Napoleon’s Army Soldier Statue, Bratislava

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Posing casually on the back of a bench, Napoleon’s Army Soldier Statue represents a local legend that sprang from the French imperial army's time in the Slovak capital. The bronze statue stands in the city's main square with his hat at a jaunty angle, casually surveying the crowds. As the story goes, the soldier fell in love with a Bratislavan girl and ended up staying for the rest of his life. Many visitors pose for a picture with the famous soldier, imitating his pose by standing at his side with crossed arms. Put Napoleon’s Army Soldier Statue into our Bratislava vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 19, 2017
    We found smart to decorate the old town with statues like that. This is a Napoleon's soldier. You can sit on his bench and rest for a while with him. It is funny to search for the other statues.  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Bench with oblokotivshimsja on the back of a French soldier, which we (and not we) first took over Napoleon, stands on the central square, near the Town Hall. Why here-failed to find out) All photographed literally hugging krasavchikom:)
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  • August 18, 2017
    Legend has it that this soldier fell in love with a local girl while he was in Bratislava as a member of Napoleon's army. He is said to have given up on the war and settled in Bratislava for this reas...  more »

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Save money on a trip to the pricey town of Bratislava by booking a private room or by staying in one of the many hostels. While there are hotels here, frequent business travelers have driven prices up. Find accommodation in Stary Mesto--the city's Old Town--and experience the medieval charm of the area, such as winding streets, old churches, and a hill-top castle. Consider staying on the Danube for riverside views. Be sure to check the reviews of your lodging ahead of time; the quality of accommodations can vary.
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