The city Vranov nad Topľou is district capital seat.
It is located in the northwestern spur of Východoslovenská lowland, under
eastern slopes of Slanské vrchy, in the area of upper Zemplín. It is spread in
the valley of rivers Topľa and Ondava in an area of 31,10km, 22 970 habitants are registered in the city.
The city had developed from an original Slavic
settlement. Medieval settlement Vranov was a part of castle estate Čičva,
which became a property of a noble Rainold from Rozhanovce. The first
written notice about Vranov is indirectly related in this year. From the 15th
century Vranov developed as a small city. It obtained various privileges,
it made up writings with seal of
the city. It has been using the present coat of arms since 1622.
Places of Interest
The most precious monument is a late
gothic Roman-Catholic church of Birth of the Virgin Mary estabilished as a Franciscan
at the end of the 15th century. It was reconstructed in baroque style
during 1735-45 after being burnt. Its interior decorated with precious ceiling
paintings and carving works has an important value.
Vranov nad Topľou has an advantageous location
for trips to near tourist towns in the district. The main target of tourism and
recreation – water dam Domaša is located only 20 km far from the town. The
crystal water and beautiful landscapes form outstanding conditions for active
recreation with a possibility of going in for water sports equally for
native and foreign visitors. Attractive options for active recreation is
presented by the Slanské vrchy (mountains), which hide a number of natural
and technical concerns of interest. Visitors interested in sports can take
advantage of plenty tourist and cyclic tourist paths, possibility of ski running
and downhill run in the winter.
Out of the traditional cultural and sport
events, significance of which goes beyond the regional range, stand out the
Marathon of Zemplín – the oldest sport event since 1966 – race placed in the Regional Grand Prix of long-distance runners of East Slovakia
region (May), international walking race Vranovská pätnástka (15 km walk)
Grand Prix Hi-tec Panasonic Slovakia (August), Zlatý gaštan– a amateur
pop song festival (September) and Vranovské zborové slávnosti
Every year during the first week of October takes place a traditional fair
Mestský úrad, Dr.C.Daxnera 87, 093 01 Vranov nad Topľou
č.tel. +421-57-225 51-3
fax: +421-57-229 29