rakovaThe village was mentioned for the first time in a map of the southern border of Tešín shire before 1620, which is maintained by the Sliezske Museum in Opava.





Number of inhabitants: 5 299
Population density: 128 inhabitants/ km2

 

History:
The village was mentioned for the first time in a map of the southern border of Tešín shire before 1620, which is maintained by the Sliezske Museum in Opava.

Attractions for visitors:
Eminent natives:

  • Ján Palárik – eminent native, writer; Milan Mravec – artist (painter); Irena Zemaníková – naïve artist (painter)
  • Monuments: Statute of St. John of Nepomuk from 1832
  • Peasant log-house from 1863
  • Commemorative table of Ján Palárik on the place of his childhood house
  • Monument of Ján Palárik from 1940
  • Memorial of victims of the World War I and II from 1947
  • Roman–Catholic Church of Birth of Virgin Mary from 1874
  • Interesting nature places: Nature reserve Veľký Polom, Medvedia Rock
  • Sport and recreation possibilities: Korcháň – airsoft, ski lift, accommodation
  • The biggest events: Palárik’s Raková (contest of amateur drama ensembles)
  • New Year’s rise to Veľký Polom

 

Info:
www.rakova.sk