Blatnica Blatnica

birthplace of the Slovak poet Maša Haľamová and the makers of the first Slovak drama film, the Siakeľ brothers. A small mansion houses a museum dedicated to Karol Plicka. A major archaeological find was uncovered near the village: the arms and equipment of a magnate from the time of Great Moravia, which historians date between the 8th and 9th century. One of the houses in the village is interesting because it is of the same type that Slovak traders built in Russia. The “saffron merchant’s Russian house” was built as a souvenir of its owner’s successful business career. It is a copy of a building that originally stood in Nerchinsk in Siberia.