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Očkov

Lokation
 Attraction highlighting: tumulus

The village is situated 14 km to the south-west from Nové Mesto nad Váhom. There have been some archaeological discoveries revealed. The first written notice is from 1321 under name Wchkou. It belonged to Ocskays family and in the 18th century to the Čachtice castle territory. It was destroyed by the imperial army in 1709. The citizens made their living mostly by farming and wine-growing. At present, registered area of the village is 494 ha, and 452 inhabitants live there.


Chapel
St.Cyril and Metod chapel


The St. Cyril & Metod chapel in the middle of the village with neoclassicistic facades was built in 1860-1881. The curia is baroque from 1770, reconstructed and extended in 1830. The baroque Mariánsky stĺp pole was built in 1749 with Madonna statue in the high pole. There are also remains of a country-house.


Points of interest, remarkables and rarities


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There is a significant archaeological locality nearby the village. It is a settlement from the Elder Bronze Ages, a tumulus (stone construction with diameter of 25 m and 8 m deep room) from the Younger Bronze Ages. Approximately 250 graves and the unique alabaster urn have been discovered there. The museum exposition is arranged within the locality. Also so called "Bloody Pub" is supposed to be situated within the register area of the village. According to stories, rich travellers used to be killed in the Bloody Pub.

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