Nitra has a bench for fleas

Unique project of funny benches lures both locals and tourists to sit near riverbanks.

(Source: Henrich Mišovič, TASR)
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New unique benches have appeared in Nitra near the river and petanque playground. All nine funny benches are original and have their own names.

Nitra visitors may sit at the folk bench, Corgoň’s bench (Corgoň, “The Mighty”, a character from local legend who reputedly single-handedly repelled the Ottoman invasion), a comfortable bench, work-out bench, cycling bench, bench of Nitra fans, a flea bench, chess bench and Ludo bench.

Some benches have their own stories written on tables nearby, said citizen activist Ivan Janček, who is behind the implementation of the project.

The benches are located at the riverbanks between the Zoborský and Chrenovský Bridges.

“There are almost no modern architecture features in this locality that would be part of our town,” said Janček, as quoted by the TASR newswire. In future, the Unique Benches project may be enriched by other features, he added.

The aim of the project is the connection of modern architecture features with the riverbank and an allurement for both locals and tourists.

The project was carried out within the 2018 Mením Svoje Mesto (I Am Changing My Town) initiative organized by Nitra and the Nitra Community Foundation, which supported it with €5,000. People chose the project in a public voting.

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