The Symbolic Cemetery, Popradské pleso

The Symbolical Cemetery is a dignified memory of the victims of the Tatras. It is situated at Popradské pleso lake in the High Tatras. The visitors are welcomed by the motto written on the chapel wall: “For the memory of the dead – to warn those who are alive”.
The Symbolical Cemetery is situated below the western wall of the mount Ostrva. The father of the idea and its main designer was the painter Otakar Štáfl.
The cemetery is composed by a small chapel with a wooden shingle roof, carved wooden crosses and dozens memorial plaques.
There are also plaques with the names of the Tatra mountaineers who lost their lives during mountaineering expeditions all over the world. Unfortunately, the number of memorial plaques is not complete. At present there are 278 memorial plaques and about 56 carved wooden crosses.

The Symbolical Cemetery is open to the public from 1th July to 31st December. It can be acceded from Popradské pleso lake by the yellow tourist path.