Horehronie

Horehronie or Upper Pohronie is a beautiful region that lies at the heart of Slovakia. Horehronie got its name thanks to the Hron River which flows through this area.  To Horehronie belongs the following towns and villages:  Banská Bystrica – the centre of Horehronie, Brezno , Bystra (Tale), Myto, Čierný Balog, Červená Skala, Donovaly, Heľpa, Brezno, Lopej, Krpáčovo, Nemecká, Podbrezová, Pohorelá, Pohorelská Maša, Polomka, Slovenská Ľupča, Staré Hory, Špania Dolina, Šumiac, Telgárt, Vaľkovňa, Závadka nad Hronom.  Horehronie is very popular among Slovaks and foreigners because of its beautiful nature and picturesque sceneries. There are several natural attractions there. The biggest … Continue reading Horehronie

Famous people

Jozef Murgaš Jozef Murgaš (1864 – 1929) – a Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter, and Roman Catholic priest. He contributed to wireless telegraphy and helped to develop mobile communication and wireless transmission of information and human voice. He studied theology in Bratislava and Banská Bystrica then he was accepted at a painting school in Budapest. He also studied painting in Munich while working as a curate. We can find his works in Lopej – a large sacral picture of St. George, the central altar painting of St. Elisabeth, in the 14th century Church of St. Elizabeth in the main square of Banská Bystrica. From 1896 he … Continue reading Famous people