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Marianka, the Slovak oldest pilgrimage town

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Marianka is the oldest pilgrimage place in Slovakia. It is a part of the international Marian route Mariazell-Czenstochowa and is situated at the foot of Malé Karpaty mountain range.

Marianka is the oldest pilgrimage place in Slovakia. It is a part of the international Marian route Mariazell-Czenstochowa and is situated at the foot of Malé Karpaty mountain range. There are 15 immovable national cultural sights in the area. The foundation stone of the Pilgrimage Church of the Virgin Mary was laid by a Hungarian king Louise I the Great from Anjou. It was built in gothic style and was promoted to "Basilica Minor" in 2011. Most architectural sights in the Marian valley come from baroque period. The Lourdes cave and the Stations of the Cross were built in the 20th century. The pilgrimage place is managed by the Congregation of Consolation Friars who renovated the church and the former Paulinian monastery from the 16th century which is used as a pilgrimage and exercise home. Marianka is also an important destination for tourists and cyclists. The surrounding landscape offers many attractions for nature and cultural sights lovers. Red and blue hiking trails meet in the town and can take you on many interesting hikes. There are three marked cycle routes going through Marianka and leading to interesting places in Záhorie and Malé Karpaty.

Contacts
Školská 32
900 33 Marianka
Slovak Republic
Phone: +421 2 65936694, +421 902 905764
E-mail: obec@marianka.sk
Web: www.marianka.sk

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