The Yugoslavian authorities established several memorial sites between 1945 and 1960, though widespread building started after the founding of the Non-Aligned Movement. Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito commissioned several memorial sites and monuments in the 1960s and 70s dedicated to World War II battle, and concentration camp sites. They were designed by notable sculptors, including Dušan Džamonja, Vojin Bakić, Miodrag Živković, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, and architects, including Bogdan Bogdanović, Gradimir Medaković. After Tito’s death, a small number was built, and the monuments were popular visitor attractions in the 1980s as patriotic sites, and since the Yugoslav Wars and the dissolution of Yugoslavia, the sites are abandoned and have lost their importance. (Source Wiki) I’ve traveled 4307km’s in 8 days through 7 countries and more then 30 cities to find these monuments. Most of them were built on hard to reach high mountains, most of them abandoned and deemed to be forgotten. A few were still maintained and well kept to preserve the history behind them. Some were blown up into pieces. The word ‘Spomenik’ in serbian can bring either good or bad vibes. Depending on which spomenik you want to visit, you can come across with either respect and […] Read More