The oldest fountain

The oldest fountain

Emperor Maximilian II had the Renaissance Roland fountain on the Hlavne namestie (Main square) built, when a big fire broke out in the town after his coronation in 1563. Its author is a stonemason Ondrej Luttringer from Deutsch Altenburg, who completed it in 1572. The fountain consists of a massive circular tank 9 metres in diameter. In the middle of the tank, there is standing a 10.5 m high column concluded with a statue of a knight in suit of armour, who represents the knight Roland, a legendary defender of city rights. Others consider it to be a portrait of Maximilian II.

The Office of the GovernmentNational Bank of SlovakiaSlovak Television buildingMain square souvenirsHotel Carlton Bratislava

Similar photos:
Bratislava Castle
Aupark Shopping Center
Residence of the President
Incheba Expo Bratislava
Medusa cafe & restaurant
Random photos:
New bridge
IBM Bratislava
Danubiana Art Museum
New Year fireworks
Grassalkovich Presidential Palace

Permalink: The oldest fountain