Nowadays there live 986 inhabitants. The first written mention about village is from the
Village Čataj is a member of the Little Carpathians Association of Towns and Villages in
the frame of a so-called wine road.
Čataj is famous for large archeological localities from the Neolithic Period, from the
Bronze Age, from the New Iron Age = Period of La Tene (La Tene - town in Switzerland),
from the migration of nations and from periods of Slaw - Avars and of Great Morava.
Important monuments of material culture from these periods will be presented in the
Čataj´s room to be now preparing.
famous Čataj´s embroidered blouses and table-clothes
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
After World War I. in the year 1919, a French military mission with a commander - General
Mittelhauser visited Čataj.
3 September 1991 Conseil Permanent Union Internationale des Scienes Préhistoriques et
Protohistoriques UNESCO was sitting here. 5 September 1991 Čataj was visited by
participant of the XII. CongressUISPP from 63 states of the world directed by General
Secretary of UISPP Prof. Dr. Jacques Nenguin.
In Čataj was born and has been living here a very important scientist of world name,
archeologist and historician, a long-time General Secretary of Union International
de Archeologie Slave (UIAS) and President of UISPP Univ. Prof. PhDr. Bohuslav
Chropovský, DrSc., member - academician of SAV and the former ČSAV, member of
several foreign scientific institutions.
late barrock roman-catholic church of St.Margith
All over the world are very famous Čataj´s embroidered blouses and table-clothes, one of
them on the table of the Pope Johannes Paulus II.
Čataj´s embroiderers meet for their common embroiderying every Tuesday in the Cultural
There are two musical subjects - brass-band "Čatajanka" and folk-band "Farkašovci". Both
play abroad, too. Folk-group "Tulipán" is also successful.
Very typical and rich in manycoloured and complex and silver embroidery is an unique and
beautiful woman garb in this region, which is to be seen only by previous announcement,
later in the prepared Čataj´s room. It is a very interesting and extraordinarily
expressive attraction that you can not see elsewhere. It is used by a local folk-group
at its perfomances.
A hunter association does training and competitive shooting regularly. The Municipal
Office arranges a meeting with citizens on the New Year´s Eve where are invited all
persons interested from Slovakia and from foreign countries, too.
By academician Bohuslav Chropovský and Ing. František Bacigál.