is the town where the first Slovak Grammar School was established.
The first writen reference comes from 1357.
It became town in 1557. Its development was characterized by expansion of
crafts, trading activities as well as production and processing of iron. In 1556
there were 8 iron plants.
In 1808, the Muranská Union was established there as the first public limited
company connected to the iron industry in this region. In late 19th
century, Revúca became one of the most important national and cultural centres
In September 16th
1862, the first Slovak Grammar School was established in Revúca. All subjects
and exams were taken in Slovak language.
Zbor profesorov z roku 1868
Places of Interest
this Grammar School was closed and in 1991 it became the national cultural
relic and the public can see very interesting exhibition in this original
building. Since 1945, the town has grown rapidly thanks to its industrial
Prvé slovenské gymnázium - novšia budova
View part of Pod Kohútom
It has became an important summer/winter
recreational area known for walking, hiking and other leisure activities.
Visitors can admire Muránsky castle which as a castle is situated on the
highers point in Central Europe. It is a favourite tourist destination offering
good services such as accomodation, food services, swimming pools, saunas,
tennis and volleyball courts, skiing centres and winter ice-stadium
. There is a unique cave – Ochtinská argonitová cave/a>
surrounding of Revúca we can find three national cultural relics: Roman –
catholic church in Chyžná from 13th
century, Roman – catholic church in Rákoš from 13th
century and Roman – catholic church also from 13th
The countryside is rich in a lovely fauna, there is a huge variety of animals such as bears, wolfs and fish. There are a few fishing ponds in Muránska Lehota, Revúcka Lehota and Gemerské Teplice.
In case of your visit to Revúca,
these telephone numbers may be helpful for you:
Tourist Information Centre: 00421-58-4422159
Hotel Pyramída: 00421-58-4421122
Muráň – Bed and Breakfast:
Predná Hora – recreational
The First Slovak Grammar School: