The closest farm with traditional food to Bratislava

Stupava’s Festival of Cabbage is held on the first weekend of October.

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This article was prepared for an edition of the Spectacular Slovakia travel guide and was published in the travel guide Slovakia.

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The town of Stupava dates back to the Bronze Age and sits less than 20 kilometres from Bratislava. Although the town cannot boast of any unique cultural haunts, there are some landmarks worth visiting if passing through.

The first weekend of October is a good time to stage a visit, as visitors can catch the town’s annual Festival of Cabbage, where numerous stalls and the cabbage harvest exhibition line the streets.

Church of St Stephen

From Stupava’s mansion to its Roman Catholic church, the vicinity of the main street is home to the town’s most interesting buildings. The town’s impressive mansion dates back to the 12th century and sits in an English park. It now serves as a retirement home.

Synagogue

Stupava’s synagogue from 1803 is one of the oldest synagogues in Slovakia and adds notable cultural value to the country’s Jewish heritage. It is a unique example of the nine-bay type synagogue with the only other one of this type in Bardejov.

Biofarm Stupava

In Stupava, tourists can soon be surrounded by sheep, pigs, horses and other domestic animals in a unique bio farm (www.biofarma.sk), where visitors can also taste the national cuisine in a local restaurant or buy some food as a present. The Slovak cheeses korbáčiky and bryndza are both available in the shop, as well as žinčica (a sheep’s milk product) or home-made bread and cakes.

The farm is especially popular with families, and features a children’s playground, plus the opportunity to ride horses and ponies or to pet various other animals. You can sample your food and drink on a small terrace area and enjoy the entertainment

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