Village Papín is situated in the Low Beskyds in a beatiful valley on both sides of the
Udava river 280-482m heigh above sea level.
Village Papín was founded about the year 1330. Name of the village is mentioned in
documents from the year 1451 for the first time, when the village belonged to the
Humenné county, since the 18th century had been owned by the Klobušiks and since the
19th century by the Očkajovecs.
Village belonged to Zemplín region administratively. In the village there was a monastery
and in the year 1850 still had been an administrative seat of district. Village is
situated in the middle of triangle of cities Humenné, Snina and Medzilaborce with
approximately equal distance.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
Baroque Church of Translation of Virgin Mary
To well-preserved cultural monuments of the village belongs the Baroque Church of
Translation of Virgin Mary built in 1756. When the Church was rebuilt in 1998 there was
constructed a mortuary in the area of the Church.
Nowadays 1100 inhabitants live in Papín (332 houses). It is a seat of registry office.
Only one bigger company - Podielnícke agrodružstvo oriented to production of ecological
There are a kindergarten, elementery school, post office, branch offices of the Slovak
Savings Bank, a private health centre and a private chemist.
Altar from Church of Translation of Virgin Mary
Very well developed are especially - business, freight transport, timber industry, fowl
breeding, mainly restaurant´s services.
Near the village is built a scrap heap for communal garbage.
You can taste of some local delicacies in a stylish restaurant, Market - Papín, of Marián
Surničin the owner.
In a beautiful environment of crystal clear water of the Udava river you can see trouts
and crayfish. In the terrier of Papín there are wild boars and deer. In a hunting
association you can hunt this deer. In the summer and autumn time you can go mushrooming.
Surroundings of the village there are coppices of beech, a suitable row material for
timber industry in which are many businessmen of the village interested.