en.infoglobe.cz » SK, Košariská: Štefánik's Birthplace - VIDEO

SK, Košariská: Štefánik's Birthplace - VIDEO

Published: 21.8.2022
Today we will visit the typical hill village of Košariská, which consists of a total of nine homesteads or hill farms. Namely U Štefova, Dolní Košariská, U Plačkova, Horní Košariská, U Martinkova, U Šindelov, U Mosnáků, U Trvajová and Lopušná.

On the border of the Little Carpathian Mountains and the Myjava Hills is the picturesque landscape of Košariská, made up of rolling hills, forests, fields, meadows and orchards. The village itself lies in a saddle between the hills of the northern edge of the Brezovské Karpaty and the Bradl massif. A large part of the territory of Košarisk belongs to the Protected Landscape Area of the Small Carpathians, which only testifies to the uniqueness of the natural environment here.

Košariská - hřbitovKošariská - hřbitov


We start our walk from the local cemetery where the parents and siblings of one of the greatest Slovaks, Milan Rastislav Štefánik, are buried. After the commemoration we move to the House of Mourning and then to the neighbouring cultural monument, the Evangelical Church.

Košariská - Evanjelický kostol

The Church of God was built in Neo-Renaissance and Neoclassical style between 1871 and 1878 by Anton Liegl. This single-nave eclectic building with a semicircular end of the presbytery and tower contains a jewel in the form of a neoclassical altar with a painting representing a scene from the Gospel - The Storm at Sea. A valuable part of the church is the baptistery, in which M.R. Štefánik was baptised in 1880, or the organ, the maker of which was the famous craftsman Martin Šaško from Brezová. For the sake of completeness, the first parish priest was Pavol Štefánik, the father of the famous native. 

Košariská - Pomník padlých v první světové válce

 Košariská - pamätná tabuľa Košariská

At the church there is a memorial to the fallen in the First World War with the listed names. It depicts a weeping mother holding her dead son in her arms. The memorial is dedicated to the memory of the native people who died on the fronts.

Košariská - Múzeum M.R. Štefánika

On the right side of the entrance to the church is the M.R. Štefánik Museum in Košariská, which is part of the Slovak National Museum - Museum of Slovak National Councils. It was inaugurated in 1990 in the birthplace of this leading figure of Slovak history. Since 2021, a new exhibition has been open to the public, documenting not only the important stages of the life of the statesman, diplomat and general Štefánik, but also presenting him as a connoisseur of art, a man of many hobbies, a Slovak at heart, always proud of his origins, a nation to which he remained faithful in his work and thoughts.

Košariská - busta Milana Rastislava Štefánika 

Through more than 400 pieces of historical artefacts from various collections in Slovakia, it tells the story of Štefánik's life in a clear and sensitive way. During the tour of the exhibition you will go back in time and space. You will find yourself under a starry sky in the southern hemisphere, in Štefánik's apartment in Paris, in his office in Meudon and even witness a conversation between three important statesmen who participated in the creation of Czechoslovakia. Finally, the complex fate of Štefánik's memory is explored.

Košariská - maketa BradlaKošariská - Památník původní školy

Košariská - maketa Bradla

On the wall of the museum building there is a bust of Milan Rastislav Štefánik, which was destroyed and reinstalled on the initiative of pupils of the M.R. Štefánik Primary School, residents of the village of Košariská and his supporters. 

Košariská - Památník obětem 2. světové války

Košariská - budova Národního domu M.R. Štefánika

The National House of M.R. Štefánik, built in 1935, is located nearby and serves local culture and public municipal institutions. It is interesting to note that in the past films were shown here and amateur theatre used to perform here. 

Košariská - replika dalekohledu

On the site where the primary school once stood, there is a memorial to the original school, which was also attended by M. R. Štefánik. It was unveiled in 1998. A remarkable monument near the memorial is also a replica of the telescope with which this famous native worked.

Košariská - Jubilejní základní škola M.R. Štefánika

On a walk through Košariská you will certainly not miss the building from 1928 - the Jubilee Primary School of M.R. Štefánik, whose architecture evokes the atmosphere of successful pre-war Czechoslovak education.


Štefánik's personality, the beautiful natural surroundings and local services attract visitors to explore this part of Slovakia. Therefore, if you pass by Myjava, Piešt'any, Vrbové or Brezová pod Bradlom, be sure to stop here. You will see that you will not regret it. 

Košariská - směrovník Mohyla

GPS: 48°40'12.3"N 17°35'49.5"E

Text, photos, and video: Pavol Jemala, Slovensko zdola

Music: Pixabay.com; Happy day - 113985

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

SK, Vrbové: A Town Famous for Its Leaned Tower – VIDEO
Published: 5.6.2022
The town of Vrbové with more than 5 500 inhabitants, is located at the foot of the Little Carpathians on the Trnavská hills and is only 10 km west of the spa town of Piešťany. It is interesting that Vrbová gained the status of a town in 1967 and thus became only the second town in the Piešťany district.

SR, Brezova pod Bradlom – A Town of National Pride – VIDEO
Published: 28.2.2017
The Region of Trencin is full of many landmarks hidden in nature. An example of such fusion os Brezova pod Bradlom, a town of 5 thousand situated at the foothills of the Small Carpathians. Bradlo hill rises above the town. On it, there is the burial mould of Milan Rastislav Štefánik who was born in Kosariska.

SR, Brezová Pod Bradlom: Mound Of General M. R. Štefánik On Bradlo I.
Published: 4.10.2012
Mound of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik on the rocks belong to the most important national cultural monuments in Slovakia.

SR, Brezová Pod Bradlom: Mound Of General M. R. Štefánik On Bradlo II.
Published: 11.10.2012
Today we are going to visit one of the most important national cultural monuments in Slovakia - majestic mound of General Milan Rastislav Štefánik on Bradlo. Who was Milan Rastislav Štefánik and why he has got so much recognition, even after death, you could read in the previous part. Today, together we go on a little trip to his mound.

SK, Piestany – The Home of Health and Beauty I
Published: 28.5.2017
We visited Piestany in the begining of this year. The city charmed us so much we had to return there. This time we spent there sevveral days and explored historic city's nature, sights, and history.

SK, Piestany – Healing City
Published: 18.1.2017
Join us for a walk in one of the most important spa towns in Slovakia. There you can enjoy nature, culture, and amazing landmarks. Today we visit Piestany.

SK, Radošovce: A Town with an Old Mill - VIDEO
Published: 13.9.2021
Approximately 15 km from the regional town of Trnava in the beautiful valley of the Blava stream lies the village of Radošovce. Its nearby neighbors are the spa town of Piešťany, Hlohovec Castle or the famous Leopoldov Prison. Today we set out to get to know this unusual village, which was administratively established not so long ago (January 1, 1991), by separating from Jaslovské Bohunice.

SK, Cachtice – Castle Veiled in Mystery – VIDEO
Published: 7.4.2015
Slovakia is a country that is rich in castles, chateaus, and small castles. We could count hundreds of them here. We planned couple of trips for our free time. One of them took us back in time to the middle ages. We saw mysterious Cachticky castle.

SK, Cachticke Carpathians: Climbing Up Maly and Velky Plesivec – VIDEO
Published: 15.5.2018
On this day we are about to explore the Cachticke Carpathian Mountains. Velky Plesivec is our objective. It is surrounded by a nature reserve of the same name. It's importance lays not solely in its beauty but in its natural characteristics as well.

SK, Boleráz, Klčovany: Sacral Beauty – VIDEO
Published: 24.5.2021
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.

Related Photogallery

SK: Villages Around the Small Carpathians II.
There are many picturesque villages around the Small Carpathians. Today, through photos, we will ...

SK: Villages Around the Small Carpathians
There are many picturesque villages around the Small Carpathians. Today we will visit the village...

SK, Dobra Voda – Holly’s Village
In Slovakia’s seismologically most active active area is Dobra Voda village where the famous Sl...

SK, Cachtice – The Castle of Legends
Near the town of Cachtice there stand the ruin of the famous Cachtice castle . Once important tod...

Related Videos

SK: Myjava - A Center of Kopanice Region
Take a tour of the town that honours and preserves traditions, maintains the folklore of its ance...

SK, Vrbové: The Town of Móric Beňovský
At the foot of the Little Carpathians on the Trnava Uplands, Vrbová stretches. The most famous la...

SK: Boleráz, Klčovany – Sightseeing
Today we will take you to the village of Boleráz, which was established in 1960 by merging two se...

SK, Brezová pod Bradlom – The Town of Personalities
Interesting area of kopanice became a well known place across the nation. More concretely we spea...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:friday 9. 6. 2023
friday 9.6.
14 °C
saturday 10.6.
15 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.