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Tomb of the Unknown Soldier (Grob Nieznanego Zolnierza)
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

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 remains was preserved. The palace was never rebuilt. The memorial now contains urns from every 20th century battlefield where Polish troops lost their lives. The Tomb is guarded 24 hours a day with a changing of the guards every hour. On Sundays at noon there is a special ceremony. There is an eternal flame, and the site is beautifully lit up at night. It's quite impressive. The Tomb sits on one edge of the Marshall Pilsudski Square. The square was originally the courtyard of the Saxon Palace but is now used for various gatherings - religious, military, national. A large cross sits at the opposite side of the square from the Tomb. If driving past, you cannot miss the cross or square, but you might miss the Tomb as it sits far back off the road.

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Reviewed 23 August 2014

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 piece of history, fit to honor all Polish soldiers. It's not a place to spend hours on end, but it was really close to my hostel and the park was perfect for evening walks, to simply enjoy the scenery.
I was also quite impressed by the quietness around the memorial, actually never hordes of tourists, and sometimes the place was completely deserted, and that while it was in the middle of the day! I really liked that, much better and relaxing to be than being squished by groups of people.

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Reviewed 20 August 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

Thank Kim F
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Reviewed 13 August 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 the content that's important here.

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Reviewed 11 August 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 Great War was buried here in 1925. During WW2 the Nazi's destroyed the palace but this section survived and now also contain ashes of soldiers from both World Wars. It is constantly monitored by two uniformed guards. I recommend coming here after dark when the silence and light from the eternal flame create a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere.

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