Monument of Adam Mickiewicz

Monument of Adam Mickiewicz, Poznan: Address, Monument of Adam Mickiewicz Reviews: 4/5

Monument of Adam Mickiewicz

Monument of Adam Mickiewicz
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Baross
Spikkestad, Norway1,656 contributions
Nov 2021
Adam Bernard Mickiewicz was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator and political activist.

He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus.

They like to call him one of the three top polish bards.

If I have correct info then he was born in Lithuania in Zaosie.

He is resting in Krakow in Wawel cathedral.

He is known chiefly for the poetic drama Dziady (Forefathers' Eve) and the national epic poem Pan Tadeusz

Mickiewicz was born in the Russian-partitioned territories of the former Grand Duchy of Lithuania

The statue is very big and he is close to he's own university and have a park also called up after him. And very many other things to see around him
Written December 7, 2021
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Malgorzata
10,698 contributions
Jan 2021
Adam Mickiewicz is considered one the greatest poet of Polish Romanticism and Polish literature, and even one of the greatest on a European scale. The poet has always been highly valued in Poznan, and it was here that in 1859 his first monument in Poland was unveiled.Unfortunately, it was destroyed during the 2nd World War. The current monument was placed on Adam Mickiewicz Square. The four-meter-high monument was placed on a two-meter pedestal. The monument was unveiled in 1960. Interesting monument, historic square, located in the city center. It is located near beautiful Adam Mickiewicz Park and Adam Mickiewicz University. I like this place.
Written October 14, 2021
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KathZ344
Heswall, England, United Kingdom35 contributions
Aug 2019
As we visited the statue we were fortunate to meet a lovely gentleman who turned out to be a University lecturer and who was happy to tell us some of the history of the area. He described Adam Mickiewicz as the “ PolishVictor Hugo”
Written August 30, 2019
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,993 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Mickiewicz died in 1855 in Ottoman Turkey while organizing Polish/Jewish legions to fight Russia during the Crimea war. It shows he was not just a poet, but also an activist for the Polish cause. No doubt he saw the Russian empire as the biggest obstacle to Polish independence. Prussia and Austro-Habsburg at the time also occupied significant parts of Poland.

Mickiewicz is popular in Poland. You see statues of him in many cities. I did not particularly like this one. Too big, too severe, too dark, almost two-dimensial like pharao statues in ancient Egypt. In reality he was a Romantic, who liked to be with people and someone who persevered.
Written July 26, 2019
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545medva
Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
The poet's statue stand in front of the University, close to the 56' memorial. As almost everywhere in Polna dthere is a monument to Miskiewicz.
Written June 24, 2019
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KGB777
Singapore, Singapore41,727 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
I walked past this large stone monument on the way from my hotel to the old town. A fairly modern statue, it's worth a quick stop if you're already in the area.
Written September 16, 2018
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,651 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
This statue is located opposite the Imperial Castle next to the June 1956 Monument on the Adam Mickiewicz Square in downtown Poznan. The artist has captured the 19th century Polish poet in a pensive mood with a book in his hands and dressed in outdoor clothing reminiscent of the 1800's. In this statue Adam Mickiewicz is standing. The work is modern with the bronze finish being not smooth and shiny, but rough and texturized. The statue is also set on a bronze pedestal with Mickiewicz's name printed in gold lettering. This statue is not as impressive as the one of him in Krakow's town square. Mickiewicz was a Polish national poet, just as important as Goethe is to the Germans or Lord Byron is to the English. His patriotic poems, however, inspired the 1848 uprisings for Polish independence against the occupation governments of the time.

This statue was a replacement for another statue that stood on the same spot, but the Nazis had removed it in 1939. It, too, was associated with Poland gaining its independence as citizen's had erected it in thanks for the creation of Poland in 1918. The name of that statue - Christ the King - and the years it had stood on the square were printed in bold letters on the square.

I enjoyed seeing statues in public places of Polish literary heroes.
Written August 10, 2018
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SupEvan
Norway374 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
It's a beautiful statue of Adam Mickiewicz, which is a famous polish poet. It's close to another monument.
Written July 31, 2018
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,574 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
By virtue of its size, which you assume is proportional to his contribution in the literary world. Outside the Zamec in the little park.
Written June 6, 2018
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T0urist7
Warsaw, Poland1,397 contributions
Jan 2018 • Business
If you are a tourist in Poland, you just have to find out who Adam Mickiewicz was, the most famous Polish poet of the Romantic period called the Polish bard.
Written February 14, 2018
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