Slavin Monument

Aerial view of Slavin War Memorial

Memorial for, and cemetery of 6,845 soldiers of the Soviet Army, who were killed when liberating the city at the end of World War II in April 1945. The central part has a ceremonial room with a column of 39.5 m height, on the top of which a statue of a Soviet soldier by Alexander Trizuljak is placed. The complex also contains works of many other significant Slovak sculptors, such as Ladislav Snopek, Tibor Bartfay, Jan Kulich, Jozef Kostka and Jan Svetlik. The terrace of the memorial has a beautiful view of the city, Small Carpathians and close surroundings.