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Mini-sculptures in Uzhhorod

🕒 Date of last update of the article: 16.02.2024 at 9:24 p.m   |  🖋 Author: Viktor Shatrov

Uzhhorod is a city in western Ukraine that is famous for its unique architectural heritage and creative spirit. One of the most interesting forms of artistic expression are the mini-sculptures that are scattered throughout the city, waiting to amaze and delight visitors.

These small masterpieces are made of various materials and are located in different parts of Uzhhorod: on streets, squares and embankments, in parks, near residential buildings, shopping centres, restaurants and cafes. They can be hidden in the most picturesque places, sometimes even in the most unexpected ones. Each mini-sculpture has its own story and special energy that attracts the attention of passers-by.

Міні-скульптури в Ужгороді

In this article, we have collected the most interesting mini-sculptures of Uzhhorod that have become symbols of the city, born out of its unique cultural heritage. Each of the mini-compositions not only impresses with its exquisite workmanship and creativity, but also reveals a piece of Uzhhorod’s history and traditions. Scroll through this page to travel into the world of miniature art and discover the most interesting corners of this fascinating city.

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Brief overview

🔰 Installation of the first sculpture in the city December 2010
🗽 The number of mini-sculptures as of the end of 2023. 64
🧑 Sculptors Mykhailo Kolodko, Roman Murnyk, Stepan Rusnak, Vasyl Kryvanych, Andriy Voznytskyi, Emma Rusyn, Jan-Pawel Roman, Vasyl Bedryk
🕒 Approximate time to find all the mini-sculptures (with a guide) 4 hours
🏡 Housing nearby Uzhhorod
☕ Cafes and shops Uzhhorod

Mini-sculptures on the map

All mini-sculptures of Uzhhorod

Міні-скульптура «Крістіна Чакі та Міклош Берчені» в Ужгороді
The grand opening of this romantic attraction took place in Uzhhorod on 14 December 2015. The mini-sculpture "Kristina Chaki and
Міні-скульптура "Кубик Рубіка" в Ужгороді
The mini-sculpture was unveiled in Uzhhorod on 22 December 2014 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the invention
Міні-скульптура «Тивадар Чонтварі» в Ужгороді
This mini-sculpture was unveiled on 10.03.2016. It is located in Uzhhorod near the pedestrian bridge on the Kyivska embankment. It
Міні-скульптура «Вузол Кротона» в Ужгороді
This mini-sculpture is an imitation of a railing tied in a knot. Mykhailo Kolodko decided to perpetuate the memory of
Міні-скульптура «Їглавські Їжачки» в Ужгороді
The group of mini-sculptures was installed in Uzhhorod in May 2013. The event was timed to coincide with the Days
Міні-скульптура «Ференц Ліст» в Ужгороді
The mini-sculpture of Ferenc Liszt was installed on the railing of Botanichna Embankment opposite the Philharmonic in May 2012. The
Міні-скульптура «Лебедине озеро» в Ужгороді
The mini-sculpture in the form of a bronze TV set with a famous work was installed in Uzhhorod on 02.12.17
Міні-скульптура Наполеон
The Uzhgorod mini-sculpture "Napoleon" appeared relatively recently. It was unveiled on 5 July 2018. It became the thirty-fourth mini-sculpture in
Міні-скульптура «Малий Уж»
The mini-sculpture was unveiled on 7 February 2015. It became the thirteenth in Uzhgorod. The sculptural composition was made in
Міні-скульптура «Енді Воргол»
The mini-sculpture of the king of pop art Andy Warhol was installed on 6 December 2014. It became the tenth
Міні-скульптура «Ейфелева вежа»
In June 2015, Uzhgorod joined the celebration of the Days of French Culture in Ukraine. On this occasion, sculptor Mykhailo
Міні-скульптура «Майкл Стренк»
On February 17, 2015, Mykhailo Kolodko created a mini-sculpture that perpetuates the memory of Michael Strenk, an American soldier of
Міні-скульптура «Гаррі Гудіні»
Few people know that the legendary magician and master of amazing escapes from cells and chests, Harry Houdini, has Transcarpathian
Міні-скульптура «Джон Лорд»
The mini-sculpture of the famous musician John Lord was installed in Uzhgorod on 27 November 2014. It is located on
Міні-скульптура «Карпатія»
The Uzhgorod mini-sculpture of the Carpathia ship is located on Teatralna Square next to Mykolaichyk on the railing of the
Mini-sculpture "Janos Aran"
This mini-sculpture dedicated to the Hungarian poet and writer Janos Aran was installed on 25 October 2018. This mini-masterpiece by
Міні-скульптура Вольфганга Амадея Моцарта
The author of this bronze mini-masterpiece is Mykhailo Kolodko. He told us that the idea to erect a mini-sculpture of
Міні-скульптура «Мухаммад аль-Ідрісі»
On Koryatovycha Square, near the well-known Kobzar bookstore, there is another unusual mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko, which you can have
Міні-скульптура «За крок до Європи» (Маннекен піс)
Popular unofficial names for this mini-sculpture are "Manneken Pis" or "Boy with a Jingle Boy". The mini-sculpture of the tinkling
Міні-скульптура Лаборця
The mini-monument to Prince Laborets was erected on 7 May 2016 on the walls of the Uzhhorod fortress. The monument
Міні-скульптура «Hasta la vista, Lenin!»
This bronze mini-sculpture by sculptor Mykhailo Kolodko and blacksmith Roman Murnyk was inaugurated on November 11, 2017 at 11 a.m.
Міні-скульптура «Гаврило Мартинович Глюк»
Mikhailo Kolodko came up with the idea to immortalise the famous artist back in 2011. It took the author a
Міні-скульптура Маяк Унгвар (Свободка)
The author of this, as well as all other Uzhgorod mini-sculptures, is Mykhailo Kolodko. It was installed almost 12 years
Міні-скульптура Миколайчик – помічник святого Миколая
Helper of St. Nicholas is the first mini-sculpture of Uzhgorod. Its author is Mykhailo Kolodko. It is located on the
Міні-скульптура Бравий солдат Швейк
Schweik is a world-famous character created by Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek. His work The Adventures of the Brave Soldier Schweik
Міні-скульптура Кукоц
This original mini-sculpture was opened on November 27, 2016, and became Mykhailo Kolodko's 27th miniature in Uzhgorod. Kukots is made
Міні-скульптура Петро Перший
Although Peter the Great had never been to Uzhgorod, he was very fond of Transcarpathian wines. His mini-sculpture installed on
Міні-скульптура Микола Шугай
The sculpture of Mykola Shugai, the last of the Transcarpathian opryshks (participant of the peasant insurgent movement), was installed by
Міні-скульптура Алло
The mini-sculpture "Allo" was opened on September 17, 2017. It was on this day that Tivadar Puskas was born and
Міні-скульптура Єдина Україна
This patriotic mini-sculpture was installed on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. The author of the sculpture
Міні-скульптура Дзвін Свободи
This 29th mini-sculpture was opened in Uzhgorod on December 2, 2017. It was placed in front of the entrance to
Міні-скульптура Ханукія
The mini-sculpture "Hanukia" became the 27th in the city of Uzhgorod. This mini-masterpiece by Mykhailo Kolodka was opened on the
Міні-скульптура Ференц Еркель
This mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko was installed on 2.09.2018 near the entrance door to the Uzhhorod Children's Art School on
Міні-скульптура Бейла Барток
This mini-sculpture was unveiled on 25.09.2015. It was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the death of the
Міні-скульптура Іштван Лаудон
A mini-sculpture of Istvan Laudon with a magnolia in his hands has settled on the fence of the park of
Міні-скульптура Метеорит Княгиня
This mini-sculpture of Mykhailo Kolodko became the 33rd in the city of Uzhgorod. It was installed on May 5, 2018,
Міні-скульптура Виноградне гроно
On 1 April 2016, a mini-sculpture of a grape bunch was unveiled on the railing of Kyivska embankment in Uzhhorod.
Міні-скульптура Ференц Келчеї
This bronze mini-sculpture was installed on January 30, 2019. It is located on the railings of the Uzhhorod Hungarian building,
Міні-скульптура Іштван Дендеші – перлина Ужгорода
On August 25, 2019, a mini-sculpture of the Hungarian poet Istvan Dendesha was unveiled in Uzhgorod. This event was timed
Міні-скульптура Закарпатський кіфлик
On September 9, 2019, on the occasion of the anniversary of the opening of the Torigvel Center "Dastor", the 42nd

Chronology of the opening of mini-sculptures in Uzhhorod

📸 Name of the mini-sculpture Opening date
1. Mykolaychyk – assistant to St Nicholas 19.12.2010
2. “Ungvar Lighthouse” (Svobodka) 27.07.2011
3. Ferenc List 07.05.2012
4. Brave soldier Schweik 10.07.2012
5. Knot of Croton 26.07.2012
6. Gavrylo Gluck 02.11.2012
7. Carpathia 15.04.2013
8. Jihlava hedgehogs 26.05.2013
9. John Lord 27.11.2014
10. Andy Warhol 06.12.2014
11. Rubik’s Cube 21.12.2014
12. Mozart 27.01.2015
13. Mykola Shugai 31.01.2015
14. Maly Uzh (“Two Fish”) 07.02.2015
15. Michael Strank 17.02.2015
16. Harry Houdini 24.03.2015
17. Eiffel Tower 01.06.2015
18. Beila Bartok 25.09.2015
19. Wine lover (Peter the Great) 27.09.2015 (demolished 12.06.2023)
20. Muhammad al-Idrisi 27.09.2015
21. Manneken pis 08.12.2015
22. Miklos Bercheni and Kristina Chaki 14.12.2015
23. Tyvadar Chontvari 10.03.2016
24. ATO soldiers 31.03.2016
25. Prince Laborets 07.05.2016
26. Ukraine-United 24.08.2016
27. Kukoc 27.11.2016
28. Hanukkah 27.12.2016
29. Hallom 17.09.2017
30. Hasta la vista, Lenin 11.11.2017
31. Swan Lake 02.12.2017
32. George Zhatkovych (“Liberty Bell”) 02.12.2017
33. Istvan Laudon 04.05.2018
34. Meteorite Princess 05.05.2018
35. Napoleon 05.07.2018
36. Ferenc Erkel 01.09.2018
37. Janos Aran 25.10.2018
38. Ferenc Kelcei 30.01.2019
39. Holy Crown 19.03.2019
40. Istvan Dendeshi – the pearl of Uzhhorod 25.08.2019
41. Transcarpathian kiflik 09.09.2019
42. Coffee roaster 24.09.2019
43. Druget 14.12.2019
44. Tomas Masaryk 21.12.2019
45. Friedman Milton 18.12.2019
46. Laszlo Bodi («Cipő») 03.05.2021
47. Wild West Buffalo Bill 06.07.2021
48. Rotunda of St. Anne 26.09.2021
49. Cake Uzhhorod 27.09.2021
50. Krtchek 15.07.2022
51. Transcarpathian champions 24.08.2022
52. Our Cossacks 14.10.2022
53. Suitcase 2022 04.11.2022
54. Professor from the trench 31.12.2022
55. Motsi-Motsko 15.04.2023
56. Poraimos 02.08.2023
57. Uzhanska mermaid 11.08.2023
58. Alma mater 01.09.2023
59. Legends (Myths) of Transcarpathian castles 09.09.2023
60. Castrum Ung 10.09.2023
61. Guide 24.10.2023
62. Sport orienteer 26.10.2023 (first installed in 2013 and broken by vandals the same year)
63. Laszlo Biro 06.12.2023
64. Nandor Ploteni 13.12.2023

Detailed description of Uzhhorod miniature sculptures

Міні-скульптура «Миколайчик – помічник святого Миколая»

GPS: 48.622069, 22.298199.

The Assistant of St Nicholas is the first mini-sculpture in Uzhhorod. It was created by Mykhailo Kolodko. It is located on the railing in the middle of Teatralna Square. Almost immediately, Uzhhorod residents began to affectionately call it Mykolaychyk. The figure of the little helper is made of bronze. The height of the miniature Mykolaychyk is only 16 cm, but it weighs 12 kg. Almost immediately after its installation, the sculpture became the centre of St Nicholas Day celebrations and charity auctions in the city.

Міні-скульптура «Маяк Унгвар» (Свободка)

Address: Pravoslavna naberezhna, 1 (GPS: 48.621217, 22.297856).

The author of this mini-sculpture was also Mykhailo Kolodko. It was installed on 27 July 2010, not as a tribute to friendship with the United States, but on the occasion of the so-called Uzhhorod Regatta, a kind of competition of homemade boats on the Uzh River. The reason for the creation of this nice sculpture was an angry appeal from Ukrrichflot about the inadmissibility of navigation on rivers without their consent. The official name of the sculpture is the Ungvar lighthouse, but people call it Svobodka. The statue is a mini-lighthouse with a light-emitting diode built into the torch. So it serves as a symbolic and slightly sarcastic message to Ukrrichflot from the city’s community.

Міні-скульптура «Ференц Ліст» в Ужгороді

Address: Zhupanatska Square (GPS: 48.624201, 22.297312).

The mini-sculpture of Ferenc List, about 20 cm high, was installed in Uzhhorod on the railing of Botanichna embankment opposite the Philharmonic on 7 May 2012. The author is Mykhailo Kolodko. Since its installation, the mini-masterpiece has had many adventures. In the summer of 2012, a part of a tree fell on the railing, it was completely destroyed, and the fragment with the little Leaf strangely disappeared. In January 2017, the bronze mini-masterpiece once again disappeared from the Uzh embankment. This time it was decided to move it from its unfortunate location to a new one in the heart of the city.

Міні-скульптура "Бравий солдат Швейк" в Ужгороді

Address: Kyivska naberezhna (GPS: 48.621410, 22.297453).

The mini-sculpture “Brave Soldier Schweik” was installed in Uzhhorod on the railing of Kyivska embankment near the pedestrian bridge on 10 July 2012. The author is Mikhail Kolodko. Schweik is a world-famous character in the anti-war novel about the First World War, The Adventures of the Brave Soldier Schweik, written by Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek. The unveiling of the Uzhhorod Schweik was even attended by the writer’s grandson, Richard. This mini-sculpture was erected as a celebration of Ukrainian-Czech friendship and a monument to post-war Uzhhorod.

For this mini-masterpiece, we chose a symbolic place on the fragments of the railing, where bullet holes were preserved from the battles during the Second World War. In his hand, Švejk holds a traditional Czech dough dish – a dumpling. It is symbolic that in the Czech military during the First World War, dumpling was not only a name for a famous delicacy, but also used to mean “fool”, “dumb”, “stupid”.

Міні-скульптура «Гаврило Мартинович Глюк»

Address: Gavrylo Gluck Square (GPS 48.62579727 22.30283165).

Mikhail Kolodko came up with the idea to immortalise the famous artist, which took him a year to complete, back in 2011. The sculpture was made in the form of a Willis SUV (GAZ-67), a car that the famous artist Gavrylo Gluck used to drive. It was installed on 2 November 2012 on a pedestal in the form of a stone block. Gavrilo Martynovych himself is recreated in the car at the wheel, and next to him is an easel and the painting “Loggers”, which brought fame to the artist.

Міні-скульптура «Карпатія»

Address: Teatralna Square (GPS: 48.622083, 22.298086).

The Uzhhorod mini-sculpture of the Carpathia ship is located next to the Mykolaychyk on the railing of the Uzh. It was installed on 15 April 2013. The sculpture was also created by Mykhailo Kolodko. The mini-monument was installed 101 years after the tragic sinking of the British Titanic. On the night of 15 April 1912, the largest passenger ship in the world at the time, in a hurry to arrive in New York, collided with an iceberg and sank. The Carpathia was the first ship to arrive to help the Titanic.

Міні-скульптура «Їглавські Їжачки» в Ужгороді

Address: Kyivska naberezhna (GPS: 48.622293, 22.294021).

This group of mini-sculptures was installed on 26 May 2013. The event was timed to coincide with the Days of Czech Culture. The fact is that hedgehogs are a symbol of the Czech city of Jihlava, which is a twin city of Uzhhorod. In addition, hedgehogs are a symbol of the Hedgehog beer brewed in Jihlava. The opening of the sculptures was attended by the mayors of Uzhhorod and Jihlava. Initially, there were 4 hedgehogs, but one, the smallest, was presented to the mayor of Jihlava. The authors of the sculpture group are sculptor Mykhailo Kolodko and blacksmith Vasyl Kryvanych.

Міні-скульптура «Вузол Кротона» в Ужгороді

Address: Kyivska naberezhna (GPS: 48.621492, 22.297193).

This mini-sculpture is an imitation of a railing tied in a knot. Mykhailo Kolodko decided to perpetuate the memory of the Transcarpathian strongman, athlete and boxer Ivan Firtsak (Croton), also known as Ivan Syla. In 1928, he won the title of the strongest man in the world. The sculpture was sculpted by Vasyl Kryvanych. The sculpture was unveiled on 26 July 2012, in support of the film Ivan the Strong, released the same year. In the future, the author of this creation plans to install a full-fledged figure of Ivan.

Міні-скульптура «Джон Лорд»

Address: Naberezhna Nezalezhnosti (Independence Embankment) (GPS: 48.622475, 22.296944).

The mini-sculpture of the famous musician was installed in Uzhhorod on 27 November 2014. It is located opposite the Taras Shevchenko Lyceum in Uzhhorod. Coincidentally, at the unveiling of the sculpture, the Uzh River was covered in fog, as if reflecting the band’s most famous song, “Smoke on the Water”. Rock music fans were invited to the unveiling to enjoy the melodies of the legendary Deep Purple. The bronze John Lord is depicted in the image of a classic rocker of those times: drop glasses, vest, high-heeled shoes, cigarette in hand.

Міні-скульптура «Енді Ворхол»

Address: Zhupanatska Square, 5 (GPS: 48.625372, 22.296508).

The mini-sculpture of the king of pop art Andy Warhol was installed on 6 December 2014. It became the tenth anniversary sculpture in Uzhhorod. The sculpture is located near the Transcarpathian Regional Art Museum named after Yosyp Bokshai. The mini-replica of Andy Warhol was made of 2 kg of bronze by the famous sculptor Mykhailo Kolodko and blacksmith Vasyl Kryvanych. The authors of the idea to install this mini-sculpture are Mykhailo Kolodko and tourism expert Fedir Shandor.

Міні-скульптура "Кубик Рубіка" в Ужгороді

Address: Pedestrian bridge (GPS: 48.621257, 22.297796).

The mini-sculpture was unveiled in Uzhhorod on 21 December 2014 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the invention of the Rubik’s Cube. This popular puzzle was invented by the famous Hungarian sculptor Erne Rubik in 1974. A year later, in 1975, he patented his invention, calling it the “magic cube”. But it went down in history as the Rubik’s Cube. It quickly gained popularity around the world. As early as 1980, every fifth inhabitant of the planet Earth was playing the Rubik’s Cube.

Міні-скульптура Вольфганга Амадея Моцарта в Ужгороді

Address: Augustine Voloshyn Street, 11 (GPS: 48.623275, 22.299768).

The author of this bronze mini-masterpiece is Mikhail Kolodko. He said that the idea to erect a mini-sculpture of the genius composer Mozart came to him during a trip to Vienna. The mini-monument was unveiled in Uzhhorod on the genius’s birthday, 27 January 2015. The location of the little Mozart was not chosen by chance. It was placed in the cosy courtyard of Uzhhorod Children’s Music School No. 1 to inspire talented children.

Міні-скульптура Микола Шугай в Ужгороді

Address: Ivan Olbracht Street, 3 (GPS: 48.620629, 22.303882).

A sculpture of the last of the Transcarpathian opryshky (a member of the peasant insurgency), Mykola Shuhai, was installed by Mykhailo Kolodko on 31 January 2015 on the railing of one of the oldest cafes in Uzhhorod “Pid Zamkom”. The real name of this Transcarpathian Robin Hood was Mykola Petrovych Suhay (in Czech, Šuhay). His romantic biography became the basis for the 1933 novel Mykola Shuhay, the Robber by the famous Czech writer Ivan Olbracht.

Міні-скульптура «Малий Уж» в Ужгороді

Address: Oleksandr Fedynets Street (near Hirchychne Zerno Lane). GPS: 48.625091, 22.298392.

The mini-sculpture was unveiled on 7 February 2015. It became the thirteenth in Uzhhorod. The sculptural composition was made in the form of 2 metal fish on a pole. These two fish symbolise the Uzh River and its Malyi Uzh arm, and their shiny scales are a symbol of the shiny river waves. Historians believe that it was near the “Mustard Seed” lane that in 1930 the channel of the Malyi Uzh was filled in, and as a result, it disappeared.

Міні-скульптура «Майкл Стренк» в Ужгороді

Address: Tyha Street (in the courtyard of the Uzhhorod Lyceum No. 4 with Slovak as the language of instruction). GPS: 48.625937, 22.296445.

On 17 February 2015, Mykhailo Kolodko created a mini-sculpture commemorating the American soldier of Ukrainian descent Michael Strunk. He, along with five fellow soldiers, was captured in Joe Rosenthal’s famous photograph “Raising the Flag over Iwo Jima”, taken on 23 February 1945. His feat was also immortalised in the film Flags of Our Fathers by Clint Eastwood.

Міні-скульптура «Гаррі Гудіні» в Ужгороді

Address: Bohdan Khmelnytsky Square (in front of the Uzhhorod Hotel). GPS: 48.621376, 22.287033.

Few people know that the legendary magician and master of amazing escapes from cells and chests, Harry Houdini, has Transcarpathian roots. He was born in 1874 in Budapest, which at the time, like Uzhhorod, was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. And his grandmother lived in the village of Storozhnytsia, Uzhhorod district. So it is not surprising that Uzhhorod residents decided to install a mini-sculpture of their famous countryman on his birthday – 24 March 2015. The author of the bronze mini-masterpiece is sculptor Mikhail Kolodko.

Міні-скульптура «Ейфелева вежа» в Ужгороді

Address: Kapitulna Street, 9 (GPS: 48.622905, 22.301648).

In 2015, Uzhhorod joined the celebration of the Days of French Culture in Ukraine. On this occasion, sculptor Mykhailo Kolodko created a bronze Eiffel Tower. The unveiling of the mini-sculpture on 01.06.2015 was attended by the French Consul with a large delegation of diplomats. This sculpture is the smallest replica of the Eiffel Tower, measuring 16 cm in height and weighing 1 kg. The location for the new tourist attraction was not chosen by chance. The small Eiffel Tower was placed on the last surviving ancient lantern of the city.

Міні-скульптура «Бейла Барток» в Ужгороді

Address: Pravoslavna naberezhna (opposite the Hungarian consulate). GPS: 48.62056, 22.29967.

This mini-sculpture was unveiled on 25 September 2015. It was dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the death of the famous Hungarian composer Beila Bartok. It was placed on the railing of Pravoslavna naberezhna opposite the Hungarian consulate. At the unveiling of his masterpiece, the author of this monument, Mykhailo Kolodko, said that even the weather was in favour of the appearance of another tourist attraction in Uzhhorod. It was the rain that inspired the famous composer.

Міні-скульптура «Петро Перший» в Ужгороді

Address: Augustine Voloshyn Street, 18 (GPS: 48.623079, 22.299323).

Although Peter the Great never visited Uzhhorod, he was very fond of Transcarpathian wines. It is a reflection of this love that the mini-sculpture of the emperor was installed in Uzhhorod on 27 September 2015. This bronze sculpture depicted Peter the Great sitting astride a barrel of wine with a bunch of grapes in his hand. It was located in the courtyard near the entrance to the Chardonnay tasting room. Recently, on 12.06.2023, it was demolished.

Міні-скульптура «Мухаммад аль-Ідрісі» в Ужгороді

Address: Koryatovych Square (GPS: 48.624123, 22.298010).

There is an unusual mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko near the well-known Kobzar bookstore in Uzhhorod, which is a great place to have a coffee. It is placed on a “table” near the “Mrs Greenwich’s Mezzanine” coffee shop. It is by the Arab traveller and geographer Muhammad al-Idrisi. The small mini-masterpiece (up to 20 cm high) was installed on 27 September 2015, timed to coincide with the City Day. It became the 25th anniversary mini-sculpture in the city. The sponsor of this tourist attraction was entrepreneur Arsen Melkumyan.

Міні-скульптура «Маннекен піс» в Ужгороді

Address: Dytyacha Street, 1G. GPS: 48.642446, 22.310454.

Popular unofficial names for this mini-sculpture are “Manneken Pis” or “Boy with a Jingle Bang”. It was installed on 8 December 2015. The mini-sculpture of the boy, called “One Step to Europe”, is the farthest from the central part of Uzhhorod. It can be found near the Cilicia restaurant. This figure of a “tinkling boy” became the smallest in Eastern Europe. There are only 15 similar sculptures around the world. Uzhhorod’s “Boy with a Forelock” is the top of the healing water pump room.

Міні-скульптура «Крістіна Чакі та Міклош Берчені» в Ужгороді

Address: Pravoslavna naberezhna (Orthodox embankment), 3 (GPS: 48.620900, 22.298636).

The small monument was opened with the help of the Pannonia NGO and the Consulate General of Hungary in Uzhhorod. The grand opening of this romantic monument took place on 14 December 2015. The mini-sculpture became the 26th masterpiece by sculptor Mikhail Kolodko in the regional centre of Transcarpathia. The sculpture depicts how lovers froze a moment before a kiss. It is located in the very centre of the city near the Hungarian Consulate.

Міні-скульптура «Тивадар Чонтварі» в Ужгороді

Address: Kyivska naberezhna (GPS: 48.621336, 22.297723).

This mini-sculpture was officially unveiled on 10 March 2016 (it was installed a little earlier – on 29.02.2016). It is located near the pedestrian bridge. It became the 27th among the city’s mini-monuments. The place for the sculpture was not chosen by chance, because part of the railing on which Chontvari was “settled” is a part of the old bridge, which has been preserved since the time when the prototype of the sculpture lived in Uzhhorod. Mykhailo Kolodko implemented the idea to perpetuate the memory of the outstanding Hungarian artist as part of a joint project of the Consulate General of Hungary in Uzhhorod and the NGO Pannonia.

Міні-скульптура «Воїни АТО» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “ATO soldiers”

Address: Naberezhna Nezalezhnosti, 9 (GPS: 48.62326, 22.29461).

On the last day of March 2016, a mini-sculpture “ATO soldiers” was installed near the monument to the president of Carpathian Ukraine, Augustine Voloshyn, on Naberezhna Nezalezhnosti in Uzhhorod. The blacksmith who breathed life into the figures of the soldiers wished to remain incognito.

Міні-скульптура князя Лаборця в Ужгороді

Address: Kapitulna Street, 26 (GPS: 48.621081, 22.305645).

The mini-monument to Prince Laborets was erected on 7 May 2016 on the walls of the Uzhhorod fortress. The bronze figure was stolen in the summer of 2018. Therefore, the authors of the mini-sculpture, Mykhailo Kolodko and Vasyl Kryvanych, moved it closer to the entrance to the castle and fixed it more firmly in its new location. Laborets is considered the creator of the Uzhhorod castle and the founder of the city itself. Historians are still debating whether Prince Laborets really existed in the 9th century or was just a legendary figure. However, most of them are of the opinion that he did exist.

Міні-скульптура «Україна - Єдина» в Ужгороді

Address: Poshtova Square, 4 (GPS: 48.62473, 22.29558).

This patriotic mini-sculpture was installed on 24 August 2016, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. The author of the sculpture, Mikhail Kolodko, compares the country to a bar of chocolate. “Everyone loves chocolate, so they want to enjoy it by taking a good bite. Let our country always remain a whole bar, which all sorts of ignorant people will only break their teeth on when they get a bite. To find this mini-sculpture, you’ll have to take a good look at the stone fence on the square.

Міні-скульптура «Кукоц» в Ужгороді

Address: Botanichna naberezhna (“on Koshty”). GPS: 48.621586, 22.299435.

This original mini-sculpture was unveiled on 27 November 2016. It became the 27th miniature of Mykhailo Kolodko in Uzhhorod. Kukots was made of bronze and installed near the Regional Philharmonic. According to legend, before going fishing, you should rub the nose of this bronze worm for a good bite. That is why the sculptor made the nose bigger to make it last longer.

Міні-скульптура «Ханукія» в Ужгороді

Address: Yevhen Fentsyk Square, 19 (GPS: 48.62169, 22.29947).

This mini-masterpiece by Mykhailo Kolodko was opened on the occasion of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah on 27 December 2016 with celebrations in the presence of the Hungarian Consul in Uzhhorod, Laszlo Vida, and the head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday of lights, candles lit by Jews around the world in honour of the miracle that took place during the consecration of the temple. According to legend, in a temple in Jerusalem that had been destroyed by war, Jews found a small jug of oil, which was enough to keep the fire burning.

Міні-скульптура «Hallom» в Ужгороді

Address: Nebesna Sotnya Street (GPS: 48.623638, 22.295270).

The mini-sculpture “Hello” was unveiled on 17 September 2017. It was on this day that Tivadar Puskás was born and 120 years have passed since the establishment of telephone communication between Uzhhorod and Budapest. This mini-sculpture was installed in the form of a small telephone set at the entrance to the building of the central branch of Ukrposhta in Uzhhorod. This mini-sculpture is the smallest among the others in Uzhhorod. The sculpture was made by Stepan Rusnak and Roman Murnyk, and its main author is Mykhailo Kolodko.

Міні-скульптура «Лебедине озеро» в Ужгороді

Address: Bohdan Khmelnytsky Square, 2 (GPS: 48.622102, 22.286979).

The mini-sculpture in the form of a bronze TV set with the famous work was installed on 2 December 2017. It became the 30th anniversary mini-sculpture in Uzhhorod. The bronze TV set with Swan Lake was installed near the regional television building – at the beginning of the railing of the transport bridge. The figure was timed to coincide with World Television Day, which was celebrated the day before. The author Mykhailo Kolodko and Rostyslava Dzhumurat, the head of the Morning on the Tysa project, were entrusted with the task of opening the anniversary attraction.

Міні-скульптура «Hasta la vista, Lenin» в Ужгороді

Address: Zaliznychna Street, 1 (GPS: 48.609164, 22.298584).

This bronze mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko and blacksmith Roman Murnyk was unveiled on 11 November 2017 at 11:11 am near the bus and railway stations in Uzhhorod. It was made in the form of a railway carriage from the First World War. This symbolic mini-carriage was installed on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the October Revolution. The mini-sculpture is a kind of farewell to the history and ideology of Bolshevism. It is not surprising that the mini-sculpture was named “Hasta la vista, Lenin”, which means “Goodbye Lenin”.

Міні-скульптура «Георгій Жаткович» в Ужгороді

Address: Zhupanatska Square (GPS: 48.62523, 22.29659).

The 29th mini-sculpture was unveiled in Uzhhorod on 2 December 2017. It was placed in front of the entrance to the former zupanat building, which now houses the Yosyp Bokshai Art Museum. The bronze sculpture was cast of Hryhoriy Zhatkovych, the first governor of Subcarpathian Rus, one of the 5 lands that were part of the first Czechoslovak Republic (existed in 1919-1938). The sculpture of the governor sitting on the bell was unveiled by Mykhailo Kolodko together with Serhiy Ustych, one of the first governors of Transcarpathia in the independence of Ukraine.

Міні-скульптура «Іштван Лаудон» в Ужгороді

Address: Ferenc Rakoczy Street (GPS: 48.62615, 22.29276).

The mini-sculpture of Istvan Laudon with a magnolia in his hands settled on the fence of the park of the Uzhhorod City Children’s Clinical Hospital, where his arboretum used to be. It happened on 4 May 2018. The mini-masterpiece in bronze was unveiled by its author Mykhailo Kolodko and the Mayor of Uzhhorod Bohdan Andriyiv. It is no coincidence that Istvan Laudon is associated with the magnolia. It was he who brought this incredible flower, which can be compared to sakura in beauty, to Uzhhorod.

Міні-скульптура «Метеорит Княгиня»

Address: Sandor Petefi Square, 18 (GPS: 48.62000, 22.29546).

This mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko became the 33rd in Uzhhorod. It was installed on 5 May 2018 near the Fekete sas confectionery owned by Valentyn Shtefanyo. The original sculpture is made in the form of a meteorite fragment, on which stands a bronze figure of a Transcarpathian peasant Vasyl Kryvianyk, who found the largest piece of the legendary meteorite near the village of Knyahynya. A sign for the Knyahynya Meteorite bus stop immediately appeared near the mini-sculpture.

Міні-скульптура «Наполеон» в Ужгороді

Address: Korytnyanska Street, 6 (GPS: 48.59515, 22.31466).

The Uzhhorod mini-sculpture “Napoleon” was unveiled on 5 July 2018. It became the 34th mini-sculpture in the city. The author of the work is Mykhailo 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. The French emperor himself had never been to Uzhhorod. However, in the 1960s, the film Waterloo about Napoleon was filmed in Nyzhnye Solotvyno, Irlyava and Chabanivka.

Міні-скульптура «Ференц Еркель» в Ужгороді

Address:Sandor Petefi Square, 20 (GPS: 48.61974, 22.29582).

This mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko was installed on 1 September 2018 near the entrance to the Uzhhorod Children’s Art School. The installation of the mini-masterpiece was initiated by the Consulate General of Hungary in Uzhhorod with the support of the Uzhhorod City Council. Ferenc Erkel was an outstanding Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. Together with Ferenc List, in 1872, he initiated the construction of a new building of the Budapest Opera House and became its conductor from the day of its opening.

Міні-скульптура «Янош Арань» в Ужгороді

Address: 14 Universitetska Street, room 518 (GPS: 48.63496, 22.29083).

This mini-sculpture dedicated to the Hungarian poet and writer Janos Aran was installed on 25 October 2018. This is the 35th mini-masterpiece by Mykhailo Kolodko in Uzhhorod. The unveiling of the monument was timed to coincide with the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Department of Hungarian Philology at Uzhhorod University and the tenth anniversary of the foundation of the Ukrainian-Hungarian Educational and Research Institute. The small bronze Janos Aran was a gift from the Consulate General of Hungary in Uzhhorod.

Міні-скульптура «Ференц Келчеї» в Ужгороді

Address: Mukachivska Street, 54 (GPS: 48.61499, 22.30117).

This bronze mini-sculpture was installed on 30 January 2019. It is located on the railing of the Uzhhorod Hungarian House. It became the 38th mini-sculpture by Mykhailo Kolodko in Uzhhorod. Ferenc Kelcei is a significant figure in the history of Hungary. He was a poet, publicist, critic and politician. Through his work and activities, the poet significantly influenced Lajos Kossuth and the revolutionary democratic youth led by Sandor Petefi.

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Mini-sculpture “Holy Crown”

Address: Pravoslavna naberezhna (Orthodox embankment), 12 (GPS: 48.62015, 22.29938).

The mini-replica of the Holy Crown looks like a rectangular pillar with the main historical milestones inscribed in Hungarian. There is a text in Ukrainian on the back of the pedestal, but the monument is placed on the lawn with its back almost close to the fence, so it is impossible to read. In 1805, the real St Stephen’s Crown was in Uzhhorod, Serednyi, and Mukachevo. On 19 March 2019, a bronze mini-replica of the crown of St Istvan was installed on a pillow, as it is now kept in the Hungarian parliament building. The author is Mykhailo Kolodko.

Міні-скульптура «Іштван Дендеші – перлина Ужгорода»

Address: Istvan Dendeshi Street, 8 (GPS: 48.61217, 22.31810).

On 25 August 2019, a mini-sculpture of the Hungarian poet Istvan Dendeshi was unveiled. This event was timed to coincide with the poet’s birthday, which took place 390 years ago in Uzhhorod. It was designed in the shape of a pearl. That’s why the authors Roman Murnyk and Stepan Rusnak gave it the title “Istvan Dendeshi – the Pearl of Uzhhorod”. They placed the mini-masterpiece in the Radvanka neighbourhood next to the oldest residential building in the city. In addition, it was in this house that Istvan Dendeshi was born in the seventeenth century (in 1629)..

Міні-скульптура «Кавовий ростер» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Coffee roaster”

Address: Yevhen Fentsyk Square, 13 (GPS: 48.62236, 22.29902).

The mini-sculpture “Coffee Roaster” is a kind of monument to the first Uzhhorod coffee roaster. It was installed on 24 September 2019. The author of this sculpture is sculptor Andrii Voznytskyi.

Міні-скульптура «Закарпатський кіфлик» в Ужгороді

Address: Sobranetska Street, 89 (GPS: 48.63364, 22.27979).

On 09 September 2019, the 42nd mini-sculpture dedicated to the Transcarpathian kiflyk was unveiled in Uzhhorod on the occasion of the anniversary of the opening of the Dastor shopping centre. This bronze mini-masterpiece was installed in the car park opposite the shopping centre. The project was commissioned by the Dastor shopping centre itself. The authors of the bronze kieflyk are young sculptors Roman Murnyk and Stepan Rusnak, who continued the mini-sculpture movement of Mikhail Kolodko. This is the first mini-sculpture in Transcarpathia that was cast not abroad, but at a local small foundry.

Міні-скульптура «Другет» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Druget”

Address: Koryatovych Square (the park near the chemical faculty of UzhNU). GPS: 48.62495, 22.30247.

The Druget mini-sculpture was installed on 14 December 2019. It is dedicated to the Druget family, which is of Franco-Italian origin but also directly related to Transcarpathia. It is associated with the development of Uzhhorod (Ungvar) as a city. The Druget family owned the Nevytsky and Uzhhorod castles. The location for the statue was not chosen by chance – Druget looks out over the castle, and behind it is the former gymnasium that bore his name. The authors are sculptors Stepan Rusnak and Roman Murnyk.

Міні-скульптура «Томаш Масарик» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Tomas Masaryk”

Address: Naberezhna Nezalezhnosti, 19 (GPS: 48.62435, 22.29064).

The Tomas Masaryk mini-sculpture was installed in Uzhhorod on 21 December 2019. It is symbolic that the mini-replica of the Czechoslovakian president is located near Uzhhorod Lyceum No. 3, which was built with his assistance and was the 100th anniversary school. The lyceum is located in the Halahov neighbourhood, which was built during the period when modern Transcarpathia was part of Czechoslovakia. The authors of this Uzhhorod mini-monument are sculptor Roman Murknyk and blacksmith Stepan Rusnak.

Міні-скульптура «Фрідман Мілтон» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Friedman Milton”

Address: Yuriy Goyda Street (GPS: 48.62749, 22.29040).

The Friedman Milton mini-sculpture was installed on 18 December 2019. The family of the prominent American economist Milton Friedman came from what is now Transcarpathia. The Jewish family lived in what was then Berehsas (now the city of Berehove). Milton himself was born in New York in 1912. Interestingly, he is currently the only Nobel laureate with Transcarpathian roots. Milton was awarded the Friedman Prize for his achievements in the field of consumption analysis, the history and theory of monetary circulation, and for demonstrating the complexity of the consequences of stabilisation policies.

Міні-скульптура «Ласло Боді» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Laszlo Bodi”

Address: Malyi Galagov Square, 3 (GPS: 48.62410, 22.29250).

On 3 May 2021, a mini-sculpture “Cipő” dedicated to the musician and composer Bodi Laszlo from the famous rock band Republic, who was born in Uzhhorod, was installed in the glorious city of Uzhhorod. The sculptor was Roman Murnyk, and the new Uzhhorod mini-monument was sponsored by the ARMADA KARPAT public association, headed by Roman Megela.

Міні-скульптура «Дикий Захід Баффало Білла» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Buffalo Bill”

Address: Kyivska naberezhna, 20 (GPS: 48.62260, 22.28864).

The mini-sculpture Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was created by sculptor Emma Rusin. It depicts an Indian, Sitting Bull, and Buffalo Bill. The opening took place on 6 July 2021. As you know, on 27.06.1906, the world-famous American band “Wild West” led by William Frederick Cody, nicknamed “Buffalo Bill”, performed in Uzhhorod. About 1300 people and animals took part in the grand show. After the European capitals, the Wild West’s visit to Uzhhorod became a real sensation.

Міні-скульптура «Ротонда Св. Анни» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Rotunda of St Anne”

Address: Museum Lane, 2 (GPS: 48.60633, 22.33708).

On 26 September 2021, the Rotunda mini-sculpture was unveiled near the Horyany Rotunda on the initiative of Father Bohdan Savul. The monument is dedicated to the oldest functioning church in Transcarpathia. A bronze sculpture of the oldest part of the rotunda, which is symbolically located on an open book with the letters Alpha and Omega, is installed on a pedestal made of local andesite. St Anna is the patron saint of books and book printing. Vasyl Homonay was the sponsor of the installation, Roman Murnyk was the sculptor, and Stepan Rusnak was the blacksmith.

Міні-скульптура «Торт Ужгород»

Mini-sculpture “Cake Uzhhorod”

Address: Augustine Voloshyn Street, 32 (GPS: 48.62252, 22.30061).

The mini-sculpture called “Uzhhorod Cake” was installed on 27 September 2021 near the Faculty of Biology of Uzhhorod National University. “The “confectionery” mini-masterpiece was installed on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Uzhhorod cake, created by the city’s famous confectioner Valentyna Shtefanyo, as well as the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and World Tourism Day. The sculpture was created by Roman Murnyk.

Міні-скульптура «Кртчек» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Krtchek”

GPS: 48.62369, 22.28592 (near the Masaryk Bridge).

On 15 July 2022, a mini-sculpture “Krtchek” was unveiled in Uzhhorod, dedicated to the famous character – a mole from a popular Czechoslovakian cartoon by Zdeněk Miller (Czech artist and illustrator). In 2022, the mole cartoon turned 65 years old. The cartoon became one of the symbols of Czechoslovakia as the main character fought against urbanisation. The cartoon was very relevant both in the last century and now. The sculpture was created by Roman Murnyk.

Міні-скульптура «Закарпатські чемпіони» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Transcarpathian champions”

GPS: 48.62180, 22.27845.

The mini-sculpture “Transcarpathian Champions” on a forged sports helmet is dedicated to the local American football team called the Uzhhorod Lumberjacks, who became the Ukrainian Super League champions 3 times. The mini-monument depicts the figure of a tired but satisfied football player who has just scored a winning touchdown for his team. The author was again Roman Murnyk. The sculptural composition is complemented by a pedestrian walkway and 2 flagpoles with the flags of Ukraine and the United States. This mini-sculpture was installed on 24 August 2022.

Міні-скульптура «Наші козаки» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Our Cossacks”

GPS: 48.62469, 22.29595 (rock garden near the art museum).

On 14 October 2022, the mini-sculpture “Our Cossacks” was unveiled in Uzhhorod on the Day of Defenders of Ukraine, UPA Day, Cossacks Day and the Intercession of the Holy Virgin. The heroes of this monument are the Cossacks Oko, Hrai and Turu, the characters of an old cartoon. The authorship belongs to sculptor Roman Murnik. It is interesting that the Cossacks are armed with modern weapons: a javelin, helmet and assault rifle, and on their shoulders you can see the numbers 1, 2 and 8 (the number of the Transcarpathian 128th Brigade).

Міні-скульптура «Валіза 2022 року» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Suitcase 2022”

Address: railway station (GPS: 48.60974, 22.30038).

On Railway Workers’ Day (4 November 2022), a mini-sculpture “Suitcase 2022” was unveiled, symbolising the moments in history when Ukraine became united through mutual help and patience. The sculpture is dedicated to the employees of the Ukrainian railway, who in difficult moments helped internally displaced persons, the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and volunteers to get to safe places. A heavy sandstone suitcase with a forged iron handle and a soft children’s toy bunny is a fixed image of migrants at many railway stations around the world. The sculptor is Roman Murnyk.

Міні-скульптура «Професор з окопу» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Professor from the Trench”

Address: Strelnychna Street (GPS: 48.63665, 22.30287).

On 31 December 2022, a mini-sculpture dedicated to the famous meme of the Russian-Ukrainian war, “Professor from the Trench,” appeared in Uzhhorod. The bronze sculpture depicts a bearded soldier-professor of UzhNU who lectured students from the trenches and became the most famous image of Transcarpathian soldiers in the world media. Next to the sculpture, there is a stylised laptop and a cup of coffee. Sculptor Roman Murnyk is the author of this mini-masterpiece.

Міні-скульптура «Ведмедик Моцко» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Motsko Bear”

Address: Kapitulna Street (near kindergarten No. 6). GPS: 48.62208, 22.30425.

On 15 April 1963, the Hungarian state television first broadcast the TV programme “Evening Fairy Tale – Esti mese” with the main character Mocsi-Mocsó (TV Maci). At the time, the image was still in black and white, but the bear would brush his teeth and sit in front of the TV, and after the story, go to bed. More than one generation of Hungarians and Transcarpathians grew up with this positive TV programme. The unveiling of this mini-sculpture by Roman Murnyk on 15 April 2023, which was the first in 2023 and the 55th in Uzhhorod, is a symbol of the friendship between the Hungarian and Ukrainian peoples.

Міні-скульптура «Пораймос» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Poraimos”

Address: Klyment Timiryazev Street, 12 (yard of the Roma school). GPS: 48.63435, 22.30678.

On 2 August 2023, a memorial sign in memory of the victims of the Roma Holocaust (Poraimos) was unveiled in the courtyard of Uzhhorod Gymnasium No. 14 in Uzhhorod. The mini-sculpture in the form of a wheel with human figures was installed on the day marked as the International Roma Holocaust Day. It was on the night of 2 to 3 August 1944 that an act of mass murder of Roma (more than 4000 prisoners) was committed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The memorial was erected with the support of the German Foundation “Memory, Responsibility and Future”.

Міні-скульптура «Ужанська русалонька» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Uzhanska mermaid”

Address: Pedestrian bridge (GPS: 48.62157, 22.29792).

On 11 August 2023, the mini-sculpture “Uzhanska Mermaid” was unveiled on the central pillar of the Pedestrian Bridge. It is symbolic that exactly 110 years ago, the sculpture of the famous Little Mermaid was unveiled in Copenhagen (Denmark). In addition, the sculptor Roman Murnyk, known for his works, dedicated this mini-masterpiece to the day of Hans Christian Andersen’s burial (11.08.1875), to the place of the first mooring of the Uzhhorod Regatta, and to the International Youth Day.

Міні-скульптура «Alma mater» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture «Alma mater»

Address: Universytetska Street, 14 (GPS: 48.63549, 22.29088).

On 1 September 2023, on the occasion of the International Day of Knowledge, the sculpture “Alma mater” was unveiled on the territory of the main building of UzhNU. On the granite pedestal, there are traces of teeth (symbolising the saying “gnawing on the granite of science”), a bronze book with a recess (where rainwater will collect – “student tears”), an image of the UzhNU coat of arms, and a sitting owl in a confederate hat, which is considered a symbol of wisdom. The author of the mini-monument is sculptor Roman Murnyk.

Міні-скульптура «Легенди Закарпатських замків» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Legends (Myths) of Transcarpathian castles”

GPS: 48.62120, 22.30796 (on the bastion of Uzhhorod Castle).

On 9 September 2023, the 59th mini-sculpture “Legends of Transcarpathian Castles” was unveiled in honour of the 1130th anniversary of the city. The patron is Ivan Duran, the author is Roman Murnyk. The idea of the sculpture is a fictional story about scattered treasures. The legendary figures of the Transcarpathian castles are depicted as treasures: Laborets, Bad Girl, Tatosh horse, Knight Brynda, etc. Or perhaps the true story of the mini-sculpture is about Gabriel Druget, who minted counterfeit coins on his estates.

Міні-скульптура «Castrum Ung» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture «Castrum Ung»

Address: Pidhradska Street, 40 (GPS: 48.62172, 22.30831).

On 10 September 2023, at the very foot of Uzhhorod Castle, the 60th mini-sculpture in the city called Castrum Ung was unveiled. The sculpture was unveiled in honour of the 1130th anniversary of Uzhhorod. According to legend, Ung Castle stands on a stone that fell from Castle Hill, and a bronze sword is embedded in it, on the hilt of which is the medieval fortress guardian of this Transcarpathian city. The patron was Mykola Zholtani and the sculptor was Jan-Pawel Roman.

Міні-скульптура «Екскурсовод» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Guide”

Address: Ivan Olbracht Street, 6 (GPS: 48.62016, 22.30464).

A mini-sculpture by Roman Murnyk “Guide” dedicated to tourist support workers, guides and mountain guides has settled in a small square near the UzhNU Botanical Garden. The bronze sculpture was installed on 24 October 2023. It depicts a guide (based on the image of Taras Haiduk) giving a tour near the stone walls. The guide is on the highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians, which is reached by a staircase with 8 rungs, symbolising the eternity of gratitude and memory. Taras Haiduk himself died in March 2022, defending Ukraine from the Russian invasion.

Міні-скульптура «Спортивний орієнтувальник» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Mini-sculpture “Sport orienteer”

Address: Kyivska naberezhna.

On 26 October 2023, the Sport Orienteer sculpture was unveiled. The event was timed to coincide with the 60th anniversary of orienteering in Ukraine. The solemn right of opening was granted to the participants of the first all-Union orienteering championship, which took place in 1963 near Uzhhorod. The orienteer figure can now be seen opposite the Transcarpathian Regional Music and Drama Theatre. Traditionally, it is placed on the railing of Kyivska naberezhna. The sculptor was Vasyl Bedryk. Earlier, a mini-sculpture “Sport Orienteer” was already installed at this place. It happened back in 2013. However, in the same year it was destroyed by vandals

Міні-скульптура «Ласло Біро» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Laszlo Biro”

Address: Pedestrian bridge (GPS: 48.62139, 22.29779).

On 6 December 2023, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the invention of the ballpoint pen, a mini-sculpture “Laszlo Biro” named after its inventor was installed in Uzhhorod. Such pens are also called “birome”. The sculpture was created by the famous Uzhhorod sculptor Roman Murnyk and unveiled with the support of the Consulate General of Hungary represented by Jozsef Bochkai. The sculpture symbolises the hand of the inventor Laszlo Biro with the famous “VIS-birome” pen.

Міні-скульптура «Нандор Плотені» в Ужгороді

Mini-sculpture “Nandor Ploteni”

GPS: 48.62147, 22.29770 (near the Pedestrian Bridge).

On 13 December 2023, on the International Violin Day, a mini-sculpture of Nandor Ploteni appeared in Uzhhorod. A mini-copy of the famous musician and composer returned to the embankment, which was previously named in his honour in 1934. On a steel stand is a bronze sculpture of the composer holding a large violin with 3 strings, each of which stands for the personalised violins of Stradivarius, Guarneri, and Amati (the letters are inscribed on the stakes). As a reminder of the passage of time, an hourglass is placed on the avant-garde zone of the iron stand.

What’s interesting nearby?

Other places of interest

Горянська ротонда
An acquaintance with Uzhhorod would be incomplete without a visit to the famous Horyany Rotunda, which is one of the
Закарпатський художній музей імені Йосифа Бокшая
The Transcarpathian Art Museum named after Yosyp Bokshai was founded in 1948. It is located in the building of the
Ужгородський замок
The museum was founded on 20.06.1945 in Uzhgorod. At that time it was called the People's Museum of Transcarpathian Ukraine
Шелестівська Михайлівська церква в Ужгороді
One of the best examples of Transcarpathian church architecture of the past is the Church of the Archangel Michael of
Ужгородський музей Федора Манайла
In 1981, the museum of the outstanding Transcarpathian artist Fedir Manailo was founded in Uzhhorod. He came from the village
Ужгородський скансен
In the shadow of the castle walls of the Uzhgorod Fortress, there is a unique museum-sansen. During the 1960s and
Ужгородський замок
After the need for the defensive function of the Uzhgorod landmark disappeared, a seminary was established in the castle. Today,
Палац графа Плотені
Count Nandor Ploteni was one of the greatest violinists of the nineteenth century. In 1896, Ferdinand Ploteni and his large
Термальні басейни «Золота Гора»
Healing, hot thermal water comes straight from the heart of the earth and enters the thermal pools of "Zolota Gora"
Невицький замок
Once upon a time, a Turkish princess settled in the valley of the Uzh river, "by coincidence" also an evil

Tours and excursions

middle-class castle
1 day (7 hours)
From 500 ₴
Міні-скульптура «Карпатія»
2 or 3 hours
From 750 ₴
climbing the hoverla
18 hours
From 1690 ₴
Палац-резиденція баронів Перені
1 day (10 hours)
From 700 ₴
blue lagoon
10 hours
From 600 ₴
excursion to kolochava
1 day (14 hours)
From 850 ₴
middle-class castle
1 day (7 hours)
From 500 ₴
Чаны у Цимбора (с. Лумшори)
1 day (8 hours)
From 600 ₴
nature synevir
14 hours
From 850 ₴
voivodship waterfall
1 day (10 hours)
From 600 ₴
uzhan valley
10 hours
From 700 ₴
тур в закарпаття на вихідні
3 days / 2 nights
From 3691 ₴
тур похід
4 days / 3 nights
From 4200 ₴
дегустаційний тур по закарпаттю
4 days / 3 nights
From 3999 ₴
тур в закарпаття
2 days / 1 night
From 2391 ₴
ужгород в сакурах
2 days / 1 night
From 1571 ₴
three-day equestrian tour to the carpathians
3 days / 2 nights
From 5600 ₴
bicycle tour of uzhgorod
3 hours
From 85 ₴
excursion to the night city of uzhgorod
3 hours (on request)
From 1800 ₴
Лісовий готель «Тихий кут» у Гуті
6 Prykordonna St., Huta village
+380 ....
from 750₴/day
готель ужгород
Shandora Petefi Square, 4-6, Uzhgorod
+380 ....

temporarily closed
emerald hotel
Malokamyana street, 10, Uzhgorod
+380 ....

from 1100 ₴/night
Кімната Гоголь 14
вул. Миколи Гоголя, 14, Ужгород
+380 ....

від 999 ₴/ніч

Where to eat?

Ресторан «Камелот» біля Ужгорода
28 Uzhanska St., Kamyanytsia village
+380 ....
Корчма «Деца у нотаря»
street of Karpatska Ukraina, 98, Uzhgorod
+380 ....
Бістро-паб «Годинка» в Ужгороде
Uzhgorod, Independence embankment, 2
+380 ....
Vegetarian eco-cafe "Yasne Sonechko"
Uzhgorod, Mynayska Street, 6A
+380 ....
Кондитерське кафе Штефаньо в Ужгороді
Uzhgorod, Dukhnovycha Street, 16
+380 ....
Кафе Кактус в Ужгороде
Uzhgorod, 7 Korzo Street
+380 ....

Leisure activities nearby

«Світ Велетнів» в центрі Ужгорода
Uzhhorod, Bozdosh Park (Slovyanska naberezhna, 31)
+380 ....
Rope park
Uzhgorod, Park of Culture and Leisure Podzamkovy
+380 ....
Bicycle rental "Velofan" in Uzhgorod
Uzhgorod, 9B Generala Svobody Street
+380 ....
Bicycle rental Uzhgorod
Uzhgorod, st. Transcarpathian, 45
+380 ....
Віктор Шатров

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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.