Little town Mošovce lies in the skirts of Malá Fatra and at the ending
valley of Turiec.
The first notice about the place is from the king Ondrej III's donation
deed from the year 1233. At first, it started to develop as a royal
settlement with a free administration. From the 14th
century it was a privileged town subordinate to the royal castle Blatnica.
The village changed the proprietor for the Révay familiy, which suppressed the
rights of town for almost 400 years.
Mošovce was an important craft center of the Turiec region. The production of
craft workshops expanded, which proves the presence of 15 guilds. The longest
lasting one was the shoemakers' guild and the most famous was the furriers's
Places of Interest
Today's Mošovce could be described as a significant
recreation locality with plenty of noteworthy things. Among the architectural
monuments there is a rococo – classicistic manor house from the 2nd
half of the 18th century with a large
English park. Another interestingness is a memorial place of Ján
Kollár's birth house or a Neo-gothic church, which was built in the place
of the old church with a precious altar. More there is a Lutheran church
from the year 1784, a mausoleum with a museum of crafts and a garden pavilion from the year 1800 presently reconstructed.
There is also a sports and recreation facility Drienok
with pools warmed up by solar energy, accommodation in an apartment and
cottages, a high school with a large sports hall and accommodation,
bowling and a livery offering a possibility for horse riding. The
village Mošovce has exceptional surroundings. A complex of alleys and
verdure makes up a tasteful and impressive mosaic-like divided country
which is very sensitive continuation of the forest complexes Veľká Fatra
mountain range. These mountains belong to the most attractive in all Slovakia.
Limestone and dolomite rocks of fantastic shapes, unbelievable beauties of
Gaderská, Blatnická valleys attract natural beauty admirers from far
Spiritual culture and folklore traditions:
Many important personalities were born in Mošovce. The most famous are: a composer
Frico Kafenda (1883 – 1963), writer Anna Lacková Zora (1899 – 1988),
literary critic, historian and poet Štefan Krčméry (1892 – 1955).
The most important of them all is a great Slavic poet, philosopher and an
evangelical priest Ján Kollár (1793 – 1852). He gained immortality in two
national literatures at least by his poetic work – Slávy dcera. The work
influenced patriots of his time and the later generations of his followers. It
got into the Slavic and non – Slavic world in original and translations and
brought glory to its creator forever.
Contemporary literature and traditions are represented by a children folklore group of Mošovce named Drienok, a poet Jozef Tatár and the Mošovce
A tradition of typical fairs with the folk crafts was renewed five years
ago. In addition, there are a regional exhibition of small animals and
poultry, exhibition of fruit and vegetable. The fair has various shows and
competitions. It takes place regularly in Kollárovo námestie (square) and the
adjacent streets the first Saturday in October.
Other regular events are Volleyball Cup ( the last week of August),
Fatransko-strážovský cyklomaratón (the bicycle marathon taking place in the
region of Fatra and Strážovské vrchy), horse-race, dog yoke competition and
dance competition which take place irregularly.
Retailer's chain and service sector:
There are 3 grocery stores, butcher, drugstore, houseware shop, 2 shoe shops,
mercery shop, gas distribution center.
In addition there are hairdresser's, shoemaker's, tailor's, video tape rental, 3
carpentries, leather dyeing , distillery, 5 restaurants, 2 snack bars and a wine-room.
Recreation, leisure and tourism
Mošovce is center of recreation and tourism of Horný Turiec. There is a sports
and recreation complex built in the southeastern edge of the village, in the
street Na Drienkoch. Visitors can avail three swimming pools warmed by solar
heating system, tennis-court and a volley-ball field. Another option is to play
football in the football ground and sport archery behind the recreation complex.
There is also a training college with an international standard sports
hall, fitness center and a sauna. There is a possibility for bowling,
playing pool and darts.
The village serves well as a departure point of marked footpaths for
tourists to Drienok. There are available trips to the most beautiful valleys of
Veľká Fatra region, especially the Gaderská dolina and Blatnická dolina (the
valleys). In the opening of Gaderská dolina, there is a ruin of the castle
of Blatnica (Blatnický hrad). One can start climbing the mounts Ostrá and Tlstá
from the village. In the skirts of the mountains in the altitude of 800 m above
sea level, there is a cave called Mažarná with proved findings of
eneolithic man. There is an English park of 16,5 ha to the extension for the
purpose of pure relaxation for peace loving visitors.
Directions of companies (accomodation and facilities)
ŠRZ Drienok Mošovce ltd., Na Drienok 460, 038 21 Mošovce – tel.:
SOUPaR Mošovce, Na Drienok 456, 038 21 Mošovce – tel.: 043/4944230,
Kolkáreň Pod bránou (bowling), Krčméryho 317, 038 21 Mošovce – tel.:
Pohostinstvo U Standy (restaurant), Partizánska 484, 038 21 Mošovce
– tel.: 043/4944331
Klub priateľov koní DOMINIKA (horse riding), Mazan, 038 21 Mošovce –
Sports and tourism facilities
Tenisové kurty (tennis courts): 6 (ŠRZ Drienok) 1 covered
Horse riding: app. 20 horses (DOMINIKA)
Fishing: lake and stream
Ski lifts: the nearest is JASED, Čremošné (15 km), Martinské hole, Skalka
Hunting: 2 associations of hunters
Tourism: departure point to the mounts of Veľká Fatra
Spa: the spa of Trenčianske Teplice (7 km)
Swimming pools: 3 swimming pools with a water solar heating system (ŠRZ
Drienok), swimming bath
Bowling (Pod bránou), pool (restaurant “ U Standy”)
E-mail contact of the village:
Museums: Museum of the crafts, memorial room of Ján Kollár
Historical monuments: a Rococo- Classicistic manor house, an Art Noveau
greenhouse, mausoleum, 2 churches, birthplace of Ján Kollár.
Natural reserves: Natural preservation – Mošovské aleje (the alleys of Mošov),
Ponds: 9 ponds, 8 of them rear trouts.
Cave: Mažarná cave ( placed in the skirts of Tlstá mount, 800 m above sea