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Tourist Attraction Unveiled in Slovak Village – Giant Bench

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Photo: Tourist Attraction Unveiled in Slovak Village – Giant Bench. Source: bratislavregiontravel.sk
Photo: Tourist Attraction Unveiled in Slovak Village – Giant Bench. Source: bratislavregiontravel.sk

In the village of Smrdaky in northwestern Slovakia, a grand opening ceremony marked the introduction of a sizable bench designed to serve as an observation point for local tourists. 

The local portal Záhorí.sk reported on this development.

The bench is located approximately a kilometer from the center of Smrdaky and is accessible via a specially designated route. This route is ideal for leisurely strolls and is well-suited for visitors of local resorts. The dimensions of the structure, measuring three meters in height and five meters in width, allow it to accommodate a substantial number of individuals.

Furthermore, the bench is positioned in close proximity to another prominent village landmark – the Millennium Cross. The local authorities anticipate that this new tourist attraction, coupled with the panoramic view it offers, will entice visitors.

The installation of the bench was carried out by the Regional Tourism Organisation Záhorie (OOCR) in collaboration with the Trnava Self-Governing Region (TTSK), to which Smrdaky belongs.

Previously, in a village known in Slovakia for its mineral springs, a velorickshaw – a covered bicycle-based mode of transport – was also introduced.

"After the recent presentation of the velorickshaw to the public, this is yet another unique project supported by the regional authorities. This attraction is genuinely tailored for everyone, particularly us adults who have limited opportunities to enjoy the scenery. Observing the surrounding beauty from a child's perspective, as facilitated by the giant bench, is an exceptional experience that I recommend," stated Josef Viskupič, the head of TTSK.

The bench offers a panoramic view of the surrounding slightly hilly landscape and can accommodate a sizable group of tourists. "Crafted from treated wooden beams, the bench will undoubtedly become a new landmark of Záhorie. Not only passersby, but those who come across it on social media, will also be captivated. Anyone walking by is bound to take a photograph with it. This is a monument with viral potential," remarked Zdenko Čambal, the chairman of OOCR.

Previously, The Gaze reported that in the Slovak village of Včelince near Tornala, an archaeological skansen was inaugurated, showcasing the approximately 7,000-year history of settlement in the region.

Spanning five areas situated in the village center and directly at the sites of settlements and archaeological discoveries, visitors have the opportunity to learn about various interesting facts from informational displays, while also viewing precise replicas of pottery and other historical artifacts.

This project, with a total budget of 15,000 euros, was made possible through financial support from the BBSK Development Agency via a membership contribution to the Regional tourism organization GEMER.

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