Hviezdoslav Square, Bratislava

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    Hviezdoslav Square

    by Odiseya Written Feb 17, 2014
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    Hviezdoslav Square (Slovak: Hviezdoslavovo námestie) is big square in Old town.

    This square is named after popular 18th century Slovak poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849 -1921).
    The square is lined with trees and restaurants and many embassies. The long pedestrian zone was border from one side with New bridge and the other the Slovak National Theater.

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    Statue of Hviezdoslav and fountain

    by dustmon Written Jun 24, 2010

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    Fountain Hviezdoslav

    This guy was a writer and a politician for most of his life, and has this pretty open square named for him, Hviezdoslavovo Namestie in Bratislava with a statue and a fountain---on this day it came with a shouting homeless man wandering the area... Very nice early in the morning, tho....

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    Hviezdoslav Square

    by Airpunk Written Jun 25, 2008

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    This is more a boulevard than a square, but still one of the most elegant places in Bratislava. The mighty trees and the even lmightier palaces give it a world-class charme. Among the mentionable buildings are the Carlton hotel and the Slovak National Theater from 1884. Many embassies are located at the northern side of the square. Unfortunately, at the eastern side, there’s the modern Novy Most (New bridge) which doesn’t fit into the scenery looking from Hviezdoslav Square. The square was named after a slovak poet called Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav.

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    Hviezdoslavovo Nam

    by Dabs Updated Jun 24, 2008

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    Hviezdoslavovo Nam is another lovely square in the historic old town. On the eastern end of the square is the beautiful Slovak National Theater. The fountain in front of it is of a Trojan youth being kidnapped by Zeus who is disguised as an eagle, you can see a tortoise, frog and crayfish along the edge of the basin. The north side of the square has cafes and on the south side is the Hotel Carlton, a consolidation of three hotels built in the 1920s and now taken over by the Radisson Hotel chain.

    There were a few more souvenir vendors set up in the square but not as many as in the main square.

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    The old Slovak National Theatre

    by BorneoGrrl Written Aug 21, 2007

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    Slovak National Theatre

    At one end of Hviezdoslav Square (Hviezdoslavovo námestie), stands a beautiful building in Neo-Renaissance design by Viennese architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer. This is the Slovak National Theatre built in the late 19th century and is the oldest Slovak professional theater.

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    Hviezdoslavovo nam

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 8, 2007

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    This is a really attractive square which looks as though it was recently modernised and it has a very continental feel. Its lined with cafes and chic-restraurants as well as the odd water feature and monument and has lots of seating. At one end is the attractive looking National Theatre and Ganymede's fountain in the front (see picture).

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    A beautiful square to relax in

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 27, 2006

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    Hviezdoslavovo Nam. Sq.

    This elegant rennovated boulevard is the place to go for a nice relaxing walk. Shaded with large trees it offers some water features and nice statues, benches to sit down and read a book, gift stalls, as well as lots of cafes and restaurants. Check my travelogue for some pics to give you a better idea.
    The boulevard is named after the greatest Slovak poet, Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav (1849-1921) whose monument proudly marks this place.

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    Look down deep... into the past

    by gosiaPL Updated Jun 24, 2006

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    Uncovered ancient structures below

    If you come up and look down through the glass protection, you'll see remains of medieval structures. I'm personally always keen on looking into this kind of "holes in the ground" - it feels like looking into the distant past...
    This one is right in front of the National Theatre in Hviezdoslavovo Namestie.

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    The boulevard

    by Gili_S Written Feb 1, 2006

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    This is one of my favourite places in this lovely city, a nice boulevard and square just at the edge of the old city where you can walk, sit on the bench and give some rest to your feet after walking the whole day

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    Hviezdoslavovo Square

    by acemj Updated Jun 18, 2005

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    Hviezdoslavovo Square is located between the Old Town center and the Danube and is really more of a boulevard than a square. Along the way, you'll see impressive buildings like the Hotel Carlton and the Slovak National Theater (which marks the eastern end) as well as some embassies and a number of outdoor cafes and bars. You'll also find various statues and monuments along the tree-lined walkway including a central pool and statue of the Slovak poet for which the square is named, Pavol Orszagh Hviezdoslav (1849 -1921).

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    Hviezdoslav Square

    by Astralka Written Nov 7, 2004

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    Werne Restaurant

    Sorry for the photo, that you can not see much of the square.. You will recognize it after a huge statue of the poet P. O. Hviezdoslav. However I took picture of my favourite Werne restaurant, which can be found here. Hviezdoslav wears mustache, which I hate.
    Opposite Werne restaurant there is Carlton Hotel and just one minute walk will take you to the Slovak National Theatre.

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  • Hviezdoslavovo Namestie

    by grkboiler Written Nov 6, 2004

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    Hviezdoslav statue

    This square is named after popular 18th century Slovak poet Pavol Hviezdoslav who contributed to Slovak nationalism after hundreds of years of Hungarian domination. The square is lined with trees and restaurants and some embassies. At one end is Novy Most and the other end is the Slovak National Theatre.

    The picture is of the statue and fountain dedicated to Hviezdoslav.

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    I am not sure if it is the square...

    by zizu Updated Sep 22, 2004

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    ... please let me know if it is not correct.
    This information is for comity of ASTRALKA, she has helped me to find the local name.
    The square is named after Hviezdoslav. In the background you see Reduta building & piece of Hotel Carlton on the right (further more there is American Ambassy, I mean its fences :( not on the picture! In the front there is the tram No.4 ;).

    If I´m right, No.4 tram carries you till Zlaté Piesky. You can see one pic of this train in BA´s transportaion tip.
    Regarding American Ambassy, I saw it.
    Yankee go home.

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    Opera theatre

    by Sioma Updated Apr 18, 2004

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    Opera theatre

    Situated at the end (or the beginning) of Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, the theatre (Slovenske Narodne divadlo = National Slovak theatre) is a nice building of the end of XIX century, and is one of the simbols of slovak culture.
    Very beautiful also the big square, with a nice fountain, trees, and surrounded by elegant buildings.

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    Hviezdoslav Square

    by HORSCHECK Written Jan 24, 2004

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    Carlton Hotel at Hviezdoslav Square

    The Hviezdoslav Square (Hviezdoslavovo Namestie) is a nice elegant boulevard with trees and many restaurants and embassies (e.g. Germany, Czech Republic and USA). The famous Slovak National Theatre (Slovenske nirodne divadlo) and the renovated posh Carlton Hotel are located at the eastern end of the boulevard.

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