The Bronze Statues of Bratislava, Slovakia

From Vienna we made a day’s trip to Bratislava, Slovakia. When I think of Bratislava, it is the funny bronze statues that come to my mind. As we walked through the cobbled streets of Old Town of Bratislava, we were pleasantly surprised to see statues in various poses popping out at the turns of the streets. It was fun spotting the statues and posing with them.

Famous 4 Bronze Statues of Bratislava

These statues are recent installations, act as reminders to tourists of people of past. The famous 4 bronze statues of Bratislava are “Cumil”, “Paparazzi”, “Napoleon’s Soldier”, and “Schone Naci.”

Bronze Statue of Napoleon’s Soldier

The first statue we spotted was that of Napoleon’s soldier, very easy. He was leaning over a bench in the old town square. It is a reminder of Napoleon’s visits to Bratislava in 1805 and 1809.

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Statue of Schone Naci

Schone Naci was designed after a crazy old man from Bratislava. He was a real man living in town in the beginning of the 20th century. The legend associated is: Schone Naci was in love with a woman but the feelings were not reciprocated. Dejected, he got a little bit weird. He was often seen giving flowers to women he met in the streets. You’ll find him in the Sedlárska ulica.

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I couldn’t find any story of the Paparazzi put up there.

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Bronze Statue of Funny Cumil

Cumil is the funniest and most famous. You can find him at Panska Street. Only the upper part f his body is visible, it is joked that he is a sewer cleaner who is escaping his duty to look up women’s skirts. Unfortunately this one statue is the most damaged one. Speeding cars have hit him twice and now there is a road sign warning the drivers.

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If you are ever there, try spotting them. Good luck finding them.


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41 Responses

  1. Joop Zand says:

    Very good shots Indrani

  2. Sylvia K says:

    What great shots and such a fun tour you've taken us on today! The statues are amazing! Thanks for the smiles, Indrani, terrific post for the day!


  3. George says:

    Thanks for a very interesting post about Bratislava. My late wife grew up near the city and always wanted to take me back there. Unfortunately, we never made it.

  4. Anya says:

    The last shot is the best 🙂
    Very funny …


  5. Oh, they are so good, the bronze sculptures. Nice one Indrani.

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  7. Four great shots. The third one is stunning.

  8. the old town is so delightful and charming especially with all these whimsical statues. thanks for sharing. this may be the only way i can see bratislava.

  9. eileeninmd says:

    How cool, I love all these statues. The last one is really neat, very creative. Great shots, Indrani!

  10. From preview I thought it was Darth Vader on the first picture 🙂

  11. magiceye says:

    amazing! such fun!

  12. lotusleaf says:

    Great pictures from unusual places!

  13. Ebie says:

    These are unusual designs of sculptures. The paparazzi is cute!

  14. Carver says:

    The statues are so much fun. I love the one leaning over the bench.

  15. Joyful says:

    I like statutes on the streets. These ones would bring a smile to my face if I am walking in the area where they are placed.

  16. Rajesh says:

    Wonderfully funny statues.

  17. Romina says:

    Hehhe they're cute and funny looking statues. Very interesting shot.

  18. Cloudia says:

    such friendly statues!

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  19. kanak7 says:

    Love them all! Fun reading about your travels!:)

  20. Leovi says:

    Good pictures, lots of fun these sculptures.

  21. EG Wow says:

    I very much like these bronze sculptures and would love to visit Bratislava some day to try to find them!

  22. Reader Wil says:

    These statues are really funny and very well done. They look almost alive. Thanks for the funny anecdotes!

  23. Arija says:

    Cute post, loved it Indrani.

  24. Such great art work – love sculptures like these 🙂 There are lots of them in Budapest too 🙂

  25. How clever to create these delightful statues, each with its own special story of fact probably mixed with a little fiction. Sorry for the traffic running over that last one, love the idea of Napoleon leaning over a common bench, and would appreciate more live “crazy” people who randomly give women flowers. 🙂

  26. that´s cool! Never seen anything like it. A really great idéa. 🙂

  27. Fascinating statues ! Love them.

  28. Andrew says:

    Wonderful images and I have just had a lovely catch up…

  29. hee hee…
    What great fun!
    «Louis» wonders how many people don't sit on that bench because they don't want the statue looking over their shoulder..

  30. Ash says:

    Quite interesting, particularly the last one!

  31. Great tourist attractions. So much fun to be there.

  32. you posted some very interesting places. I admire that.

  33. Pieces of art in the streets, have seen them and I liked them. There are very good for photos by tourists like us!!!

  34. Impressive statues! Nice shots too. 🙂

  35. Readitt says:

    The statues are amazing!
    great experience.

  36. ladyfi says:

    What amazing and delightful statues!

  37. Suzy says:

    Nice post. Some very interesting statues. I had a nice chuckle.

  38. Loved the last one. Very interesting indeed. 😀

  39. Nice but also good shots. Salu2

  40. Are we allowed to pick favourites? Napoleon's soldier and Cumil.. definitely.

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