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The symbolic cemetery (1525 m above the sea) is situated close to the Popradské pleso (Popradské Mountain-lake) bellow western slopes of Ostrva. It was built as a memorial devoted to people who worked and tragically died in the High Tatras, exceptionally even to some famous people. Tourists visit this place very often.
Currently, there are about 300 plaques in the cemetery commemorating over 400 people and 50 hand-carved wooden crosses. Originally all the memorial-boards were scattered all around the High Tatras, more or less at the places of tragedies. Otakar Štáfl (1884 - 1945), an academic artist, was the author of the idea to found a symbolic cemetery. At the same time he, his wife and some friends were the ones who realised it in 1936. It was finished in 1940 and open to public with the following motto: ”As a remembrance to the death and a warning to the alive”.
The cemetery is symbolic (there are no buried bodies here) and international - it commemorates the victims of mountains of various nationalities

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  • Copyright: Piotr Fagasiewicz (PiotrF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5636 W: 2 N: 11138] (52342)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2015-06-00
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2020-11-01 8:36
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