The village of Kyjatice is small but historically important village situated in the
beautiful natural scenery. It takes only a few minutes to get to the village from
Rimavské Brezové (5 km from Kyjatice).
The first reference of Kyjatice dates from the 13th century.
In 1941, archaeologist Prof. Vojtech Budinský-Křička has started a crucial
archaeological research of this area and found 52 old burials dating from the Stone
Age. The research continued under the supervision of Dr. Václav Furmánek PhD. in 1974
and 1985. Both researchers found plenty of historical objects such as axes, pieces of
knife, bronze pieces etc. The research uncovered that people in the past were skillful
in agriculture and farming, they were making various useful bronze bits and pieces.
If someone from the settlement died, they cremated dead body and put ash into a small
hole in the ground. They covered the hole with stones which looked like stone box.
It represented the typical feature of their culture and habits.
culture of Kyjatice
The research was carried out in the settlement itself and some pieces of ceramics,
household utensils and fire places were found too. There was no written reference found
about that period of time. All findings and burials are unique and have never been
found anywhere else in the world. They are called examples of Kyjatická culture dating
from 11th -7th century B.C.
After the research was finished in 1985, the archeological monument was erected and can
be found about 400 meters north from village of Kyjatice.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
The village church was built in the gothic style and its interior is really beautiful.
Wall paintings with religious themes are dating from the late 14th century and 15th
century. All paintings were made locally and experts can see influence of Italian
painting school on those pictures. The altar and pulpit are also very unique.
The church was renovated and new benches were put inside. In 1994 all works in the
church were finished and local inhabitants and other people can enjoy services and
Church and its interier
The village has been the centre of toy production in the past. Toys, little cupboards,
chairs and stools were made of hard wood. This tradition has slowly died but some
examples of toys can be found in the local houses.
If you want to stay in the area of Kyjatice, a guest house in Teplý Vrch (nearby
village) is a good place to do so.
All visitors are welcome in our village!