Town Myjava is the centre of a typical secluded place stretching out on the Myjavská
hilly country which forms border between Slovakia and Moravia. Myjava as village was
founded in 1586. Its first colonization formed inhabitants from southern parts of
Slovakia who were running away before the Turks and the following colonization the
so-called Valachian colonization wave formed inhabitants from the Trenčín and Orava
Daniel Karman helped to build the oldest and nowadays preserved building - a former
evangelical church from 1711. In the year 1785 was constructed a new evangelical church
and in the year 1856 was built a tower - the dominant of Myjava then and now. On
September 19, 1848 was declared on an public meeting and to people afirmed the Slovak
National Council as the representative of political and military power of Slovakia as
the first national authority in the Slovak history.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
Decline of handicrafts at the end of the 19th century connected with national and
economical oppression, was demonstrated by emmigration in the USA, partially in Canada
and Argentina. The Myjava's inhabitants settled down in big cities like New York,
Chicago, Clevelend, also in small towns on the eastern coast in the states New York
and Pennsylvania, also in North Dakota and Texas. But the biggest centre of emigrants
has become a small town Little Falls in the state New York.
A new chapter of history of Myjava was the launch of production of armatures in the
Tau company, later Slovenská armatúrka.
Myjava offers its citizens and visitors many sport experiences in many modern objects
built for summer and winter sports, also recreational-cultural rear which provides
Stará Myjava and a natural amphitheatre in Trnovce - a place of many important folk
feasts. Myjava and its surrounding region of lonely houses that is also an important
ethnographic locality with its own folk culture and folk traditions now presented by
folk groups Kopaničiar and Kýčer from Turá Lúka nowadays belonging to Myjava.
Folklore fiest in Myjava
For those who want to know this country presented in many works of writer Zuzka Zgurika
and painter tefan Bednár, the Myjava hilly country offers a lot of tourist pathes
leading to the White and Little Carpathians - to Javorina, Požana, Bradlo or to the old
Čachtický castle or to Branč and enriched with views
of picturesque forests, hills, valleys, lonely houses which form an inherent part of