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Slavín is the name of a war memorial and cemetery in Bratislava in honor of the Soviet soldiers who lost their lives during the conquest of Bratislava in April 1945 during World War II . It is located on a mountain in the western part of the old town of Bratislava .

The memorial designed by Ján Svetlík was built between 1957 and 1960 on the site of a Soviet honorary cemetery and opened to the public on April 3, 1960, on the 15th anniversary of the city's liberation. In 1961 it was declared a national cultural monument.

The area consists of:

  • a staircase of honor
  • a cemetery with graves (6 mass graves, 278 individual graves) of 6,845 Soviet soldiers
  • a central hall of honor with various statues, inscriptions and a symbolic sarcophagus made of white marble. There is also a 39.5 meter high pillar with a statue of a victorious Soviet soldier on its end and the inscriptions on the outer walls with dates of the liberation of various places in Slovakia in the years 1944–1945.

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Commons : Slavín v Bratislave  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 48 ° 9 '14.4 "  N , 17 ° 5' 59"  E