SK, Nitra IX – A Goodbye to the City
Our trip in one of the oldest cities in Slovakia is getting to the end. Last time we paid our visit to the Calvary and Lurdska Cave. Then we went to Nitra’s riverbank called Wilson Riverbank where we concluded last section.
On our way we enjoyed nature . Tree alleys, blossoming bushes, summer meadows were places we passed by while getting closer to the city center. Yet it seemed that all noise was gone. Unusual nature of this place was enjoyed by locals. They were more active than us usually. They travelled by different array of means like roller skates, bikes, or scooters with engine.
We passed by many educational instates while following the river stream. Some of them were universities. Except for the structures belonging to the University of Konstantin Filozof we had seen typical entrance aula to the Slovak Agricultural University . Agriculture is what is an inseparable part of Nitra and the whole region. Evidence for this claim are many fields, grocery products, or Slovakia’s – Agrokomplex that has been bringing to us interesting exhibitions for more than a decade. We crossed a bridge and found ourselves at the edge of a park. There we saw an interesting exposition of a tractor, and a table with information. We came closer and learned that the whole area around the university is one large artistic park that should operate as a place of rest, or a place where various events are held. This is a project of students who decorated the area with greenery and plants. Also, they demonstrated that with little of money you can create beautiful place. We sat down on a bench for a while and just thought about stuff.
To leave this green oasis we definitely didn’t want to. But our time was getting shorter. Our walk along the river bank concluded at another bridge across the Nitra River. Before crossing it, we took a look at Zobor peak with the transmitter bearing the same name that is actually the symbol of the city.
Vrch Zobor belongs to the Tribec. Its upper part holds the reservation of Zoborska Lesostep. There are rare thermophilic plants some of which are located only in the Slovakian Karst and territory near Hungary. The peak is also important for archeological reasons for there were excavated findings from the Prehistoric Era. The transmitter’s shape is of a pyramid which makes it kind of punch in the face in the landscape. It spreads TV and radio signal and until today there have been debates on its “beauty”. We have to admit we liked it and we couldn’t even imagine Nitra without it. Unfortunately, time was precious for us which didn’t allow it to see the transmitter. We headed towards the hotel instead. We checked out and moved to a station.
When we travelled to Nitra without great expectations. However, while walking down its streets and exploring local nature, and beautiful historical sights we were really impressed. Therefore, we truly recommend you to visit the city of Pribina.
GPS: 48°18'27.20"N 18°5'21.87"E
Text and photo: Oskar Mažgút
In the southwestern Slovakia lies the Nitra Region, whose natural border with Hungary is the Danube River. It is one of the warmest and at the same time one of the driest areas in Slovakia. It has an important place in history, because its metropolis, ancient Nitra, played an important role in shaping the Slovak nation, its culture and education.
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Today we visit city called the mother of all Slovakian cities- Nitra. We decided to spend some number of days in this city to learn about it as much as possible. It is spread over seven hills, and has magnificent nature, sights, and interesting history.
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Last week we took a stroll in pedestrian zone leading to Nitransky Castle. We stopped at many works of art that depicted fame from the times of Great Moravia. As for architectonic gems, we visited a synagogue, and today we continue in our journey.
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Last week we entered the castle complex together. We stopped on Pribina Square at Corgon’s statue many consider the symbol of the city. Who he was and how continued our trip around Nitra is about to be revealed on the following lines.
We entered the first courtyard if Nitra Castle while going across a stone bridge. The direction board led us to the road to its individual parts. We started our exploration on a path going to outlook territory where the Diocese Museum is located as well as a bishopric palace.
Upon conclusion to Nitra Castle tour we had a coffee and thus made impressions of beautiful trip last longer. When we finished drinking our drinks we followed the Royal Trail back to Nitra center, i.e. Lesser Town.
We woke up fresh and met with others in the hotel’s hall. We talked about the trip we had done yesterday when we saw sacral structures, and we planned the trip for the present day that would take us to the Nitra calvary.
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