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The Angel of Freedom @ Solidarity Square

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Address: Plac Solidarnosci, Szczecin 70-550, Poland

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This monument commemorates those who died in the uprising of 1970. Imposing in size, carrying a crown of thorns, but with a peaceful face, the angel reminds us that freedom often... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This monument commemorates those who died in the uprising of 1970. Imposing in size, carrying a crown of thorns, but with a peaceful face, the angel reminds us that freedom often comes at a great cost.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

This can be seen on a walking tour of the city center. It is very centrally located and easy to see whether walking or driving.

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Thank Louise P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

As a tourist attraction , not very interesting. Its nice to see if you are in the area but I wouldn't make it my main priority

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Thank Michal Z
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We have passed many times this angel. She is so beautiful and I couldn't help myself taking photos every day. She stands beside the modern concert hall in Szczecin.

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Thank Madamveggie
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

My photos aren't available but might show that this angel statue is quite unusual and definitely worth viewing. Walk through the plaza and you'll also get to see a church with multicolored bricks, set in patterns, and a very modern building juxtaposed against the older buildings.

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Thank JetMags2014
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Stumbled across this by accident, but it's a really important monument. It shows the names of those who died in the uprisings. Read a bit about it before you go to appreciate it fully. Dont miss it.

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Thank mpetts
Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Angel of Freedom @ Solidarity Square is full of symbolic meaning. The square as a setting with waves and the angel in a boat. Fitting for a port city. An angel to commemorate the fallen of the anti-communist riots. A symbol for the Solidarity movement. Once in a while I stumble across monuments that moves me, this is one... More 

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Thank high_low73
Warsaw
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The monument is next to the Philharmony of Szczecin, in memory of Solidarity movement. The names of all that died in these riots have been listed on the monument.

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Thank Magudka
Naples, Italy
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Reviewed 22 September 2015

Despite the memorial (something happens almost everywhere in the Europe), the thing that attracts me most is its curving square. I have never seen a square with wavy ground - it is so special.

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Thank Roxie C
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great Memorial, I lived in Poland as a child during the 1970's protests and remember many of the events commemorated by the memorial. Very nicely done, great historical images and timelines, with room for personal reflections.

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