The village of Brestovany lies in the northwestern part of the Danube Plain, only 10 km from the district town of Trnava at an altitude of 140 to 150 meters. The cadastral area consists of parts of Velká Brestovany, Malá Brestovany and Horní Lovčice.
So let's go to the "villa Bristem", as Brestovany is called in historical documents. It should be noted at the outset that religion has played (and still plays) a significant role for residents and visitors. The church buildings of the village include a church, a chapel, the Stations of the Cross and the Calvary, as well as small church architecture and cemeteries. Their appearance changed according to technological knowledge and artistic style. The reform movement, which had been spreading since the 16th century, also brought about changes to a large extent.
Upon arrival in the village, the church of St. John the Baptist, which dates from 1778, looks at us from a distance. This single-nave Baroque-Classicist church with a tower built into the main façade originally had two entrances. The exterior of the church was renovated by parishioners after World War II and today it is an ornament of the village. The main altar is Classicist from the second half of the 18th century, in the middle with a picture of St. John the Baptist. On the sides are statues of St. Elizabeth and Theresa.
Behind the church is the beautiful Lourdes Cave, which was built in 1947 to thank the parishioners for protecting the Virgin Mary during the war. In the vicinity of the cave, a Stations of the Cross was created, which is a continuation of the slope hill. It consists of fourteen stops in the form of wooden columns with chapels on a concrete base. Night lighting is also installed. In addition, from the hill of the Stations of the Cross there is a wonderful view of part of the village.
In front of the church of St. John the Baptist there is a stone cross, which was built by Jozef Nižnánsky in 1808. The inscription can be found on the back. Opposite it is a simpler wooden cross. The arms of the cross are protected by a semicircular metal roof, which is decorated with a delicate motif. The cross is without the corpus of Christ and there is no inscription on it, but it is surrounded by a nice metal enclosure.
The surroundings of the church are complemented by the chapel of St. Martin the Bishop. It is a small central baroque sacral building on an octagonal floor plan. The interior is vaulted with a dome. The year 1767 is on the entrance stone portal. I did not get into the interior, but from what I read, there is an altar with a painting of St. Martin by the painter Edmund Massányi from 1950.
About 50 meters from the chapel of St. Martin is a trinity column, which was built in honor and praise of the Lord God Dobiš Martin in 1887. The inscription is engraved on a pedestal, above which is mounted a statue of the Virgin Mary and above it a sculpture - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
There are three cemeteries in the village of Brestovany - in Malé Brestovany, Velké Brestovany and in Horní Lovčice. On each you will find a central cross, period tombstones and cast iron crosses.
A remarkable building is the local chateau, which currently houses the school. It is surrounded by a beautiful park with historic greenery. The chateau was declared a National Cultural Monument in 1963. The Classicist building dates from the first half of the 19th century. It is a one-storey building with a basement. The interior has flat ceilings. The building has a portico risalit on the axis of the main facade.
If you move in front of the municipal office building, you will come across a statue of St. Florian, the patron saint of firefighters, in a small park. At the intersection of Ořechová and Lovčičky streets, there is a chapel with a board of the fallen in the First World War.
The last sacral monument this time in the Horní Lovčice part is the statue of St. John of Nepomuk, which dates from 1818. The statue stands on the corner of the garden by the road to the playground. This is where our joint walk through Brestovany ends. I hope that you will get here someday and see for yourself that this village is really beautiful and worth a visit.
Today we will visit one of the oldest villages in the district of Trnava - Vlčkovce. They are less than 10 km away from the regional town and thanks to their location they were in the past, as today, an important crossroads between Trnava and Nitra.
The village of Zavar is located 8 km from Trnava, on the eastern edge of the Trnava loess board. The first written mention dates from 1255. In the village there are many sacred monuments and interesting objects from history. The most attractive ones certainly include the Classicist chateau, the new church dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary from 1907 and the birth house of the composer Gejza Dusík.
Pavlice is one of the picturesque villages in the Danubian Lowland. They stretch on the eastern edge of the Trnava Uplands, surrounded by meadows, woods and fields intersected by the Gidra Stream. Over 500 inhabitants enjoy rural life with all the joys and sorrows. Today we will visit this village and we ourselves are curious what it will offer us.
The village of Šúrovce is located on the fertile Danubian lowland between Váh and Dudváh near the town of Sereď. The village with more than 2,300 inhabitants is only 12 km away from the district town of Trnava. The village was created by merging the original villages of Veľké Šúrovce, Valtov Šúr, Varov Šúr and Zemianske Šúrovce.
After walking through the village of Radošovce, when we returned home, we stopped in Jaslovské Bohunice, which is known to us thanks to the nearby presence of a nuclear power plant. Specifically, we visited the municipal part of Paderovce. It is interesting that three decades ago this part was an independent municipality, so it is no wonder that it still offers several beautiful sights to see.
In the central part of western Slovakia, between three important cities, namely Trnava, Hlohovec and Piešťany, lies the village of Madunice. Thanks to the immediate vicinity of the Váh River, the surroundings of the village offer breathtaking natural scenery, as well as opportunities for active recreation in the form of fishing or hunting.
Northwest of the regional city of Galanta (approximately 13 km) is the village of Abraham. Its immediate neighbors are the villages of Pavlice, Majcichov, Hoste, Velká and Malá Mača, Sládkovičovo and Pusté Úlany.
Each village has something special, interesting and pleasing to the eye in its territory. All you have to do is walk through the streets and you will be convinced that this is no different in Križovany nad Dudváhom, which is mainly represented by painted statues. So let's go for a walk through this beautiful village.
Slovakia is a country that is characterized not only by beautiful nature, but also by a number of sacred monuments. It is a pity that they are overlooked by the number of tourists who come here. Therefore, I decided that at least in this form I will acquaint visitors to the villages of Boleráz and Klčovany with these monuments, their significance and the reason for the settlement.
The village of Dolné Lovčice, located 6 km from the regional town of Trnava, attracts lovers of wandering through villages and towns with a peaceful atmosphere, several sacral monuments and attractions.
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.
Accept our invitation to visit the historical Trnava, which will lead us to the "famous gem of Hungary" – Matej Bel. Discover with him the unknown corners of the city and its history, and let's get carried away by the atmosphere of Trnava streets in the eighteenth century.
The Trnava region is located in the western part of the Slovak Republic. The area is the second smallest, but it offers more than enough tourist attractions. Lovers of history can take a tour of Trnava, for those who like spa, we recommend a visit to Piešťany, Velký Meder or Galanta, for gourmets and lovers of specific architecture Skalice and for pilgrims is definitely a picturesque stop Šaštín-Stráže.
After visiting Trnava last week, today we will set out to explore the surroundings of the picturesque region. We will visit natural places in the form of protected areas, reservations and areas, medieval gems and we will not miss the views from above of this beautiful part of Slovakia.
One week later, we return again to the Trnava region, more precisely to the surroundings of Skalice. We will visit the popular tourist boat route, we will also go to the unique car racetrack and end the walk through this region on the wine (cycle) road.
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