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Skalka by Trencin stamp from Slovakia

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Within the "Beauties of Our Homeland" series the Slovak Post has issued a beautiful stamp illustrating Skalka by Trencin - pilgrimage site founded on the rock on the right bank of the Vah river. It is situated north east of Trencin. According to Maurus' legend, St. Svorad-Andrew and afterwards his student and follower St. Benedict worked here and St. Benedict also died here by martyr's death. The regional cult of these hermits was officially declared in 1083 when Ss. Svorad and Benedict were canonized as one of the first Hungarian saints (17th July).

Besides the traditional pilgrimage that takes place on 17th July and some occasional events, this area is opened for visitors with a guide during the season.

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