Ivan Sila is a famous circus artist wrestler, boxer, freestyle fighter and strongman. The real name is Ivan Firtsak or Kroton-Firtsak, from Transcarpathia, and it was about him that a book was written and the famous film “Ivan Sila” was shot. Some power tricks to this day no one can repeat. Ivan Sila could break chains and juggle heavy objects, hammer nails into wood with his hands, and boards were broken on his chest with a hammer. Under a pseudonym he performed in 64 countries of the world. In 1928 he was recognized as the most powerful man on the planet.
The honest servant Svejk, invented by the Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek, sat comfortably on the railing with a dumpling in his hands – a traditional Czech dish. The statuette of the good soldier was installed in 2012, on the day of Ukrainian-Czech friendship, with the participation of the writer’s grandson, Richard Hasek.
In 2014, by installing a sculpture of a Rubik’s Cube, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the super popular puzzle, the inventor of which is the Hungarian sculptor Erno Rubik, this is how the sculpture reminds of the Hungarian period in the life of the city of Uzhgorod.
A self-taught artist, Tivadar Kostka Chontvari, lived in Uzhgorod for a long time, he himself is a Hungarian of Slovak-Rusyn origin. In his memoirs, he mentioned the river Uzh and how he skated along it. During his lifetime, the artist was not recognized.
The Statue of Liberty perched comfortably on the railing, the locals dubbed it “Freedom”.
Formally, this is the smallest operating beacon, since there is a red diode in the torch. Svobodka is a kind of response to Ukrrichflot to claims regarding the holding of unauthorized regattas and swims.
The townspeople have established an interesting tradition – Svobodka is dressed in a variety of themed outfits, depending on the holiday.
In 2013, for the “Days of Czech Culture”, on the embankment of Uzhgorod, figurines of a family of hedgehogs were installed, they symbolize the excellent Czech beer “Hedgehog” (Ježek), which is brewed in the city of Jihlava (Jihlava)
The American illusionist Harry Houdini was born in Budapest, and his grandmother is from the Transcarpathian village of Storozhnitsa. Real name Eric Weiss, he became famous for exposing charlatans and his own complex tricks. The master of illusions, on his own biplane, made the first ever flight over Australia.
Jon Lord of Deep Purple turned his back on Korzo Street, from where you can go to a linden alley, indicating his discontent towards modern architectural vandalism.
The material for the sculpture was collected in the form of coins, for the composition “Smoke on the water”, 16 kg were collected with Ukrainian and foreign coins.
A couple of meters from Nikolaychik, which is the first in a series of mini sculptures, is the Carpathia, the first ship that came to the aid of the Titanic, taking on board all the survivors. There is a feature of the sculpture – you can put a candle inside, and it will illuminate the portholes.
Assistant of St. Nicholas, whom he delegated as his representative and envoy, having previously notified his intentions in writing.
Make a wish and rub his nose, and it will come true! For the little ones, there is a letter box, which is nearby, in a less crowded place, drop a letter there and Saint Nicholas will surely read it.
A talented Hungarian composer and pianist – Bela Bartok, also from Transcarpathia.
Look for a frequency sign nearby and listen to the Bartok radio, which catches in Transcarpathia.
Beautiful and very rich, twice widow – Christina Chaki and Miklos Bercheni, the leader of the national liberation war, brought color and breathed life into the Uzhgorod castle. The castle became the center of high society culture and politics of the entire region.
The cartoon character is Kukots, a worm in Transcarpathian style, a symbol and mascot of the Carpathian fishermen. There is a belief, before fishing, rub his nose and the catch will be good.
Hanukkah (Hanukkah lamp), according to the rite, the lamp is lit during the eight days of the Hanukkah holiday, which symbolizes spiritual stamina and the victory of holiness over impurity, light over the surrounding darkness.
Mykola Shugay robbed the rich, a member of the popular insurrectionary movement. Became known as Nikola Shugai the Robber, thanks to the Czech writer Ivan Olbracht.
Shugai was promised a reward, was betrayed and killed by his former comrades.
First mentioned in the chronicle of Anonymous “Gesta Hungarorum” (Acts of the Ugric peoples) of the 12th century, as a fighter against the tribes of the Ugrians led by Arpad.
The proud Prince Laborec is twisted with a rope, thus symbolizing his tragic death, the prince was tied up and drowned in the river, now the Laborec River in Slovakia.
It is believed that he was the founder of the Uzhgorod castle, earlier – castrum Hung
As part of the days of French culture in Ukraine, the Eiffel Tower was installed, now in Uzhgorod, though only in miniature.
One of the most popular classical composers is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. During his 35 years of life, he had a profound influence on the development of Western music and culture. Mozart had a phenomenal ear and memory, he had more than 600 works on his account, already at the age of five he was composing small pieces that his father wrote down on paper. The sculpture symbolizes the involvement of Uzhgorod and Mozart in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The composer was placed on the railing of the children’s music school
To this day, this music is impressive and inspiring.
Mozart is a great composer!
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The representative of the Romanov dynasty, Peter the Great, was proclaimed tsar at the age of 10, nicknamed Peter the Great. Peter I always showed interest in the sciences and a foreign way of life. After a long journey through Western Europe, he launched large-scale reforms of the Russian state and social order. They say he loved Transcarpathian wine.
Liszt is one of the greatest pianists of the 19th century, his era was the heyday of concert pianism.
Franz Liszt is a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, teacher, conductor, publicist, one of the brightest representatives of musical romanticism. Founder of the Weimar School of Music.
These two fish symbolize the Small Uzh, the so-called Mill Canal, which fed the mill in the 30s of the last century, where Zhupanatskaya Square is now. This branch of the river Uzh flowed along the modern Podgarskaya and Fedintsa streets and was removed underground, into huge steel pipes.
Arab geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi, author of a geographical work compiled on the initiative of the King of Sicily Roger II in 1154. On the woven map of Europe, the geographer for the first time marked the city of Gunkbar (Gungvar or Ungvar, today it is Uzhhorod).
A mandatory procedure is to drink a cup of coffee in the company of al-Idrisi and take a selfie.
Not far from the main post office you can find a miniature telephone. We are all used to, picking up the phone, pronounce “hello”, in English – hallo. Have you ever wondered where exactly this word came from and how it is translated? Hallom – literal translation from Hungarian “I hear”
A sort of hint that it was Tivadar Puskás, a Hungarian scientist who invented the telegraph (telephone)
Andy Warhol is an American artist, producer, designer, writer, collector, magazine publisher and film director, a notable figure in the history of the pop art movement and contemporary art in general. The founder of the ideology of “homo universale”, the creator of works that are synonymous with the concept of “commercial pop art”.
Born into a working-class family of Lemko emigrants from present-day Slovakia.
Lemkos. An ethnographic group of Ukrainians-Lemkos, has long inhabited the northern and southern slopes of the Low Beskids, between the San and Uzh rivers in the east, in the west – the river. Poprad and Danube. In other words, Lemkos are also Transcarpathians.
The figurine itself is near the art museum, which is very symbolic.
The artist Gavriil Gluck lived and worked in Uzhgorod. On his off-road vehicle he often traveled to the mountains to paint, and this time he is traveling with his painting “Lumberjacks”, it was she who brought the artist world recognition at the World Art Exhibition in Brussels.
The artist has more than 150 exhibitions. The artist’s works are kept in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, in the National Art Museum of Ukraine, in private collections in Europe, the USA, Canada, Israel and Japan.
How to identify a pump room with artesian water, because ordinary taps can no longer surprise people. The answer is simple, which means that the faucet for supplying water must be unusual. Now Uzhgorod has its own Pissing Boy or Manneken Pis, unlike Brussels, the Transcarpathian Manneken Pis looks like a right-hander and the result of its action is pure water with a high content of silicon.
Silicon is very useful for the human body and is difficult to find in foods.
Pump room Fontanus Cilicia