Modra is famous for its pottery industry. Its blue-and-white porcelain is famous throughout Slovakia. It is also known as one of the most important viticulture centres in the Little Carpathians region.

Besides the main town, there are also other adjacent settlements incorporated in the municipality: former vassalage viticulture village Kráľová and two recreational hamlets of Harmónia and Piesok (also known as Zochova Chata), both located in the woods of Little Carpathians mountains.



Majolica from Modra is a traditional Slovak hand painted ceramics incsribed on the Representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of Slovakia.

The tradition of the old pottery makers starts in 14 th century. Each product is a masterpiece and unique creation marked with saughtor´s  signs. Products are known for the white glaze with rich decorative paintings of four different historical color patters


Ľudovít Štúr

was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, and the author of the Slovak language standard, eventually leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. He was also a politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament.

Ľudovít Štúr was born on October 28, 1815 in Uhrovec. He was a philosopher and a very smart student. Later he became a priest.

On 2 February 1843, in Pressburg, Štúr and his friends decided to create a new Slovak language standard (later used as a basis for contemporary literary Slovak), based on central Slovak dialects – a common language that would unify all Slovaks speaking many different dialects.

Ľudovít Štúr years later went to live to  Modra where nowadays there is marble statue of Ľudovít Štúr and a musem that brings more details about his life.

Modra, Majolica and Štúr

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