Do you want to experience something new in the summer? Do you long for an unusual experience? So get along with us to explore Trnava with an architect on bike! Unique bike tours will each time show you another face of Trnava during three dates in August and one date in September.The project Trnava through the eyes of an architect, which objective is to bring the tourists, but also the inhabitants of Trnava, often damned industrial buildings and other architectural sights, that they are commonly used to, starts also this summer. Several news is waiting for all interested persons.
While for the silhouette of the historical center of Trnava church towers are typical, the 20th century brought new dominants, which are concentrated northwest of the center. Huge silos and mills are important not only as technical sights, but also as gems of modern architecture. In one type of buildings, the milling industry combines as a traditional way of livelihood with the courageous and progressive ideas of modernism.
Each of this year's guided tours has its own title, which summarizes which direction you will set out for together with the architect Mr. Miroslav Beňák. Whether on the 3rd of August you decide for the circuit called "Town on the Threshold of Modernism" or on September 14th for the more challenging route "Through the Roads of Trnava Industrial", you will certainly not regret it. The architecture of urban development beyond the square fortification walls is getting even more fascinating not only for experts but also for ordinary people. The interested persons will learn not only about the production facilities themselves and their architecture, but also about the dwellings that were built in connection with them. You will walk through the tracks of the narrow railways that lined the facilities from the outskirts of the town. You will also see the most important industrial buildings that started the town’s growth, as well as interesting urban solutions, housing estates or the contradictory precepted interventions of socialism architects in the town center.
On August 31st, you will be able to take part in a bike tour called "How the Modernism Mills" and a novelty of this year's routes is "Against the Stream of Trnava Waters". After all, where would you go during the hot summer month, if not to the water? On August 17th, the architect will lead you along the stream of the Trnávka River, where you will learn about the modification of its trough, around the bridges over it, you will also see the places where Trnava born people used to bathe, up to the urban and architectural works created by water and on the water . The famous Belluš water reservoir will not be missing either.
English speaking visitors can also take part in the guided tours; however, each guided tour must be booked in advance.
Bike tours dates:
Aug 03, 2019 | Town on the threshold of modernism
Aug 17, 2019 | Against the stream of Trnava waters (NEW)
Aug 31, 2019 | How the modernism mills
Sep 14, 2019 | Through the roads of Trnava industrial
with your own bike / 3 €
with rented bike / 5 €
Meeting point: Meeting with the architect will always be at the Town Tower at 4 pm, from where you will set out for the particular route.
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Trojičné námestie 1, 917 01 Trnava
Tel.: +421/ (0)33/ 3236 440
May - September:
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm
October - April:
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm