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Interesting history

This statue was erected at the entrance of the Polish pavilion at the World's Fair in Flushing in... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2016
New York City, New York
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Just a statue

If you are in central Park and happen to meander past this statue, it’s a worthwhile stop. I always... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2016
Daniel A
Beijing, China
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24 Jun 2017
“Polish King”
2 Jul 2016
“Fascinating history”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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E 79th St, East Side of the Turtle Pond, New York City, NY 10024
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Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

King Jagiello of Poland defeated the Teutonic Order (Religious military order) in 1410 and this equestrian monument was built for the 1939 New York world fair. The two crossed swords that the King is holding above his head show a defiance and also symbolises a...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I was married to a lady with a Polish and Ukrainian background, and this guy was a great Polish leader. Note that he has two swords. The statue was brought to New York for the 1939-40 World's Fair, and could not be returned home because...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

This statue was erected at the entrance of the Polish pavilion at the World's Fair in Flushing in 1939. Poland was invaded by Germany later that year and the statue was placed in storage After the war, the statue was finally put on display in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank robcurtross
Reviewed 10 January 2016

If you are in central Park and happen to meander past this statue, it’s a worthwhile stop. I always like to take pictures of statues and when I’m bored, do a little research on the person and figure out why that person is in statue....More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank Daniel A
Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

An interesting monument to find as you make your way through and around the park. It's not a must see but it's something to take note of as you walk past.

Date of experience: December 2014
6  Thank RunningDuff
Reviewed 22 March 2015

One of the many interesting monuments to see in Central Park is that of King Jagiello of Poland (1386 - 1434 A.D.) which now rests just east of Turtle Pond near Belvedre Castle. Originally the Grand Duke of Lithuania, Jagiello married the Queen of Poland...More

Date of experience: December 2014
3  Thank BradJill
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