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Slavin Monument

Spend some quiet moments of reflection at this somber and thoughtful memorial to the Soviet soldiers who died liberating the city during World War II.

The Slavin Memorial is a moving tribute to the thousands of Soviet soldiers who fell during the liberation of Bratislava in World War II. It is also a military cemetery where those who were killed in the action are buried. The peaceful atmosphere attracts locals seeking a quiet place to relax and the hilltop setting offers excellent views of the city to the south.

A battle took place toward the end of the war and resulted in the liberation of the city from Nazi occupation. More than 6,000 Soviet soldiers were killed in the fierce fighting.

Look up at the triumphant monument which stands in the middle of the cemetery and immortalizes their heroic efforts and sacrifices. Its height of 164 feet (50 meters) includes a statue of a soldier with a flag.

Stroll along the paths that crisscross the cemetery, passing memorial sculptures and headstones with the names of soldiers written in Russian. There are also mass graves containing the remains of thousands of troops. If you want to learn more about the Russian Liberation as well as the subsequent rule of the USSR, head to the city’s Museum of Arms.

Enjoy the tranquility of the area and wander through the surrounding parkland. The cemetery’s elevated setting offers stunning views of Bratislava. The castle and New Bridge are both clearly visible to the south. Follow paths back through the leafy hillside to reach the center of the city. The route takes you through the residential area of Slavin, one of Bratislava’s wealthier districts. This is also the way to come if you want to walk from the city center. It takes about 30 minutes from Hodžovo Square in the old town.

There is no direct public transportation links to the Slavin memorial, but buses and trolleybuses stop a short walking distance away. Drivers can find parking spaces in Slavin.


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Lodging Near Slavin Monument

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ibis Bratislava Centrum

ibis Bratislava Centrum

Zamocka 38, Bratislava
4.0
of 5, from 619 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bratislava, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Clocks, St. Martin's Cathedral, and Bratislava Castle. Primate's Palace and New Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$53
Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel

Mercure Bratislava Centrum Hotel

Zabotova 2, Bratislava
4.5
of 5, from 515 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Bratislava hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Compatriot's Museum, Slavin Monument, and Primate's Palace. St. Martin's Cathedral and New Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$71
LOFT Hotel Bratislava

LOFT Hotel Bratislava

Štefánikova 4, Bratislava
4.7
of 5, from 1,190 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bratislava, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Compatriot's Museum, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Slavin Monument and New Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$70
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava

Hviezdoslavovo Nam 3, Bratislava
4.5
of 5, from 405 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the center of Bratislava, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Slovak National Theater and St. Martin's Cathedral. Primate's Palace and Bratislava Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$75
Hotel Saffron

Hotel Saffron

Radlinskeho 27, Bratislava
4.2
of 5, from 298 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bratislava, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Namestie Slobody, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. New Bridge and Slavin Monument are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$96
Marrol's Boutique Hotel

Marrol's Boutique Hotel

Tobrucka 4, Bratislava
4.8
of 5, from 1,136 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Marrol's Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of Bratislava Old Town, by the north bank of the Danube. Guests can catch a tram from nearby Ľudovíta Štúra Station, or explore on foot, strolling down the river to Hviezdoslavovo Square and stopping at an authentic Slovak bar to try a local wine or beer.

$55
Botel Gracia

Botel Gracia

Razusovo Nabrezie, Bratislava
3.7
of 5, from 410 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Stare Mesto, this houseboat is within a 10-minute walk of Slovak National Gallery, St. Martin's Cathedral, and Primate's Palace. Bratislava Castle and New Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$34
Art-Hostel Taurus

Art-Hostel Taurus

Zámocká 24-26, Bratislava
3.9
of 5, from 61 reviews
2.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Bratislava, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of Clocks, Bratislava Castle, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Primate's Palace and New Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).