I was able to experience it with two people that are so very special to me. I would do it again and again. There is a beautiful park behind the site and a great old city to walk minutes away.
Troy D (7 months ago)
Visiting Warsaw, Poland you have to add this to your trip. Both times I went on vacation there I enjoyed the changing of the guards. It is such a proud culture and their past is so amazing. I was able to experience it with two people that are so very special to me. I would do it again and again. There is a beautiful park behind the site and a great old city to walk minutes away.
Haron Smadi (9 months ago)
It is a wonderful and very moving place that pays you to respect and appreciate the soldiers, conflicts and battles that Poland went through. It is located on the edge of the great national park (Saxon Garden) in a place full of patriotic and military atmosphere. Two soldiers guard the shrine throughout the day and night, changing every hour in a continuous movement, and it is lit by an eternal flame that does not go out. It is one of the most venerable places in Warsaw worth visiting.
Troy D (10 months ago)
Visiting Warsaw, Poland you have to add this to your trip. Both times I went on vacation there I enjoyed the changing of the guards. It is such a proud culture and their past is so amazing. I was able to experience it with two people that are so special to me. I would do it again and again. There is a beautiful park behind the site and a great old city to walk minutes away.
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