DESTINATIONS iraq baghdad Do & See Zawraa Park
One of the biggest and well-known parks in Baghdad, Zawraa Park's territory used to be occupied by an army camp, but was later transformed into a family-friendly recreation area. Green spaces, playgrounds, shops, cafés and even the city zoo are all located inside.
- Address: Zawraa Park, Baghdad
- Phone: +964 780 824 4332
- Opening House: 9am-10pm
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Monument to the Unknown Soldier
Located in the Great Celebration square, this imposing monument represents a traditional Iraqi shield (called a dira'a) being dropped by the loosening hand of a dying soldier, and it is meant to commemorate all the men who fought and died for their country in the Iran-Iraq war.
Swords of Qadissyah
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