The winegrowing town of Modra, situated below the Malé Karpaty mountain range in western Slovakia is closely connected with Ľudovít Štúr,
the representative of the national movement, who spent the last years
of his creative life here. Besides the museum, there is his tombstone
and two memorials to commemorate his life.
Several monuments and the local museum commemorate the close contact of Štúr with Modra. The statuary of Ľudovít Štúr
dominates the street Štúrova ulica stretching into a square. It was
built in 1938 from white marble. It was made in Italy and it was
transferred to Modra in pieces. Here they were put together to make a
sculpture. Another memorial is to be found outside the
town with a tourist path passing by up the hill Veľká Homoľa. It was
built in the place where Štúr was fatally wounded on 22nd December 1855.
The memorial was placed at the edge of the forest in 1965. Štúr was
buried at the Modra evangelical cemetery in the southern part of the
town. A tombstone on his grave, named Slovak Spring, was solemnly unveiled in 1965.
Source: Vydavateľstvo DAJAMA