Monumental memorial Slavín is a huge cementory located above Bratislava. I tis the only one working cementery for soldiers. 6845 Soviets which died in 1945 during the liberation of Bratislava are burried here. It has been built in the 1960 and two years later declared as a national monument. Every 4th April a celebration takes part here as a tribute to the fallen soldiers.
Monumental memorial Slavín is a huge cemetery located above Bratislava. It is the only one working cemetery for soldiers. 6845 Soviets which died in 1945 during the liberation of Bratislava are buried here. It has been built in the 1960 and two years later declared as a national monument. Every 4th April a celebration takes part here as a tribute to the fallen soldiers.
The stairs lead to the six mass graves and 278 individual ones. Above all there is a 39,5m high pylon with a 11m high sculpture on top illustrating the soldier holding the flag of liberalization.
All around the place there is a giant park. As this is the highest point in the city, from the eastern terrasse there is a wonderful panorama of all the Bratislava.
There is no direct connection to the Slavín monument by public transport. The closest stop is called SAV. Many buses, trolleybuses and night buses stop here. When you get to the stop, you have to walk down the "Štefánikova" street towards the city center. Then you take the first right towards the "Puškinova" street, which will lead you up to the hill to the "Mišíkova" street. If you continue to the left by this street you will get directly to the stairs, which lead to the monumet. I should take arround 15-20 minutes of walking.
If you go from the city center, you need to get to the "Hodžovo námestie" square, where there is Grassalkovich palace. Go a bit up the "Štefánikova" street until you turn left to the "Lermontova" street. Continue up the hill and you will get directly to the stairs which lead to Slavín monument.
If you go from the Central train station, you need to get to the cross of "Šancová" street and "Štefánikova" street where you find a bus station called SAV. From this place follow the instructions in the section Get to Slavín by public transport.
You need to get to the "Na Slavíne" street and park your car directly on this street. Slavín is considered to be the luxury part of Bratislava, so it should be quite save to stop the car for that few hours until you visit the monument.
I've been to Slavin. There's good views over Bratislava. I believe there is a small bus that goes to the foot of the steps (147).
There's several spelling mistakes/typos. here: "cemetery", "It is the only working..", "It was built in 1960,", "eastern terrace.."
Published by Nigel | 31 Oct '12