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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza)

Pl. Pilsudskiego, Warsaw, Poland (Śródmieście Północne)
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Ranked #21 of 148 Attractions in Warsaw
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Leuven, Belgium
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Maybe it's not the most wonderful place in Warsaw but it should be seen just to give you an idea what happen in Poland during both WW.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The original Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was designed here in 1925 in the arches of the colonnade of the Saxon Palace. There were ashes of unknowns as well as urns filled with soil from every WW I battlefield. When the Germans destroyed the palace after the Warsaw Uprising of 1944, only the part of the colonnade that protected these... More

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The word 'impressive' is the only word fitting for the monument and the surrounding park, square, everything. It's a little unfortunate that the are is surrounded by modern buildings, taking away a bit of the 'old' feeling you get when walking around in the park itself or look at the monument. In any other perspective this monument remains an impressive... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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25 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

There is just the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, short stop. I was hoping for guards or changing of guards or a wreath presentation but there was nothing. Showed our respects, quick stop

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Warrington, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

You'll be in this area if visiting Central Warsaw so definitely worth going to see the tomb; with uniformed guards on constant watch, it's definitely a stark reminder of the sacrifices of Poles with some of the most (in)famous battles of recent European history etched into it. The arches themselves are an attractive remnant of an old palace, but it's... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The tomb of the unknown soldier sits in an ornate arched colonnade which was once a part of a much larger palace. The monument is in Saxon Park just 300m off the Royal Road (Krakowskie Przedmiescie) as it passes in front of the President's Palace. The original palace was built in the 17th C and an unknown soldier from the... More

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Shenzhen, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If you're walking the royal route, take a moment to detour to this monument. The tomb is guarded by two military men in full uniform and the changing of the guard happens every hour on the hour. It's worth the time to pay your respects.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

You pass by this monument and take in the names. It is a reminder of the 20th century Polish experience.

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New York City, New York
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a three-arched monument. What is of great interest is that the three arches are all that is left of a huge colonnade that was destroyed when the nazis bombed Warsaw in 1944. So this is a tomb to the Unknown Soldier and also a monument to the destroyed city. It is modest but... More

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We came upon this memorial by accident and were quite moved by the two young soldiers standing guard over the tomb of the unknown soldier. The tomb is housed under a small roof and is quite moving.

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