Photogallery: SK, Dobra Voda – Holly’s Village
SK, Dobra Voda – Holly’s Village
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In Slovakia’s seismologically most active active area is Dobra Voda village where the famous Slovakian writer, priest and poet in one worked – Jan Holly. He composed here what would become the formal Slovakian language. Otherwise, there are interesting historical landmarks around as well as places to rest or the ruin of Dobra Voda castle, the place where you can still get some feeling of the Middle-Ages.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Jozef Dovičin
The city of Trnava is located in the central part of Trnavian Highlands. From historical point of view, it is one of the most interesting cities in Slovakia. Lets join us in exploration of this city. Since ancient times, trade routes crossed it, rulers changed and breathtaking sacral buildings were erected.
The ruin of Ostry Kamen castle stood once as a guardian of the so called Bohemian Road. The ruin is near Bukova, Trnava country. Its history isn’t as deep and as rich as in case of other castles nevertheless it is a popular place for tourists to see. And we went there as well.
In our today’s journey across Slovakia we visit a remarkable ruin located in the region of Trnava only 3 kilometers from Dechtice. People call it Katarinka yet its official name is church and monastery of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.
Slovakia is a beautiful land. We became convinced of this on our one-day trip. We started in a small village of Haluzice near the district town of Nove Mesto nad Vahom.
At the end of winter we set off to see the Natural Reservation of Rostun, in the Small Carpathian Mountain. We entered through the town of Plavecke Podhradi. All what we have seen is on the lines below.
Last week we made a tour from Dechtice to the church and monastery of St Catherine. This nice stroll inspired us to make another trip – this time to Dobra Voda town, couple of kilometers away. The town boasts with a beautiful ruin of a castle and Jan Holly.
Today, we travel to the region of Zahori. There we visit the town of Holic which holds a unique Baroque/classicist chateau, megaliths, and last but not least a windmill, our main destination for today.
Since the time immemorial people were attracted to high places so they can have a view over surrounding landscape. Observation towers emerged quickly in central Europe, mostly in the second half of the 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. There are countless towers in Slovakia and it can be claimed some more will be constructed every year.
Many interesting places not frequented by holidaymakers are in the Small Carpathians. These are mostly hills with beautiful vistas to the surroundings that lure tourists to climb them. Vapenna Hill is one of the three highest peaks in the Small Carpathians and it offers beautiful vistas as well.
The Small Carpathian Mountains are not the highest mountain range in Slovakia. Nevertheless, they have a lot to offer. There are many interesting and picturesque nooks. From some peaks there are magnificent views of the landscape. However, the visitor will be enchanted by deep forests, caves, or many rock formations along the ridges.
As every mountain range, even Small Carpathians has its dominant peaks. They are above the surrounding lands. Peaks of these several giants make characteristic panorama of the Small Carpathians. They create visible dominants, they are orientation spots and give beautiful views of the surrounding landscape. One of these impressive titans of the Small Carpathians is Vysoka.
Bosacke Valley immersed itself into winter mood. Hajnice hill (341 m) is the main spot in the va...
Hlbociansky Waterfall is a natural formation which you may observe only in the period of rainfall...
Small Carpathian Mountains is criss-crossed by many tourist and forest trails. They run there fr...
The hill of Devinska Kobyla is one of the highest peaks (514 m) of the Devinske Karpaty, southern...
The third highest mountain in the Small Carpathians is Vapenna mountain (752 m). It is set in the...
As every year this year yet again was held Traditional Trnavian Fair which also happens to be the...
The town of Trnava belongs to one of most interesting sites from historical point of view. It is ...
Near Bukova town, Trnava district, there you can find the ruin of Ostry Kamen castle. This stron...
The Small Carpathian Mountains hide many interesting localities. One of them is Dobra Voda, a fam...
Today we visit the reservation of Katarínka se in the Small Carpathians 3 kilometers from Dechtic...
Above the town of Cachtice we find ourselves near the ruins of Castle Cachtice. Its purpose was ...
The only waterfall in the Small Carpathians is the so called Hlbociansky Watefall also called Pa...
At the visit of Haluzice we were enchanted by nature of Bosacke Valley dominated by the hill of H...