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SK, Trnava Region – Region of Winemaking, History, and Art I
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.
Let's start in the romantic valley of the Úterský brook, in the places where Hadovka flows into it. The valley itself, especially towards Konstantinovy lázně, is one of the favorite excursion destinations, but this time let's go against the Hadovka stream.
The stream did not get its name by chance, the deep rocky valley with the landscape really twists like a snake and thus offers beautiful scenery. In one place you will cross a stream through a simple footbridge of two tribes and directly above you rises the massive walls of the former Gutštejn family castle.
Climb a narrow path to one of the entrances and let yourself be transported to the Middle Ages, at least in your imagination. The ruins are dominated by a massive tower with rounded corners, on the walls of which several small pines are already growing and wild thrush.
The tower was previously directly connected to the northern palace, a piece of which you can see the remains of the southern palace. At your own risk, you can also look into the cellars under the south palace with the remains of a gallery leading further into the rocks, probably due to access to water.
From the castle, return to the nearby crossroads back along the creek. This time, however, turn to the yellow tourist sign, which will take you to a view over the valley. From here, you will probably appreciate the ruins as a romantic part of the local landscape.
Just a short distance away you will have a view of the valley of the Úterský brook and the church Šipín on the other side. The path will then take you directly to the church and the adjacent hunting lodge, parish and school. The whole area is also unique in that there are several Slavic burial grounds and a Slavic fortified settlement used to stand on the Šipín hill itself.
Around the wooden chapel of the Virgin Mary you will then return to the place where you started. Alternatively, you can go around Gutštejn to the nearby hunting lodge Daňkov. I definitely recommend combining the trip with a visit to the nearby Konstantinovy Lázně spa, Falštejn castle or the royal town of Stříbro.
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 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.
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.
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 Košolná lies on the right bank of the fertile floodplain of the Parná river, approximately 12 km northwest of the district town of Trnava. The cadastral area with an area of 959 hectares in the north borders Boleráz, in the east and south with Suchá nad Parnou and in the west with the cadastre of Dlhá and Dolní Orešany.
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.
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.
Less than 8 such from Trnava, in the central part of the Trnava Uplands, lies the village of Bohdanovce nad Trnavou. This medium-sized village is immediately adjacent to the villages of Šelpice and nearby to the villages of Boleráz, Dolná Krupá or Špačince.
After last week's visit to Bohdanoviec nad Trnavou, we will cross the bridge to the neighboring village of Šelpice. They are only 6 km northwest of the regional city of Trnava. They became famous mainly due to embroidery, viticulture and theater activities of local amateurs.
In the western part of the Danubian Lowland is the village of Vištuk, which borders the cadastre of Budmeríc, Modry, Šenkvíc, Báhoňa and the village of Jablonec. Vištuk used to belong to the Bratislava County and the Modra District, but since 1948 it has been included under the Pezinok District and the Bratislava Region.
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.
In the southwestern part of Slovakia, approximately 50 km from Bratislava, lies the town of Galanta. Although it is a small town in terms of its area, it offers visitors a lot of interesting things in terms of monuments and history.
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 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.
In the northern part of the Galanta district, on the left bank of the Váh River, lies the village of Šintava. Its immediate neighbour is the town of Sereď and the municipalities of Vinohrady nad Váh, Pusté sady, Pata, Šoporňa, Váhovce and Dolná Streda.
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.
Head to the 25 most beautiful castles in western Slovakia, their overview is brought to you by a new tourist guide from the family publishing house Dajama. The book Castles for Children is another engaging publication in the edition Trips with Children, which will introduce you not only to Slovak medieval gems.
Only recently have two new publications from the family publishing house Dajama seen the light of day, which deal not only with Slovak, but also with European and world records of the Tatras and Trnava.
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.
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 will take you to the district Dunajská Streda, more precisely to the village of Velky Meder in the southern part of the Rye Island. We will guide you through history, visit a few sights and of course do not miss perhaps the biggest attraction of the town - thermal water park.
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.
The antique town of Skalica hides many noticeable landmarks as well as one gastronomic specialty – a hollow cake called Skalicky trdelnik. In 2007, it received the European Union trademark as the first Slovak food product.
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.