Beňadik village lies between southern parts of mountain area Pohronský Inovec
and Štiavnické vrchy and river Hron. It is one of the historical crossroads
connecting Pohronie with Ponitrie, the southern region with western area. It is
rich in high-quality soil, wineyards and rare metal materials. Its geographical
position was very important in the past.
The first writen reference comes from 1075 when the main church was built by
King Gejza I. He also donated large quantity of fertile land, wineqards,
meadows, rivers and ponds to this area. There is a proof that the first
inhabitans of this area lived there in antiguity. Lots of stone tools and
primitive ceramics were found there too. There is an important archaeological riches.
Places of Interest
Benediktínsky monastery and church – it is
one of the most interesting architectural relics in Slovakia. It has got a
significant cultural and historical value as well as rich history. In 1970 it
became the national cultural relic.
It consists of impressive gothic building and other grand houses. It was
built in a number of stages. The organ in the church comes from 1714 and is one
of the most valuable organs in Slovakia. The monastery complex was repaired and
reconstructed in the late 19th
century which has contributed to its beauty and historical value. For that
reason it is usually called „The Pearl of Pohronie region“.
In September 16th
2000 we all will be celebrating 925th
anniversary of its first writen reference. In 1713, a small chapel was built
there to remind people time of plague illness. Since 1912 the regular
pilgrimages are organised here.