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Skalica Tour - The Town And Traditional Cakery

Skalica Tour  - The Town And Traditional Cakery Packages
Country: Slovakia
City: Skalica
Duration: 5 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Skalica is the most unjustly overlooked city in Slovakia.The Town is situated on the foot of the White Carpations near the Morava river, 90 km from the capital Bratislava. Since the year 1996 has been the district town and is considered as natural centre of the Northern Záhorie. The first written mentions of Skalica originate from the years 1217 and 1256. In the documents of that time Skalica is mentioned under the name “Zakolcha”. The Hungarian king Ludovit Ist. awared Skalica privileges of a Free Royal Town on 6.10.1372. Skalica, a historical town, that is wintessed by many cultural monuments. Its spiritual life was influanced by several religions orders. Among the towns valuable landmarks are the Rotunda of St. George, the Franciscan Monastery – producer of the Skalický trdelník /a special rolled pastry/, St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church, Brothers of Mercy Church and Monastery, the Cultural house – art nouveau building, the St. F. Xavier Jesuits Church and crypt. You will find even an ice-cellar room in this pearl of the Záhorie region.

Part of Sightseeing is also presentation of production traditional cake Trdelník.

"Trdelník", a traditional cake from Skalica

When people hear Skalica many of them remember wine and one special word which can't be found in the Slovak Language Dictionary but it is well-known anyway - Skalica “trdelník“. Those who don't know what it is can learn something about it right now. It's a special cake made of dough and walnuts. Its production has a long tradition here. Earl József Gvadányi, a Hungarian general in retirement who was also a poet and philosopher, settled down in Skalica at the end of the 18th century. Later he employed a cook from Transylvania and he brought a recipe for “trdelník“.

The civil association “Skalický trdelník“ was founded at the end of 2004 and its goal is keeping the tradition of the original open fire “trdelník“ production. During the demanding reconstruction of the historical complex of Franciscan buildings, the so-called “Black Kitchen“ was open in one of the rooms of this monastery. You can see and of course try there how “trdelník“ is originally made.

Price Includes:

English speaking guide

Transfers

Entry fees

Trdelník presentation and your own production

Price does not include.

Personal expences

Lunch

Tips

Minimum person of group is 6 people.

The Sightseeing of Skalica we can organize also from the Bratislava and other cities. Also for different numbers of the groups. Prices might be different. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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