You can sit on Václav Havel’s bench in Bratislava

The bench in the Old Town is 36th bench of its kind in the world.

(Source: TASR)

Bratislava now belongs to the cities throughout the world that have commemorative places dedicated to Václav Havel.

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In the Slovak capital, which is possible to explore with our Bratislava travel guide, a bench commemorating Václav Havel was installed in a park on Vajanského Nábrežie (Vajanský Embankment). It was put in place on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his election as the first post-revolution and non-communist president of Czechoslovakia.

The art piece consists of a round table surrounding a maple tree with two chairs beside it, which symbolises open dialogue.

“We are happy to have this place that is very symbolic,” Zuzana Aufrichtová, the mayor of Old Town, told the TASR newswire. “I would say not politically but in the human dimension. It has Havel's legacy in that it is not a hard piece of art but talks to the heart,” she said.

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