🏙 On December 7th we prepared a tour around SKY PARK’s construction site for our clients, which included a visit to the Penthouse in the second residential tower, lookout terrace and Jurkovičova Heating plant.
Despite the bad weather, the tour was a great success and we believe that we will be able to organize the same tour again next year 🙂
Svätopluk I 🇸🇰 // Svätopluk was born around the year 840. He was a nephew of Rastislav, the second known ruler of Great Moravia; the first major state that emerged that was predominantly West Slavic in the Central European area. It’s territory included land which is now parts Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary and possibly Serbia.
Svätopluk's career began in the 860s, when he governed a principality within Moravia. In 870 Svätopluk dethroned his uncle Rastislav, betraying him to the Franks. Within a year of this betrayal, the Franks had also imprisoned Svätopluk. The Moravians rebelled against the Franks and Svätopluk was released leading the rebels to victory over the invaders.
In 874, a peace treaty was signed at Forchheim in Germany. The treaty enforced the leader to pay tribute to East Francia and allowed Svätopluk to expand his territories outside the Franks' sphere of interest over subsequent years.
The ruler established a strong relationship with the Catholic Church. In 880, he and his people were formally taken under the protection of the Holy See.
In 894 Svätopluk died. Soon after his death, the realm of Great Moravia collapsed in the midst of a power struggle between his sons and intensifying Hungarian raids.
Since the eighteenth century Svätopluk has occasionally and inaccurately been referred to as a Slovak King, in some literary works, during a period of national awakening.
The statue of Svätopluk (pictured), created by Ján Kulich, was unveiled in 2010 upon the completion of the Honorary Courtyard of Bratislava Castle //