BASILICA OF THE VIRGIN MARY OF THE SEVEN SORROWS ŠAŠTÍN-STRÁŽE
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The municipality of Šaštín-Stráže is known in Slovakia and abroad as a place of pilgrimage, where people from the surrounding area have always gathered to see the statue of the Virgin Mary. After a canonical examination, the statue of the Virgin Mary in Šaštín was declared miraculous, which was confirmed by a decree of Pope Urban VIII. In 1733, the statue was given to the Paulines, who decided to build a pilgrimage church and monastery in the municipality.
The town of Šaštín-Stráže (Hungarian: Sasvár-Morvaőr) is located in western Slovakia in the Trnava Region in the Senica District. The most prominent landmark of the town and an important place of pilgrimage is a monumental complex of sacral buildings consisting of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows, the former Pavlínov monastery with farm buildings, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Seven Sorrows and the Pieta statue. Other notable buildings in the town include the churches of St. John Bosco and St. Elizabeth and the Jewish synagogue. In the past, there was also a fortified castle (manor house) on the right bank of the river Myjava near Šaštín, which is now considerably altered and converted into an industrial area. A small hunting lodge, Belveder, used to stand in the woods about 1 km northeast of the castle. Near the town there are water areas with a recreation centre Gazárka.
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BASILICA OF ŠASTINA
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PLACES OF PILGRIMAGE - ŠAŠTÍN
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INFORMATION FROM HISTORY
HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF ŠAŠTÍN-STRÁŽE
The history of Šaštín-Stráže dates back to the beginning of the 13th century. In the years 1218-1248, an archdeaconate is documented in Sasvár, which was administered by a deacon from Moravský Ján to Čachtice. Šaštín was the seat of the dean, who resided in the local castle, where the first church apparently stood.
Where to get tourist information?
There is a tourist information centre in the recreation centre Gazárka In the town of Šaštín-Stráže, where it is possible to get tourist information. Information about the monastery and the basilica can be obtained from the parish of Šaštín-Stráže.
How to get to the Basilica?
The basilica and the monastery are located in the central part of the town of Šaštín-Stráže. Right next to the church there is a public parking lot. Around the basilica runs the Záhorská cycling route. From Trnava on the way to Senica and then to Kuty. In Šaštín – Stráže at the big crossroads to the basilica. The temple is visible from afar. Do not get lost. You can also get to Šaštín by passenger train from Bratislava, Trnava or Košice by regular lines.