Fountain of St. George and the Dragon

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Fountain of St. George and the Dragon

Fountain of St. George and the Dragon
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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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3stars1wish
Winnipeg, Canada330 contributions
Central location. As you walk along.
Nov 2019 • Couples
Good for history, if your name is George, if you like dragons. Right in the central area. If you are walking about you will find this. Great for a photo.
Written 7 April 2020
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olivehoover
Treviso, Italy1,340 contributions
Nice Fountain
Jul 2019
Fountain of St. George and the Dragon is a nice sculture in the centre of the town and it is located in a small squar.
The old beautiful building around the fountain give a nice touch to the area.
Written 24 March 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,527 contributions
Like an easter egg
Feb 2020 • Family
Finding this fountain is like finding an easter egg. Depicting St George and his dragon, the fountain is located in the courtyard of the Primate's Palace, which in turn is hidden from the beaten path of the town square.

Was intrigued by the appearance of the fountain but only knew its history from Tripadvisor. Would have appreciated an info plaque or board explaining the history and significance of this fountain.
Written 1 February 2020
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aggelos
Athens, Greece237 contributions
Worth it
Dec 2019
A nice statue and a fountain "hidden " in the interior of an equally nice building. do not miss it. .
Written 30 December 2019
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Einat
21 contributions
nice place nice story
Dec 2019
Nice place.Nice sculpture. When we were there, it was winter and the fountain didn't work, but my kids and me enjoyed the atmosphere.
Written 29 December 2019
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Carol H
De Pere, WI1,074 contributions
The Battle Against Evil
Sep 2019
This Renaissance fountain in the courtyard of the Primate's Palace depicts the struggle of St George and the dragon. It was built in the mid-17th century in the Grassalkovich Palace Garden, but was moved to its current location in 1930. George's life is part of the ‘Golden Legend’, which was extremely widespread in early Christian Europe. According to this legend, George was an officer in the Roman army who came upon a town terrorized by a dragon. In desperation, the people chose victims for the dragon by tossing a coin. George intervened when the king’s daughter had lost the toss, and proceeded to kill the dragon with a spear. Whether George existed or not, he became a symbol of the battle against evil, and a symbol of the conquest of Christianity over heathens.

The sandstone figure of George was modeled after its patron, Archbishop of Esziergom, Juraj Lippay.

As fountains go, this one is worthy of a visit, and a photo or two.
Written 7 November 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK149,888 contributions
The fountain is a landmark of the city
Oct 2019
This Fountain of St. George and the Dragon is a fountain in the grounds of the former Primate's palace of the Archbishop of Bratislava. The centrepiece of the fountain is of course a sculpture of St. George slaying the eponymous dragon. The fountain is just about large enough to enclose the sculpture with water spewing from the mouth of a multi headed dragon. Saint George is depicted as very Renaissance interpretation of a medieval knight in the moment of spearing the dragon with his lance

The fountain is a landmark of the city, which is itself in the landmark Primate’s Palace. Worth a visit. The fountain can be found in the courtyard of the palace where the pink walls complement the light tone of the sculpture.
Written 22 October 2019
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Daryl C
Danville, CA1,015 contributions
Somewhat Subdued
Oct 2019
There are so many huge and elaborate fountains throughout Europe, it's nice to see one that's more human. The story of St.George and the dragon is well known. The central statue of this fountain is less violent and more human might be expected.
Written 15 October 2019
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Douglas M
Mount Vernon, ME490 contributions
Nice fountain!
Sep 2019
Stumpled across this fountain while walking through Old Town. A very quite courtyard off the high traffic streets.
Written 2 October 2019
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Adventure beyond imagination
Munich, Germany14,529 contributions
Quiet courtyard
Jul 2019 • Friends
A very peaceful place in the busy old town. No hustle and bustle at all. The view of the fountain fits the whole surroundings.
Written 28 July 2019
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