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“Creatively Comical- that's Cumil! Don't forget to touch his head for good luck!”
Review of Cumil

Cumil
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Private Tour of Bratislava with Transport and...
Ranked #15 of 216 things to do in Bratislava
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Reviewed December 8, 2014

One of the things you should do when you're walking around Bratislava is look for statues! They're all over and at the oddest of places!
We were searching for a Michael's gate and had lost our way, when a very helpful local girl offered to take us there. While we had read about funny statues, it was she who told us that he had a name- Cumil (pronounced as Chumil). She told us that as the story goes, he was a mischievous person who while working, used to emerge from under the manhole to look beneath the ladies' skirts!
The status's head was knocked over a couple of times by vehicles in the dark, so Cumile was rebuilt a few times.
Pose for a few pictures while you're near Michael's Gate and don't forget to touch his head for good luck! :)

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

Don't know exactly what this was about, but it seems to personify a worker emerging from an underground passage to view the world above ground!

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Reviewed November 26, 2014

This bronze statue is certainly one of the most photographed sculptures in Bratislava. Its an iconic landmark on the street. Definitely the most popular statue, the tourist love taking pictures with him. Čumil makes the street more attractive

Thank Hazel G
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Reviewed November 23, 2014

One of a collection of unique, creative and humorous statues located throughout the streets of Bratislava...I saw this one several years ago and this poor guy hasn't gotten a further with his work project since then!!

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Reviewed November 23, 2014

A man watching under women's skirts instead of work. :) The best part is the traffic sign next to it raising one's attention to the statue!! :) (he lost his head twice before.. :)

Thank karacsonyimonika
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