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The Major Vineyard of the Region

Vinohradsnicka_velmoc_01.jpgWhen roaming the region you can’t pass up a visit to the picturesque village of Radošina, known in particular for its good wine, which was even one of the favourite beverages in the English court. Of course, the world-renown Radošinské naivné divadlo (The Radošina Naive Theatre), which has conquered the theatrical stage of the Slovak Republic with its original humour, also belongs to this colourful village in the foothills of the Považský Inovec.

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On top of a little hill in the centre of the village is an imposing two-storey, four-winged Renaissance manor house with an enclosed courtyard from the second half of the 16th century which reigns over its surroundings. This majestically impressive architectural jewel, which in the past served as the summer seat of Nitra bishops, has since 1993 been the seat of the Community of the Queen of Peace, which here organised a home for social services providing help to men with health disabilities. Not far from the manor house the impressive 18th century rectory building with the coat-of-arms of the Nitran Bishop Anton Révai draws the attention of the curious passers-by, as does the church of the Most Holy Trinity, the interior of which houses an impressive altar from the start of the 18th century and a Classicist marble baptistery in the shape of a goblet with a statue of St. John the Baptist from the early 19th century. The church is located in the pleasant surroundings of a park with a Lourdes cave and a Chapel of the Sacred Cross, which seems to be made as a place of rest. Sit here in the pleasant shade of the trees and let yourself be carried away by the quiet and peaceful atmosphere.

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