The Eternal flame is a memorial to the military and civilian victims of the Second World War in Sarajevo.
It was dedicated on 6 April 1946, the first anniversary of the liberation of Sarajevo from the four-year-long occupation by Nazi Germany and the fascist Independent State of Croatia.
April 6th is considered a birthday for Sarajevo.
The memorial was designed by architect Juraj Neidhardt and is located in the center of Sarajevo, at the junction of three most important streets in the city center.
This is a quote on the monument :
“With Courage and the Jointly Spilled
Blood of the Fighters of the Bosnian-Herzegovinian,
Croatian, Montenegrin, and Serbian Brigades
of the Glorious Yugoslav National Army; with
the Joint Efforts and Sacrifices of Sarajevan Patriots
Serbs, Muslims and Croats on the 6th of April 1945
Sarajevo, the Capital City of the People’s Republic
of Bosnia and Herzegovina was liberated.
Eternal Glory and Gratitude to the Fallen Heroes
of the liberation of Sarajevo and our Homeland,
On the First Anniversary of its Liberation”
The flames never stop burning which makes this monument a unique piece of art, idea and dedication.
I’ve always been drawn to its uniqueness.
It’s a very famous meeting spot for locals and tourists.