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SK, Trnava - Little Rome

Published: 3.4.2014
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.

In the past ...
Trnava is an ancient city. It has rich history. First notes date back to the year 1211. Its location predestined it to flourish. Within 200 kilometers there are three large European cities - Bratislava, Wien and Budapest. It is interesting that a first city in Slovakia that received privileges of a free royal city. In the Middle Ages, it was even among the largest Gothic cities of Central Europe. Its Christian history started in the 16th century, when there was set archbishopric of Esztergom and a chapter. Since that time, Trnava became the center of religious, social and cultural life of the then Hungary.

It golden age was in the 17th and 18th centuries. It happened mostly thanks to Trnava University, where graduated many local and foreign personalities like builders, architects, painters, sculptors, whose works of art and craft are still visible. You can make yourself sure if you take a walk to the city center. Clergy left significant traces on city's appearance. "Renaissance" literally brought building boom to Trnava.

Today we regard it as sacred and secular architectural gems. Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism architecture is visible everywhere. The silhouette of Trnava got its beautiful tower relief which gave birth to its nickname Little Rome









In the present... 

Current Trnava is a regional, economic, cultural and political center of the Western Slovakia. It is the seat of many universities, social life and major multinational companies. During the year, the town lives on football, concerts and national festivals. Therefore you shouldn’t miss it.pompous churches in the historic center of the city. The churches are open to the public from May to September. Do not miss the Sunday walks in Little Rome.


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Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Oskár Mažgút, Dajama.sk

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