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Slovak National Uprising square

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Námestie SNP
Dnesne namestie SNP v Bratislave povodne namestim ani nebolo. Bol to len volny priestor pred vnutornymi hradbami mesta, ktory nesmel byt nikdy zastavany. Potom pribudol na jeho dolnej casti pred Laurinskou branou Obilny trh, ale ten sa vtedy volal Getreidemarkt. Stredna cast namestia sa volala Handlerzelle, lebo oproti cintorinu svateho Vavrinca bol rad obchodikov. Potom tu namiesto cintorina zalozili Brothmarkt, Chlebovy trh, a ten zas v roku 1909 ustupil novopostavenej trznici.  



Namestim bola vlastne len horna cast, Barmherzigenplatz a Irgalamsok ter, Namestie milosrdnych podla klastora Milosrdnych bratov, ktory tu postavili v druhej polovici 17. storocia. V roku 1879 vsetky tri casti spojili a vznikol hrdy Marktplatz, Vasarter ci Trhove namestie. Po prvej svetovej vojne ho premenovali na Namestie republiky, pocas druhej svetovej vojny bolo Hlinkovym namestim, po roku 1945 sa stalo Stalinovym namestim a po jeho smrti Namestim Slovenskeho narodneho povstania

Na tomto namesti recnil kdekto. Uz v 16. storoci sa stavala pred klastorom Milosrdnych bratov pri kralovskych korunovaciach tribuna, na ktorej novokorunovany kral prisahal pred zhromazdenymi stavmi, ze bude chranit zaujmy krajiny.  Niektori z recnikov si postavili docasne tribuny, ini sochy generalissimov a kulichovskych mladencov.

Postupne sa z "SNP-cka" stalo miesto, odkial sa z tribun ozyvaju protesty proti tym, ktori zaujmy tejto krajiny nechrania, ale tuneluju. 1968, 1989, 1998, 2012, ... prave tu najviac rezonuje hlas ulice.

August 1968, protest against soviet occupation

Namestie si toho uz vela pamata. Dole na Hlavnej poste sa nam prihovara pamat Jozefa Murgasa, vynalezcu v radiotelegrafii, vedca, knaza, narodovca. Pamata si kina Pohranicnik, Praha a Slovan. Dnes je tu Ustav pamati naroda, pred nim pamiatka na jeho zakladatela Jana Langosa (1946 – 2006). Bol jednym z tych, co si 17. novembra 1989 povedali, ze len ten, kto si slobodu vybojoval, je jej hoden, ako si to pred nimi povedali Jan Kollar a Milan Rastislav Stefanik.

November 1989, communistic regime ends by Velvet revolution

Vzali zodpovednost za buducnost do svojich ruk, skoncovali s komunizmom a nastolili slobodu a demokraciu. Tak sa do hlbokej pamati tohto namestia, ktore je odvtedy aj Namestim 17. novembra, sa vpisalo aj posolstvo slobody a demokracie, ktoru si treba vzdy znova vybojovat.

Gorilla scandal protests in 2012

POZOR!
Schranka sa da ulozit len na jedno jedine presne miesto.
Nikde inde sa Vam to nepodari. Ak sa Vam ju nepodari vratit, tak ju schovajte niekde v okoli a nasledne mi dajte vediet KDE.
Prajem Vam prijemnu prechadzku namestim a radost z odlovu!
- english -
Slovak National Uprising square
Today’s SNP Square in Bratislava originally wasn’t a square at all. It was just a vacant area alongside inner City Walls that must not have been built up. Later on, the Grain Market formerly „Getreidemarkt“ arose at its lower side, right in front of the Laurinska brana gate.

Its middle part was called „Handlerzelle“, because of the number of stalls opposite the St. Laurence’s cemetery. Lately, the Bread Market or „Brothmarkt“ replaced the cemetery, however, neither this market was able to compete with a fresh-built market house in 1909.

Actually, a square itself comprised mainly of the upper area called „Barmherzigenplatz“ and Mercy Brothers‘ Square,„Irgalamsok ter“, which was named for Mercy Brothers‘ Convent established in the late 17th century. In 1879 all three areas became one large square and so began the proud history of the Trhove namestie Square or „Marktplatz“ or „Vasarter“.

the square of protests, 2012

The Trhove namestie Square was given a couple of new names after the World War I. From now on it was known as the Republic Square, the Hlinkovo namestie Square during the World War II and the Stalin’s Square after 1945. When Stalin died, it‘s finally become the SNP Square – the Slovak National Uprising Square.

Throughout a history, many people made speeches at this place. The first rostrums were built here in the 16th century. Crowned kings used to make a speech in front of the Mercy Brothers‘ Convent. They swore the gathered masses to protect the interests of the country. Much later, some rhetoricians have build themselves temporary rostrums, while the others mounted statues of generalissimos and partisans on their pedestals.

This square has overwhelming powers of recall. Downwards, there is the Main Post Office building, which recalls the memory of Jozef Murgas, the priest, the patriot, the scientist, the inventor in the field of radio-telegraphy. The square also remembers the old cinemas like Pohranicnik, Praha or Slovan. This square also hosts the Nation's Memory Institute and the memory of its co-founder Jan Langos (1946-2006). And yet, another memory it recalls. The memory of those of 17. November 1989, who told themselves, that a man is only worth of freedom, when he fights for it. Just like Jan Kollar and Milan Rastislav Stefanik had said before. They took into their own hands the responsibility for the future. They put an end to the Communism and restored democracy and freedom.

Maybe it doesn’t look it, but this square, which is also the Square of 17. November, bears the message of freedom and democracy, that we’ll always have to fight for.
WARNING!
The box can be put back at one and the only place. If you try to put it somewhere else, you'll fail. In case you don't manage to put back the box, please hide it nearby and let me know about the new place.
Wish you a nice walk through the rich memory of this square!
And a happy caching, of course.

Sources: konzervativizmus.sk, 17november1989.sk, Ustav Pamati naroda

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  • 1968Protest against russian occupants in August 1968.
  • 1989November, 1989. Velvet revolution ends evil communistic regime.
  • 2012Gorilla scandal protests in January 2012.
  • National Uprising square, 2012SNP Square is most prominent square to hosts all kinds of protests and demonstrations in Slovakia.

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