About the poem

ABOUT THE POEM MARÍNA

Andrej Sládkovič started to write this poem in autumn 1844; when he learnt that his beloved
Marína was going to marry someone else. He finished the last verses
in summer 1846; almost a year after Marína’s wedding.

Andrej Sládkovič started to write
this poem in autumn 1844; when
he learnt that his beloved Marína
was going to marry someone
else. He finished the last verses
in summer 1846; almost a year
after Marína’s wedding.

About the poem

OFFICIAL WORLD
RECORD

MARÍNA consists of 291 stanzas and 2900 verses. For 173 years it has been the World’s
longest love poem. In 2017 it was officially registered as a world
record by the World Record Academy, the largest organisation for the certification
of world records.

MARÍNA consists of 291 stanzas
and 2900 verses. For 173 years it
has been the World’s longest
love poem. In 2017 it was
officially registered as a world
record by the World Record
Academy, the largest
organisation for the certification
of world records.

PUBLISHED
IN 8 LANGUAGE

So far the poem MARÍNA has been published in 46 editions
in 8 languages (Slovak, Hungarian, German, French, Polish,
Serbo-Croatian, English and Hindi). The World’s most
comprehensive collection of published editions of MARÍNA
is here in the LOVE BANK.

PUBLISHED IN
8 LANGUAGES

So far the poem MARÍNA has
been published in 46 editions in
8 languages (Slovak, Hungarian,
German, French, Polish,
Serbo-Croatian, English and
Hindi). The World’s most
comprehensive collection of
published editions of MARÍNA is
here in the LOVE BANK.

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COME AND SEE THE
MANUSCRIPT FROM 1846

Sládkovič’s original manuscript of the poem MARÍNA is
archived in the Slovak National Library in Martin. Here in
the LOVE BANK you can find the only true facsimile of this
manuscript.

COME AND SEE THE
MANUSCRIPT FROM
1846

Sládkovič’s original manuscript
of the poem MARÍNA is archived
in the Slovak National Library in
Martin. Here in the LOVE BANK
you can find the only true
facsimile of this manuscript.

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DID YOU KNOW?


In Slovakia there are named
after Sládkovič
126 streets, 22 schools
and 1 town!
(Sládkovičovo)


In the Universe there
is named after Sládkovič
1 planet!
(No. 4781/1980 TP)


In the poem MARÍNA
the word love appears 168 times!


In the poem, Sládkovič celebrated
the name of his beloved
Marína 37-times!

ENTER THE POEM ITSELF

THE LOVE BANK is created from the verses of the poem MARÍNA.
Therefore, when you enter the LOVE BANK, you will find yourself inside
the World’s longest love poem.

The LOVE BANK is created from
the verses of the poem MARÍNA.

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THERE ARE LOVE BOXES
IN VERSES

Hundreds of people from all around the world store in a
Love Box their symbolic keepsake of love or desire of love.

Each Love Box represents a letter, punctuation mark
or space from the poem MARÍNA.


Each Love Box bears a piece of Sládkovič’s original
manuscript of the poem MARÍNA from 1846.

DID YOU KNOW?

In Slovakia there are named
after Sládkovič 126 streets,
22 schools and 1 town!
(Sládkovičovo)

In the poem MARÍNA
the word love
appears 168 times!

In the Universe there
is named after Sládkovič
1 planet!
(No. 4781/1980 TP)

In the poem, Sládkovič
celebrated the name of his
beloved Marína 37-times!

A Love Box has been assigned to
each letter, punctuation mark
and space from the poem
MARÍNA.


Each Love Box bears a piece of
the original Sládkovič’s
manuscript of the poem MARÍNA
from 1846.

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EXPERIENCE
THE LOVE BANK
AND MUCH MORE

,,You cannot experience this anywhere else
in the world
!”
– wrote media from 70 countries –

About the poem