This audio point starts at Hlavne namestie or the Main Square.
The quadratic square originates from 13th century before the town itself was founded. The square is unusually small as squares in the Middle Ages, needed to be large enough to serve as the market and communion places. There is a statue of a knight in the middle of the square. It is Maximilian’s fountain named after emperor Maximilan of Habsburgh.
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Since June 2010, a new and controversial bronze statue is placed at the outer courtyard of Bratislava Castle. It depicts Svatopluk, ruler of Great Moravian Empire, history of which we discuss also in the Castle Hill audio point.
Inside the Saint Martin’s Cathedral Entrance fee is now required for going inside the cathedral for all days excluding Sundays. The cathedral is under reconstruction. Bird Fountain The bird fountain is a fountain only partially. Water sprinkles only from the bottom reservoir this summer season (or never). An upper “bird” reservoir is dry.
Main Square Set-up of the Main Square is changing quite frequently in order to accommodate various events over the year (concerts, feasts, Christmas markets). It may happen that the Donor benches are temporarily replaced with the souvenir stands during summer.