Solivar by Prešov

Salty springs, from which the strategic resource of salt was gathered through evaporation during the Middle Ages, lie in the southeastern part of Prešov, in Solivar. Although rock salt also started to be exploited here in the second half of the 16th century, the original technology for cooking brine was preserved. For its extraction, storage, transportation and cooking special purpose buildings were gradually constructed from the 17th to 19th centuries. Of these, the most dominant, mainly due to the massive Baroque mansard roof, the storage building was restored with a classicist clock tower after a devastating fire in 1987. A characteristic addition of the area is a wooden knocker with an onion roof, the mining church of St. John the Baptist and St. Rochus’ Chapel. The unique area is part of the Slovak Technical Museum in Košice.

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