On both banks of the Váh river, enclosed by the White Carpathians, the Javorníky and the
Strážovské hills, is situated Púchov with almost 20 000 inhabitants.
The first written mention is in a pergamen of the Hungarian king Béla IV. from the year
1243. Archeological finds of the Baron Hoenning from the 19th century became the base of
culture of Púchov which were located in the surroundings of Púchovská rock.
To traditional handicrafts, thanks to its development our town was growing, belonged
clothing, pottery and printing press. In present-day the most important historical
monuments are three churches and the Župný house - now a seat of the Museum of Púchov
which was built by Imrich Marcibányi.
Púchov is a city of theatre, folklore and sport. Sports area of superior equipment
provides training opportunities not only for domestic football and volleyball players who
play the top Slovak competitions. This area is a scene of an international fair of gum
and chemistry - Interguma organised each two years.
To the Púchov´s colouring belongs a June show of regional customs "Folklórny Púchov" in an
amphitheatre in Lachovec. The renewed Square of Freedom is a place of the Púchov´s market
on the third Saturday in September. Thanks to this many handicrafts of our old fathers
and mothers are flourishing. The biggest companies in our town are Matador and Makyta.
In the year 1996 town obtained two additional attributes - district and academical.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
For visiters of Púchov there are these hotels and boarding-houses:
- the Hotel Wili, 1 May Street, is located in the centre of
Púchov at the complex sports area. This hotel has 20 rooms above the average with a
trundle bed suitable for sports groups, also 7 rooms for not mobile visitors. There are a
fitness centre and a rehabilitation centre with sauna, a solarium, Scotch fixes and
professional massage services. Catering - a restaurant with international kitchen, a
lobby bar, a night club, the Púchov´s shed, a saloon and a summer terrace.
- Matador Business Centre - not only for managers of the
Company and their business partners, but for businessmen from the surrounding region and
for their guests.
Matador Business Centre is situated on Streženická Street and provides these
services: accomodation, catering, council halls, rooms for administrative activity of
entrepeneurs, autosaloon, sample shop of tyres and auto complements, pneuservice.
- "Športklub" - a sports area of ŠK Matador. It is a sports
boarding-house with 40 places, catering. Near by this there are two sports halls, a
football and winter stadiums, a roofed and open swimming pools, tennis courts.
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