Although most communist governments have been relegated to the history books since the 1990s, some of the system’s most bizarre and monumental relics survived all the way to modern times in one piece. These larger-than-life, imposing monuments radiate an eerie and at times woeful feeling depending on how you feel about this period in time. Regardless of how you feel about the Cold War, these monuments are sure the make it to the top of your bucket list. put them on the top of your travel bucket list! Don’t believe us? Keep reading!
Podgaric, Croatia: Monument to the Revolution
Erected in 1967, this monument was created in tribute to the region of Moslavina. An uprising against Croatia’s Ustase, the country’s fascist police force, occurred here resulting in the deaths of 900 soldiers. Commissioned by Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito, monuments such as this one are known as spomeniks in countries that were once part of Yugoslavia. They can be found all across the Western Balkans.