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Mini sculpture Napoleon

🕒 Date of last update of the article: 16.02.2024 at 4:26 p.m   |  🖋 Author: Viktor Shatrov

The Uzhhorod mini-sculpture “Napoleon” appeared relatively recently. It was unveiled on 5 July 2018. It became the thirty-fourth mini-sculpture in the city. The author of the work is Mikhail Kolodko. Commenting on the installation of the sculpture, Mr Kolodko said he was looking for an image that would be recognisable to all tourists, both from Ukraine and abroad. The sculpture was installed near the DIK bakery, which is located at the following address: Uzhgorod, 6 Korytnyanska Street. The French emperor himself had never been to the capital Transcarpathia. However, in the 1960s, the film Waterloo about Napoleon was filmed in Zakarpattia, in particular, not far from Uzhgorod. The film was filmed in: Nizhne Solotvyno, Irlyava and Chabanivka

Міні-скульптура Наполеон

Photos and video of the mini-sculpture “Napoleon”

Brief overview

🗺 Location N48°35′43″ E22°18′53″
🗽 Opening date 07/05/2018
🧑 Sculptor Mykhailo Kolodko
🧭 Distance from the center of Uzhgorod Near
🚙 Road for Car, on foot
🏕 Stop with a tent No
🏡 Housing nearby Uzhgorod
☕ Cafes and shops Uzhgorod

How to get to the mini-sculpture of Napoleon in Uzhgorod

 Walking route

🔰 Start From the mini-sculpture “Istvan Dendeshi – the pearl of Transcarpathia”
🚶 Distance on foot (through Oleksandr Blystiv Street) 2.8 km
🕐 Approximate time 34 minutes
⬆ Rise Mostly without ups and downs

On the map

All Uzhgorod mini-sculptures

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Interesting facts about the sculpture

At the unveiling of the monument, everyone was treated to Napoleon cakes. Perhaps that is why many journalists decided that this mini-sculpture was meant to symbolise this popular cake.

Historians still argue about the origin of the name of this cake. According to one version, the name of the delicacy comes from Italy, from the name of the city of Naples. The French, on the other hand, claim that the name refers to Napoleon Bonaparte. They have two versions of this story. According to the first one, Napoleon III ordered the chef François Vernand to make this cake and name it in honour of his uncle, Napoleon Bonaparte. According to the second, romantic version, Napoleon Bonaparte himself ordered the chef Liagoupierre to make this cake to impress Josephine de Beauharnais.

Nadiia Popadiuk tells an interesting story related to the latter version of the origin of the cake’s name in her book Uzhhorod – the World Capital of Mini-Sculptures. According to the legend, Napoleon Bonaparte ordered a special cake from the chef Liagoupierre to impress Josephine de Beauharnais and gave him one night to come up with a new unique recipe.

Liagoupierre’s wife was born in Uzhgorod and moved to France at the age of 18, where they met and later married. She was very beautiful and elegant, loved white and wore long, layered dresses. It was her style that inspired Laguipierre to create a puff pastry cake covered with cream, and it was she who came up with the name Napoleon for it. As a result, this piece of confectionery art became Josephine’s favourite cake for life.

The recipe for the Llapierre cake has spread all over the world under the common name Napoleon.

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He was born and lived all his life in Uzhhorod. He graduated with a gold medal from Uzhhorod School No. 1 named after Taras Shevchenko (now Uzhhorod Lyceum named after Taras Shevchenko). He studied at the History Department of UzhNU, graduating with honours in 2009. He worked as a senior researcher at the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, a lecturer at the East European Slavic University.