General History &
Before October 1918, Szakolca
belonged for about 10 centuries to the Kingdom of
Between October 1918 and 1 January 1993 Skalica was in
Czechoslovakia. (Between 1960 and 1996 was in the Senica
After 1 January 1993 (still today) Skalica is in the
district of Trnava,
Slavic tribes settled in skalica region during
the 7th -9th century. First ever written mentioned of Szacolcza
is in 1217 (4)
Coat of arm from
the 13th century. In 1431 a Hospital was founded.
After 1945 started industrial, cultural and sports
Skalica view about 1900? (copyright ©
Near the remnants of one of Skalica's city
walls is one of Slovakia's oldest works of
construction, the Romanesque Rotunda of St.
Although its exact date of origin
is unknown, it was constructed by the 12th century at the
A Baroque dome was attached to it in the 17th
century. The city has several churches, including a Jesuit church and monastery,
the 15th century Parish Church of St.
Michael, and the 15th century Franciscan church and monastery.
Other sights are Skalica's Late Renaissance town
hall and the Skalica
Culture House built in the Art
Nouveau with elements of Czech and Slovak
A popular pastry
called Trdelník is made in Skalica. Now sold all over
the Slovak and Czech Republics, this unusual "stove-pipe"
shaped pastry has its origins in Transylvania
Compiled by Yohanan Loeffler, December 2014
© 2014 Yohanan Loeffler