Get to know the sacral monuments of five villages in the Trnava region

Dominika Šimončičová

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Do you want to go on a short trip or a weekend with your family? We will take you through five villages in the Trnava region.

We will start our journey through the village of Pavlice . The village of Pavlice had several names in the past, but since 1948 it has been given a final name, which it still uses today, namely Pavlice. The best way to get to Pavlice is by car, because if you would like to see all the sacral monuments, it is the best way to move from village to village. If we get to the village of Pavlice, we could start with the Main Street, where you will see various sacral sculptures and they are made of stone. Statue of St. Vendelín , it is a baroque-classical statue and St. Vendelín was the patron saint of cattle breeders and shepherds. it is historically the most valuable sculpture. We can find it behind the "humns", but unfortunately without its original pedestal. Statue of St. Florian , martyr and patron saint of firefighters, St. John of Nepomuk, also a statue of a martyr and holding a cross , St. Joseph , a figure of a saint with an attribute, lily , holding Jesus, the Virgin Mary , a statue of a saint on a pedestal and finally the Holy Trinity on a pedestal in the shape of a column with acanthus decoration.At the end of the Main Street we will see a cross with the crucified Christ and the weeping figure of the Virgin Mary.

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Church of St. Bishop Nicholas is a Renaissance-Baroque church from 1643. However, the original building was older. This is also confirmed on the right edge by an incomplete Latin inscription, which was secondarily placed above the entrance to the church.

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From the village of Pavlice we head to Slovenská Nová Ves , these two villages are 5.8 km apart, about 6 minutes with ideal traffic. It is a village with only 500 inhabitants and is inhabited by residents of Italian and French nationality. The dominant feature of this village is the Roman Catholic church , dating from the 18th century, belongs to St. Joseph.   A single-nave longitudinal space with an oval closure of the presbytery, vaulted with Prussian vaults with inter-vaulted strips. The facades of the church are divided by lysines. The built-in tower with a brick pyramidal roof is inserted into the main gable volute facade. The extension of this church was made of charity.

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Slovenská Nová Ves, being such a small village, also has its own cultural house. It hosts various social and cultural activities, such as Mother's Day, Children's Day, Senior Month Day, balls, hunting events, Christmas gatherings, St. Nicholas for children, cabbage gatherings, a popular outdoor summer event combined with grilling and good music. With a subsidy from the Our Countryside program, they built a playground .

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The inhabitants of Slovenská Nová Ves can look forward to a monograph next year. Yes, this village has also decided to write its history and present in order to remain as a reminder of how contemporaries lived - the ancestors of generations that will come after them.

Next we move to the village Cífer . The two villages are only 5.3 km apart, so the transfer will only take about 5-6 minutes by car. It is a picturesque village that hides various rich archeological finds, cultural events and monuments. The local part of Pác and Jarná also belongs to the village. We can start the route by visiting the Cífer parish, where the Memorial Room of the Sacred Embroidery of Mária Hollósa has been open since 2017 . You will see rare sacral embroidery from the end of the 19th century and the first quarter of the 20th century. Mária Hollósy, was a skilled woman who ran an embroidery school. If you would like to visit the memorial room, you must make an appointment in advance by telephone appointment at the Roman Catholic Parish in Cífer.
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How about a walk along the Korza in Cífer? We will start our walk from the bridge on which the statue of St. Ján Nepomucký. On your left you will see a municipal building, also called a SHEPHERD. There used to be poor people in it. Originally it was a stable for bulls and a station for horses on the Bratislava-Trnava horse railway line. Again on the right hand you will see a meadow that serves as a ford for horses returning from the field. When you get to the end, there was a municipal slaughterhouse in front of the railway line, but today it is a functioning municipal brickyard. To the right the road continued to the Upper End and again to the left to "Little Prague". If we continue along the promenade, we will reach the intersection of Masárská and Hornokončianská streets. Here in the open there was a well where people went to pump water.   Pekár Butchery was located on the corner of Masárská Street . In the place of the current Municipal Office, Potraviny Schwarz was also with a petrol station, next to them another Potraviny Karol Hradský. Robert Géry Bakery also followed with a shop. Three houses further was the Butcher Šuber. The last building you will see on this page is the Small Mansion. On the other side of the road, in the place of the current CBA, stood a burgher's house. . In the neighborhood, the Cifercians built the Orlovna building on their own. It was located in its premises and the bowling alley was also widely used by men. There was a Municipal Granary on the site of the confectionery . Next to it, in the place of the current florist, was the General "Šupáreň" - a prison cell. If we continue to the lower end you will see the church of St. Michael the Archangel.

At the place where the church of St. Michal Archangel , is the third church. There is no information about the origin of the church. Since it existed in the second half of the 13th century, as did the churches in the surrounding villages, we can assume that it was built in the Romanesque style. After the destruction of the church by fire in 1638, it was built in its place in the years 1639-1642. In 1934, it was considered to preserve this architectural monument and a new site was sought for the construction of a new church. Construction began in May 1934 and the consecration of the church took place on June 23, 1935, exactly on the 293rd anniversary of the consecration of the old church (1642) . During the foundation of the walls under the stairs to the choir, they discovered a mass grave in the church with skeletons cast in lime from a period of a cholera epidemic . From the old church, a renovated facility was installed in the new one - three altars, a pulpit, a baptistery, five statues and 14 paintings of the Stations of the Cross, which are quality art and carving work. From the original windows, two windows were used behind the altar, three behind the organ and two in the gables of the transept. Near this church is the local poorhouse and building of the Roman Catholic Folk School and the local parish. And this is where our walk ends.

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An interesting neo-Gothic chapel from the 19th century with a hexagonal floor plan stands in the local cemetery. Its doors and four windows are finished with Gothic arches. The gable above the front door is lined with a stone profile trim. Upstairs is a stone cross. There is a Gothic niche in the gable.

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We can move to the local part of Cífera-Pác. The largest monument in this village is the Church of Peter and Paul . A tower has been added to the church and archaeological excavations have also taken place there. The surroundings of the church are a well-preserved Renaissance wall and a round turret. To the right in front of the entrance gate to the complex you will see a stone cross with the crucified Jesus Christ. If you are interested, feel free to come and see the church, there are regular services.
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In the Jarná part, if you love a walk and a stay in the fresh air, go for an easy walk with children, or just in pairs and relax in a beautiful environment along the Girda stream . In Jarná you can see the Church of St. Prokop . The interior of the church is in the Baroque style. The main altar has a painting of St. Procopius the abbot in the middle of the column architecture and on the sides are statues of St. Imrich and St. Casimir . There are two more side altars in the church, which are similar to the main one. You will see the relief of St. Anny, St. Elizabeth, St. Catherine. On the second is the image of the Virgin Mary and the statue of St. Stephen the King and St. Imrich.

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When we have already seen these sacral monuments in Pavlice and Nová Slovenská Ves, in Cífer and its local parts Pác and Jarná, then it is good to visit one of the local restaurants Karlov dvor , where there is also the possibility of accommodation. Thanks to this restaurant, your taste buds will come to their senses. Have lunch in a beautiful setting. The staff at this restaurant are friendly and can explain exactly what they have to offer, which is a big plus. We really recommend it if you are interested in tasting something new and unconventional.

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I hope that you still rule after lunch, which you spent in Charles Court, because Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou is still waiting for us, which are 7.7 km away from Cífer, we will travel only a little more than to the previous villages. Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou, they are located about 5 km from Trnava and there we could also look at the church of St. Martin , which stands in the middle of the village in the cemetery and is freely accessible to everyone.   The reconstruction of the entire interior took place in this church. During the reconstruction, research was also carried out on the finds in the walls of the sanctuary, as well as part of the original ceiling painting. There is also a crypt under the church and there are a number of old graves right next to the foundations. He was consecrated by St. Martin and contains his life-size statue and is located in his main altar. The left altar is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and the right altar to the Divine Heart of Jesus.


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What would it look like if we didn't mention the brewery located here. Karpat Brewery produces traditional beers according to a proven recipe with an unchangeable specific character and rich taste. It was founded in 2015 and is one of the largest craft bowers in Slovakia. It also offers 17-degree KARPAT WEIZEN beer , which won first place in 2016. It is a semi-dark fermented wheat beer.
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In Hrnčiarovce nad Parnou, there is also a historic house with paintings . It was built in 1928. In the entrance hall there is a painting of Jesus. Currently, the inhabitants live in it, it is a family house.
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And as the last village here we have Voderady. There are monuments such as the manor house, the Templar gate and the church of St. Andrew. There is also a legend about the village and it is said that in ancient times the monks came to the place where Voderady is now. There was no water anywhere, and after a long search, they finally managed to discover a spring in the territory of Malý Mačkáver, and out of gratitude they built a chapel and wrote " SME-VODE-RADI" on it.

We will say something about the church of St. Andrew. It is a parish Baroque church and its single-nave building, forms a polygonal closure of the presbytery and is vaulted with a barrel vault with ridges and a lunette. It consists of a three-storey church tower, which has a double roof and a stone entrance portal. The tower had three bells in the past, but only one remained. The facade of the church consists of a memorial plaque of Tomáš Baranyay with a coat of arms and an inscription, and above the plaque is a statuette of the Virgin Mary with Jesus. From the outside of the church you will see the entrance to the crypts, in which members of the Zichy family are buried. Of the original interior, only the Baroque pulpit, Calvary and wooden benches have been preserved. Above the altar you will see a picture of St. Ondrej . To the right of the church is a monument in memory of fallen soldiers in Voderady in World War I. On the left are carved the names of fallen bachelors and on the other side of the fallen men. Behind the church is a small but nicely landscaped park and on the left behind the church is the cave of the Virgin of Lourdes.

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We will move to the Voderanský manor house and this manor house is the oldest monument in the village. Unfortunately, he doesn't know when they built it. He is best known for his collection of art and historical objects from around the world and his collection of rare books. Many saved monuments are located in the Trnava Museum, in the Museum on the Red Stone and in the Historical Museum in Bratislava. You can rent the mansion for weddings, family celebrations, corporate events, art photography, exhibitions, theater and music performances. The interior of the building is interesting in that its dominant feature is a one-armed staircase and a ceremonial hall on the first floor of which the machine is decorated with stucco ornaments. There is even a legend that in the past the manor belonged to the Templars and there should be a castle. It is currently under renovation, but there should be an educational trail, rest areas for children and adults, romantic flower nooks and many other surprises. So we have something to look forward to in the future, but it is already quite nicely renovated, so if you have a holiday, a wedding, you can rent its premises.
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After this round trip we can stop at Pizzeria La Moto . If you love Italian cuisine, you don't have to go far, but you will love it right in Voderady. It is connected to the Japan Moto store. The Italian-style restaurant serves almost 30 types of pizza and a variety of pasta salads and desserts. Depending on how long you visit it, they have an offer. For example, in winter you will enjoy hot alcoholic and soft drinks. And again in the summer you will enjoy the draft beer Litovel Maestro , which has a unique excellent taste and foam with an avalanche effect. Italian coffee La Messicana. You will feel pleasant as if you were in Italy and all you have to do is go to Voderad.
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Voderady is also known for the production of healthy natural products. Production of natural fruit juice by a natural pressing process, stabilized by pasteurization, without the addition of any chemical preservatives and the production of syrup. Natural, domestic products directly from a Slovak farmer. Health from the orchard. Fruit juices and syrups are made with maximum effort to preserve healthy substances. They do not add any dyes or preservatives. Apple juice does not contain added sugar . They call it Šavička .

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And this is where our journey ends. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did and that you learned a lot about sacred monuments and perhaps you ate well.
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Reported by: Dominika Šimončičová
Updated on: 8.6.2020
Source: GoSlovakia



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