Attraction highlighting: Roman – catholic church or St. Jána Krstiteľa
Rimavská Sobota -
an important town in the region with the
population of 25 309, it
covers the total area of 7 751 ha.
It is situated in
Slovenské Rudohorie area and surrounded by the protected area Cerová Vrchovina
and national part Muránska Planina as well as river Rimava.
The first writen reference comes from 1270 and the original name of this town
was „Rymua Zumbota". It became the town with its rights and rules in May
Places of Interest
Monuments and Relics:
Roman – catholic church or St. Jána Krstiteľa was built on the basis of
an old gothic building. Visitors of this church can admire the painting of
Vincenzo Fischer called „Sťatie sv. Jána Krstiteľa" („The Happiness of St. Jan Krstiteľ"). It is placed in the middle part of the
- Reform church, Evangelical church,
- Manor House, Grammar School, Town Hall,
- Gemersko-Malohontské Museum (there are some
rare archaeological excavations, for example the mummy of Egyptian woman from
the town called Abusír-el-Melek from 945-525 BC).
Mihály Tompa – poet, Štefan Ferenczy –
sculptor, Aladár Richter – botanist, Lujza Blahová – singer and actress
Gallery – it presents contemporary art
Observatory – one of the well known European observatories
There are quite a few folk, singing and theatre assemblies, singing quartet group etc.
are a few sport facilities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, ice-ring,
football stadium, cycling paths, foothpaths etc.
Holiday resort: Many
visitors have already enjoyed their stay in Kurinec – recreational area
offering swimming potential, hotel accomodation, camping site, water bicycles
and boats, minigolf and bowling.
Traditional food which is typical for this area is served in the local restaurants.
Home page of the town/village:
You are always welcome in Rimanska Sobota.