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SK, Trnava Region – The Region of Winemaking, Hisotry, and Art III
Last week we learned about the Trnava region from a height, we invited you to nature and visited a medieval ruin. Today we are going for a walk through exceptional cities.
On the Road
Today we will begin in Holíč, more precisely behind the Municipal Museum in the historical center. There is a unique evidence of the existence of a prehistoric roundel with a diameter of 60 meters in Slovakia, known as Holíčské megality. The whole set of found megaliths consists of 22 preserved cult stones, which are divided into male and female. The largest of them reaches a height of 6.8 meters. Mythological figures are carved into the stones, eg hammers - the symbolism of the god of thunder, hooks, a wheel.
A few kilometers away is another landmark, the Church of St. Margaret of Antioch. This originally Romanesque building, later gothic, is located near the village of Kopčany. It is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Záhoří and its origin has not yet been examined in detail, but we believe that it is the only preserved monument from the times of Great Moravia. The oldest written mention dates from 1554. However, its single-nave architecture dates back to the 8th to 11th centuries.
Another interesting tip for a trip is the town of Gbely located in the westernmost part of Slovakia, on the border with the Czech Republic. The first written mention dates back to 1392. Since the Middle Ages, the village was known for the occurrence of mineral springs, but also for organizing annual fairs. In 1913, oil began to be extracted in Gbely, which influenced the rapid construction of the railway that connected Gbely with the towns of Kúty and Holíč. The history of oil production is documented in the local oil museum. In addition to learning about history, visitors to the city can also relax in the adjacent recreational area Adamov.
The local Oil Museum and Open-Air Museum offer a walk through three thematic sections. They focus on the history of the city, the discovery of oil by Jan Medlen and the activities of the Nafta Gbely company. In addition to the documents, visitors can also see the tools needed for oil extraction or a model of the drilling rig. The adjacent park exhibits examples of drilling equipment and period architecture.
You should not miss the town of Skalica, which hides many remarkable monuments, but also one famous gastronomic specialty - Skalický trdelník, which in 2007 was the first Slovak food product to receive the trademark of the European Union. While wandering around the city, you will certainly come across many beautiful nooks and crannies, such as the Romanesque rotunda of St. George, the Gothic church of St. Michael from the 14th century or the chapel of St. Anny from the 15th century. The decoration of the square is a beautiful Art Nouveau cultural house from 1905. We also recommend stopping in one of the surrounding wine cellars and taste the pride of Skalický winemakers - red wine Skalický rubín.
GPS: 48°48'33.1"N 17°09'40.9"E (Holíč)
Photos: Infoglobe, Wikipedia.org: Jozef Petrík, Ľuboš Repta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Enchanting town of Skalica lies on southwestern corner of Slovakia. The Town is known for its historical sights, tradition of vinery and its local specialty – Skalický trdelník (a type of sweet snack made from meal). Except for these attractions and beauties of nature of near Chvojnická Hilly Area, the locality can offer visitors also an unusual tourist attraction – the Baťa Canal.
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.
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