Statue of Mihai Eminescu

Good general condition.
  • Historic monument B, code CT-III-m-B-02920;
  • Located on the Casino Cliff, a 10 minute walk away from the old town of the city and 2 minutes away from the Casino.
  • The bust was made by one of the most famous Romanian sculptors, Oscar Han (1891-1976).
  • It was unveiled on the 15th of August 1934, with a festive atmosphere, by King Carol II.

The bust dedicated to the romantic poet Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), considered the biggest poet of Romania, is cast in bronze and is about 1,5 meters in size. It is placed on a travertine pedestal, on which the symbolic figure of Elegy is represented, 2,1 meters tall.

The funds for the statue were obtained through a public fundraising effort which took place in the 1930’s.

The poet spent a short vacation in Constanța in 1882, staying at Hôtel d’Angleterre (demolished in 1906), on the spot where Hotel Intim is currently found.

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