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Grobnica narodnih herojev

Tomb of National Heroes

Tomb and monument for the national heroes of the World War II resistance struggle in Slovenia
Boris Kalin

Ljubljana /  Grobnica narodnih herojev   Ljubljana /  Grobnica narodnih herojev


The tomb is located underground, and a monument in the shape of a sarcophagus stands beside it, in the shade of the trees on the western side of the National Assembly Building. Since it was installed, the monument has been modified several times and placed on a granite base. The eastern and western faces of the sarcophagus are covered by bronze reliefs depicting scenes from the Second World War. A patriotic epitaph, written by the poet Oton Župančič, runs along the top edge. It was designed in December 1948 as one of his last works and carved in 1949.

Ljubljana - Grobnica narodnih herojev Ljubljana - Grobnica narodnih herojev


Domovina je ena nam vsem dodeljena
in eno življenje in ena smrt * svobodi

udani za borbo
smo zbrani in kaj

je življenje in kaj je smrt * bodočnost
je vera kdor zanjo umira se vzdigne

v življenje ko
pade v smrt


War memorial - list of names

We have photos of the list(s) of fallen on this memorial. Contact us if you want to see these lists. (contact form)


Sources & Information


Location (N 46°3'5" - E 14°30'2")

Item Code: si075; Photograph: 10 September 2016
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