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“A fitting tribute to the brave”

Three Crosses Monument
Ranked #17 of 152 things to do in Gdansk
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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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“A fitting tribute to the brave”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Well worth the short walk out of the town centre to experience the birthplace of Solidarity. Much of what happened here has moulded the future Poland. I remember the news and seeing the peoples struggle for freedom and democracy. This is a fitting and moving monument and take time to read what happened. Look out for Pope John Paul's footprints at the foot of the monument he was a significant influence in the early days of Solidarity. A lot of building work going on whilst we were there as they are building the Solidarity building. The finished article should be impressive.

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Solidarity”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

An unforgettable place for all those who remember the bravery of the people who worked here and started "the road to freedom". Lech Walesa and all the others, these great steel crosses are really a monument they deserve. I still recall television showing us their fight against Communism...... We should never forget what the word "solidarity" really stands for, a word we need all over the world even now. Please don't miss this sight.

Visited July 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed 11 July 2013

If you love recent history Gdansk is the birthplace of Solidarity - here is the monument to the movement where it started. Totally worth the walk - outside the main tourist area - to see this historical site. Very moving to read about it and experience the site.

Visited June 2013
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Sunbury, Australia
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165 reviews
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“Significant monuement for Gdansk”
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Monument is excellent, just on from Road to Freedom Centre. The large size as you look up is relevant to the enourmous battle and changes to Poland that this monument represents

Visited July 2013
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Temple Hills, Maryland
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“Momentous Monument”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

This monument to the Shipyard Workers is near the entrance to what was the Lenin Shipyard, commemorates the 42 people killed during the anti-Communist riots of 1970 and is depicted by three forty-two meter steel crosses which rises over Solidarity Square. A must see in Gdansk.

Visited July 2012
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