"Hlavné námestie" Hlavna Namestie - Main Square Tip by Airpunk

The main square is also one of the main places for tourist attractions, making it one of the most touristy places in Bratislava. During the high season, a small market takes place here where you can buy the one or other souvenir. There is a legend about the Roland fountain in the middle of it. People say, that the figure on its top rotates its year on January 1st, but that it can only be seen by people born in Bratislava J . The only true thing is that the Roland figure depicts hungarian king Maximilian II and was placed there in 1572. Other sights include the Napoleonic soldier and the old guard house. During the cold war, it was named the ?Square of April 4th? after the day when Bratislava was liberated from the Nazis by the Soviet Army. Not that Bratislava?s citizens didn?t like to be liberated, but they didn?t like the Soviet influence either?

Website: http://www.citylife.sk/miesto/hlavne-namestie-bratislava

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  • Written Jun 25, 2008
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