The town of Banská Štiavnica is full of love not only on Valentine’s Day. This year, the town celebrates a special romantic anniversary and will host related events throughout the year.
The Slovak love poem Marína, which is the longest love poem in the world, was born in Banská Štiavnica; its author and his muse were born exactly 200 years ago, which is why the year 2020 will belong to love in the town.
Marína, which was written by Slovak poet Andrej Sládkovič to his love Marína Pischlová, has more than 2,900 verses and almost 100,000 characters. It was published in 1846 for the first time and since 2017, it is officially stated as the world record in the World Record Academy.
12. Feb 2020 at 21:41 | Compiled by Spectator staff