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Beauties of Our Homeland: Skalka by Trenčín Issue number
521
Date of issue
13.07.2012
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0.40 €
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This pilgrimage site was founded on the rock on the right bank of the Váh river. It is situated north east of Trenčín. According to  Maurus’ legend, St. Svorad-Andrew and afterwards his student and follower St. Benedict worked here and St. Benedict also died here by martyr’s death. The regional cult of these hermits was officially declared in 1083 when Ss. Svorad and Benedict were canonized as one of the first Hungarian saints (17th July). At the end of the 12th century there was a church built in the Romanesque style consecrated to St. Benedict and All Saints on Veľká Skalka...

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