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Schöner Náci

Ignác Lamár, nicknamed Schöner Náci
(Petržalka 1897- Lehnice 1967)
Town character
Juraj Meliš

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Cast iron statue of Ignác Lamár, nicknamed Schöner Náci, who became famous due to his habit of walking through the streets of the city in an elegant suit and top hat. He bowed in front of ladies and gave them flowers or sang.

Strange statues in Bratislava

After the political change they tried to revive the city not only by cleaning and repainting the rather cheerless buildings, but it by creating some strange statues, which are very popular among the tourists and give the town an additional surprising flair. The most famous of these are:
  1. Čumil the Peeper by Viktor Hulík, 1997.
  2. Paparazzi by Radko Mačuha.
  3. Schöner Náci by Juraj Meliš, 1997.
  4. Napoleon's Soldier by Juraj Meliš, 1997.
Čumil, Schöner Náci and the Soldier were unveiled on 26 June 1997 at the occasion of the opening of the pedestrian zone of the old town center.


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Locatie (N 48°8'34" - E 17°6'31") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: skbr006; Photograph: 5 September 2012
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