Monument to the Unknown Hero

The Monument to the Unknown Hero is a colossal mausoleum atop of the Mount Avala. It was designed by the Croatian and Yugoslav sculptor Ivan Meštrović in 1938. The construction of the monument was initiated by King Alexander I, to commemorate the victims of the Balkan Wars (1912–1913) and the...

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  • The Monument to the Unknown Hero is a colossal mausoleum atop of the Mount Avala. It was designed by the Croatian and Yugoslav sculptor Ivan Meštrović in 1938.
  • The construction of the monument was initiated by King Alexander I, to commemorate the victims of the Balkan Wars (1912–1913) and the First World War (1914-1918).
  • The medival Žrnov fortress was previously located on the same place.
  • The mausoleum was designed in the Neoclassicism style, in the form of a Greek temple, with caryatids bearing the roof and representing the mothers of the fallen soldiers and all the peoples of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

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