Napoleonic soldier returns to duty in Bratislava's centre

The statue has been repaired after vandals tore it down two years ago.

The Napoleonic soldier is back on Main Square.The Napoleonic soldier is back on Main Square. (Source: TASR)

The bronze statue of a Napoleonic soldier, a popular photo-op for tourists, is back in Bratislava’s Main Square. It has finally returned after an investigation and repairs lasting two years. The restoration was slowed down by the protracted investigation and in addition as it is a piece of art, the Old Town had to respect the opinions of the inheritors of the copyright of its creator, sculptor Juraj Meliš.

Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide!Lost in Bratislava? Impossible with this City Guide! (Source: Spectacular Slovakia)

“After the investigation was over, sculptor Daniel Janec repaired the sculpture,” Bratislava's Old Town council informed on social networks, adding that a young man has confessed to the vandalism.

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