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Devín CastleDevín Castle is a castle in Devín, which is a borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The site has been settled since the Neolithic Age and fortified since the Bronze and Iron Age and later by Celts and Romans. The cliff (elevation 212 meters) is an ideal place for a fort due to its position at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. The fort watches over an important trade route along the Danube as well as one branch of the Amber Road. The castle stands just inside Slovak territory on the frontier between Slovakia and Austria. The border runs from west to east along the Morava River and subsequently the Danube. Prior to 1989, the Iron Curtain between the Eastern Bloc and the West ran just in front of the castle. Although the castle was open to the public, the area surrounding it constituted a restricted military zone, and was heavily fortified with watchtowers and barbed wire. After the Velvet Revolution the area was demilitarised. The most photographed part of the castle is the tiny watchtower, known as the Maiden Tower. Separated from the main castle, it balances perilously on a lone rock and has spawned countless legends concerning imprisoned lovelorn daughters leaping to their deaths. Inside the castle is a sprawling landscape of walls, staircases, open courtyards and gardens in various states of disrepair. They are all, […]
The Šariš Gallery was founded in 1956 as the Regional Gallery in Prešov, it has been named since 1991. It belongs to the oldest regional galleries in Slovakia. The construction began in 1957. It was originally located in the building of the former Evangelical College (National Cultural Monument) in the northern part of the main square. In 1981, it acquired two monumentally-protected buildings, formerly Gothic houses with Renaissance and Baroque reconstructions in the municipal monument reserve, reconstructed for the needs of the gallery, and in the middle of the 8th years it acquired another building in the neighborhood (Hlavná 49) reconstruction to offer permanent expositions “Art of the region 15-20. century. ” His collection fund has built a gallery based on its own research and collection, especially purchases. At present, it owns over 4200 paintings, drawings, sculptures and graphics from the 15th – 20th centuries. It focuses mainly on northeastern Slovakia, but it searches, acquires and professionally processes works by artists from all of Eastern Slovakia, important representatives of modern Slovak fine arts and personalities associated with the region. From the collections of older art are remarkable collections of icons from the 16th – 18th centuries (the most precious is […]
Hlavná 51, 080 01 Prešov
The Cathedral of St Elisabeth is a Gothic cathedral in Košice. It is Slovakia’s largest church and one of the easternmost Gothic cathedrals in Europe. The record of the existence of Kassa, dating from 1230, is connected with the existence of the rectory church.
Hlavná 30/54, 040 01 Košice
Fierce fights for the strategic gap of the Váh and the mountain range Malá Fatra near Strečno in the north-west of Slovakia took place between the German army and the partisans of the Slovak National Uprising (SNP). A memorial was built on the hill Zvonica to commemorate the dead heroes.
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This sword is an interesting monument of Nitra and fascinates mainly tourists passing through the pedestrian zone. It is a symbol of many people’s legends and rumors about the city and its guardian Pribin. It is meant to symbolize peace and peace in the county. The sword was made as an enlarged copy of the historical artifact found in the 9th century tomb of the prince.
The wooden Greek Catholic church of the Protection of the Theotokos, 18. stor., NKP The wooden Greek Catholic Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Hunkovce is in the middle of the village on a tiny hill on the cemetery, surrounded by trees. Many unique wooden churches were created in the central and eastern part of the Carpathians, being specific example of the sacred art of the Eastern Christianity. These churches reflect on one hand the simplicity and the poverty of the people of the region, on the other hand they confirm the firm hope and the trust, that one puts into his God. According to recent researches, the church in Hunkovce dates back to the end of the 18th century. It is divided into traditional three parts. The first is the narthex, located under the main tower. Originally it was a place reserved for catechumens or penitents. Next part of the church is the nave that is attached to the narthex. It is the largest space of the whole church. Here the faithful gathers for services. It represents the Church in pilgrimage, Christians living here on this earth. The third and the most important part of […]
Gréckokatolícky farský úrad, Hunkovce 99, 090 03
The fountain is a rugged water reservoir with baroque elements and an interesting composition of five neo-classical stables. In the middle of the water surface on the stone tops, the character sculpture of Neptune, whose attitude resembles a pose characteristic of the Roman emperors. It complements five smaller statues with animal motifs. The first is a great fish that is wrapped around Neptune’s feet. In the direction of the world’s land on the four stone islands, they find a smaller sculpture in the east, a snake in the north, a turtle in the west, and a crocodile in the south. All of these freshwater animals are squirting water with mouth openings. The Neo-Classicist set-up was given in the early 19th century. to build a Jewish trader from Galicia. It was Marek Holländer who lived between 1760 and 1849. It was an expression of gratitude for the town council’s permission to settle and entertain in the city, because until the reforms of Joseph II which lasted from 1780 until 1790 they could not live in Prešov no Jew. The Neptune Fountain is one of the most beautiful art-historical monuments in the city. After reconstruction in the 90th Century, the fountain gained […]
The neologic synagogue was built between 1924 – 1925 according to the plans of the architect Leopold (Lipót) Baumhorn, who had designed and rebuilt 22 synagogues in the territory of the former Kingdom of Hungary. In his architectural designs he preferred pompous oriental principle. The synagogue was handed over to the Jewish Religious Community during the ceremony on 8th September 1925. It was among the largest synagogues in Slovakia having the capacity of 1,042 places. Until 1944 the synagogue had served for its original purpose – religious ceremonies of the Jewish community. Its dominating structure is a monumental dome. It was reconstructed from 1st June 2015 to 31st December 2015. The reconstruction focused on construction and handicraft works. The synagogue has become a multicultural space after the reconstruction. It is a national cultural monument and is included in the Slovak Jewish Heritage Route.
Adyho 69/7, 984 01 Lučenec
The Town Information Centre is a member of the Association of Information Centres of Slovakia, which provides detailed information not only for the inhabitants of Lučenec, but also for Slovak and foreign visitors. It provides paid and free services: Spatial information system – complete information about Lučenec and its surrounding / services provided by entrepreneurs, accommodation and catering facilities, transport etc./ Up-to-date information about important events and attractions in Lučenec and Slovakia / cultural and sports events etc./ Information on cultural monuments and natural attractions Advice for students of tourism Surveys and analyses in the field of tourism Participation in tourism exhibitions Tips for trips and walks sales of promotional material / postcards, maps, tourist guides, books, brochures/ sales of souvenirs pre-sales of tickets to cultural and sporting events fax and copying services Internet access
Ul. Dr. Herza 1, 984 01 Lučenec
The ruins of Čabraď Castle are located in the middle of nature, undisturbed by a modern civilization, in the heart of a natural reservation in the cadastral area of Čabradský Vrbovok in Krupinský district in the Middle Slovakia. The beginnings of the castle are not known precisely because of insufficient and unclear sources, but it can be assumed that it originated in the 13th century, but more likely during the 14th century. The end of the castle can be considered year 1812 when its owner František Kohári ordered to burn it. The non-profit Rondel civic association is currently working on ruins, which is responsible for its preservation. Castle ruins are freely accessible all year round. http://www.rondel.sk/hrad/ako-sa-dostat-na-hrad/
Čabradský Vrbovok 110
Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce (MMUAW) was founded in the year 1991 as the first one in the world dedicated to the personality of the King of pop-art. Today, the Museum is a specific trans-regional institution of the museum-gallery type, dealing mainly with current tendencies in contemporary art and especially the life and work of Andy Warhol. Conceptually, it maps, presents, and professionally showcases not just the life and works of Andy Warhol, but also current trends in visual arts and culture, the influence of the ethnic origin of the artist on his work, the influence of pop-art on current art, and the related topics. This Museum is defined as the largest central collection of paintings and artifacts of Andy Warhol in Slovakia, it is an authority among museums, which meets the expectations of both professionals and general public for its unique position in the international area. The Museum has been in the founder´s competence of the Prešov Self-governing Region as of the 1st April 2002. Exhibitions: Permanent exhibition on the origins of Andy Warhol This is a conceptually unique exhibition in Europe. It consists of valuable authentic materials, artifacts from the life of Andy Warhol or […]
Andyho Warhola 748/36, 068 01 Medzilaborce