Along with that, we also visited the Lion monument. The famous carving of a dying lion by Bertel Thorvaldsen, was made in remembrance of heroic death of hundreds of Swiss guards who were massacred during the French Revolution in 1792. After visiting the Lion Monument, we were given some leisure time to explore the place on our own.
'The saddest and the most moving piece of rock in the world' according to Mark Twain, the Lion Monument was designed by the Danish sculptor Berthel Thorwaldsen and carved by Lukas Ahorn and is nothing but a heart-wrenching depiction of a dying lion. It commemorates the Swiss guards who lost their lives while defending Louis XVI of France during the French Revolution. The 'Lowendenkmal' is located in Denkmalstrasse, about a kilometre from the Chapel Bridge and perfectly walkable.
The Lion monument is a carving to commemorate Swiss soldiers who lost their lives during the French Revolution