"There's a man in a hat beside that statue" Schone Naci Statue Tip by littlesam1

Schone Naci Statue, Bratislava: 12 reviews and 15 photos

  Schone Naci and a guy in a hat
by littlesam1

The guys in hats came across the second statue by Skipka. This one is named Schone Naci which means Handsome Ignatius. He was a real person in Bratislava's past. The legend goes that he was famous for strolling the square and appearing very friendly and happy, tipping his hat to those who passed by. When in reality he was an emotionally disturbed man who was mourning the death of his fiancee who had died in a Nazi concentration camp. It is said that he walked the streets of Old Town with a smile and ate cakes at the shops in the area before dying as an unkown. His grace exists today in Lehnice which is a small village between Bratislava and Dunajska Streda.

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  • Written Jun 1, 2004
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