|Elevation||243 m (797 ft)|
|Area||8.649 km2 (3.339 sq mi)|
|Density||3,994/km2 (10,344/sq mi)|
|Car plate||BA, BL|
Dúbravka (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈduːbrawka]) is a city borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is located in the north-western part of the city, lying on the slopes of the Little Carpathians mountains. It is part of the Bratislava IV administrative district. The city borough covers 862 ha and is home to approximately 39,000 inhabitants. The borough is served by both public transport trams and buses, yet Dúbravka is known for the low level of service provided here.
Dúbravka features a museum, Villa rustica remains from the Roman times, a covered ice stadium, ŠKP Dúbravka football stadium, numerous schools, two Roman-Catholic churches and an Evangelical church. The Dúbravka House of Culture is the cultural center of the borough.
Old Dúbravka was a separate small town already in existence in the 14th century; at that time it was an administrative part of Devín. It was first mentioned in written documents in 1576 (once occupied by Croats). It was later mentioned in a 1683 text, while Vienna was last besieged by the Ottoman Empire. During the Napoleonic and Austro-Prussian wars it was sacked and burned (1866). Dúbravka was incorporated into Bratislava in 1946 as the capital was beginning to expand. Since the 1970s, the construction of apartment blocks has continued.
|List of local cultural monuments of Dúbravka|
|Statue of Saint Florian / Socha sv. Floriána||Jadranská Street||Built after a fire in an unknown year, reconstructed by the Dúbravka borough in 2001. Statues of Saint Florian were common in the public areas of settlements in the region in the past. He is depicted as a Roman soldier according to traditional iconography, pouring water on a burning house upon which he stands.|
|Monument to those fallen in WWI / Pomník padlým v 1. sv. vojne||Jadranská Street||Monument to the citizens of Dúbravka who died fighting from 1914-1918, it was unveiled in 1928 by the Company of veteran soldiers of General M. R. Štefánik. The sandstone sculpture depicting the angel of death embracing a dying soldier was mastered by Alojz Rigele, the pedestal is 280 centimeters tall and made of fake stone. The monument contains the names and photographs of fallen soldiers, most of them of Croatian descent.|
|Stone cross / Kamenný kríž||Brižitská Street, near the junction with Jadranská Street||Originally built in 1868 to commemorate the building of a rectory and Dúbravka getting its own priest, it had to be rebuilt in 1943. It was destroyed in 1945 during the Second World War, rebuilt in 1946 from the money from volunteers and it was reconstructed in 1993. The small stony cross sits atop a massive rectangular pedestal. The text on the monument translates as: "All of you walking down the road, watch and see if there is pain like mine / Built from alms / Year 1946".|
|People's house / Ľudový dom||Jadranská Street No. 6||Built approximately in 1860, the large rural house served as a shop and local tavern, as well as fulfilling residential duties. It is a unique example of a multi-funcional village house, which served as a dominant feature in the settlement. Today, the house is divided into two by an inside wall running along the length of the house.|
|Cave of Our Lady of Lourdes / Jaskyňa Lurdskej Panny Márie||Brižitská Street||Built in 1947 by the village Dúbravka as a copy of the Cave of Our Lady of Lourdes from France, it consists of an artificial cave made of stone, built into the hillside with a statue of Saint Mary inside. Together with the nearby Chapel of Virgin Mary and local rectory it creates a historical area complete with hundreds of years old linden trees and chestnut trees, up to 22 meters in height.|
|Monument of Virgin Mary / Pomník Panny Márie||Brižitská Street||Built in 1903 by spouses Ján Brankovič and Katarína (born Bartošová), reconstructed in 1927. The monument, located next to the Chapet of Virgin Mary and the Cave of Our Lady of Lourdes complex, consists of two rectangular parts. It was originally topped by a cross that is absent today. The lower part of the monument features dedication to its builders and the upper part contains a statue of Virgin Mary inside a shallow niche.|
|Statue of Virgin Mary on a pillar / Socha Panny Márie na stĺpe||Tavárikova osada (kolónia), upper part of Švantnerova Street||Built in 1908 by Ferenczés (František) Tavarik, a Bratislava carpenter and merchant who established one of the first recreational areas in the city here in 1911-1912. The statue of Saint Mary rests on a tall column in classical architectural style which rests on a rectangular pedestal with engraving in the Hungarian language.|
|Pillar of Virgin Mary / Stĺp Panny Márie||Mikuláša Schneidera Trnavského Street, between public transport stops Damborského and Švantnerova.||Built in 1904 by Józef Rusznák. The statue rests on a tall column, both made of stone. The column features a rectangular base with a marble table attached with engraved text that translates as: "Come to me saddened and I will make you happy / Year 1865 / Z. V. P. F. / Josef Rusznak / Year 1904".|
|Red cross / Červený kríž||Pri kríži Street, next to the fence of ZŠ Pri Kríži||Built by the village Dúbravka out of gratitude for ground water appearing in this somewhat arid area allowing good harvest. The wooden cross is painted red and contains a sculpture of Jesus Christ. It was reconstructed by the local government office in 1993 and again in 2008.|
|Statue of Saint Wendelin / Socha sv. Vendelína||Vendelínska Street, next to the fence of ZŠ Dolinského||The baroque statue from the end of the 18th century depicts Saint Wendelin, the patron saint of shepherds in his standard iconography including cattle at his feet and a shepherd's crook in his hand. The pedestal is in the form of a rectangular pillar. It was reconstructed in 1928 and again 1993. The monument was originally in an unknown place, in the year 1970 it was moved into the area of the local rectory and in 1993 it was reconstructed in moved into its current place. In the past the pedestal consisted of three parts, a table containing engraved text was just underneath the statue and the monument used to be protected by a small metal roof.|
|Gravestone of local priest Anton Moyš / Náhrobok miestneho katolíckeho farára Moyša||Dúbravka Cemetery - Strmé sady Street||Anton Moyš's gravestone is grey and rectangular with the words: "Ladislav Moyš / 8.4.1867-13.3.1950 / Roman-Catholic priest / Co-founder and director of the Slovak Radio / R.I.P." engraved in golden letters.|
|Gravestone of former president of Czechoslovakia Gustáv Husák / Náhrobok prezidenta ČSSR Dr. Husáka||Dúbravka Cemetery - Strmé sady Street||Gustáv Husák's gravestone is simple, grey and rectangular with the words "Dr. Gustáv Husák 1913-1991" engraved in white letters.|
|Former school / Budova Miestneho úradu - Bývalá Obecná škola||Žatevná Street No. 2||Built on 6 November 1935 the local school building came into use on 31 December 1935. The building has a partial upper floor, the ground floor consists of a central hallway connecting individual classrooms. Currently, the building is the office of the Dúbravka local government.|
|Monument (Picture) of Virgin Mary / Pomník (obraz) Panny Márie||Dúbravská hlavica (Devín Carpathians), next to a woodland path that connects to Brižitská Street.||The monument consists of a stone column topped by a metal frame with two pictures. The picture facing the road depicts the Assumption of Mary, the reverse side depicts the Saints Cosmas and Damian. The monument was built in an unknown year by a local resident for the saving of his life. It is a unique example of rural religious architecture.|
|Horánska well / Horánska studňa||K Horánskej studni Street, inside a small park and children's playground||The former main village well from the 16th century used to contain water even in times of drought and it features in the coat of arms of Dúbravka. Surplus water flew into a pond, which fed a small stream. Later, pipeline into the local school was built as well as into the houses of some inhabitants. The above ground portion of the well is made of concrete with the following text engraved: "Horánska studňa / 1574 / 1993". The well, though closed and purely decorative, features a water drawing mechanism under the small roof. It was reconstructed in 1993.|
|Statue of Andrej Bagar / Socha Andreja Bagara||Beňovského Street - Park of the Union||The bronze monument consists of two sculptures - a 5 meters tall statue of Slovak actor and director Andrej Bagar and a separate pedestal containing his name and dates of birth and death. The pedestal and the whole composition is by professor Dušan Kuzma, the statue was created by Slovak sculptor Ferdinand Bollo, both in 1984. The monument was unveiled at Hviezdoslavovo Square in the Old Town and it was moved to its current location in 2004, based on an agreement between Mayor of Dúbravka Peter Polák and the Mayor of Old Town Peter Čiernik. Due to the monument's size it was not installed in its proposed place at Bagarova Street next to the VÚB Bank.|
|Statue of Ľudovít Štúr / Socha Ľudovíta Štúra||Pekníkova Street, pocket park next to ZŠ Pekníkova||Built in 1993, the monument consists of a rectangular pedestal made of polished stone with the bronze bust of Ľudovít Štúr on top. The bust is executed in minimalist style, with distinctive face features and facial hair consistent with the Štúr iconography. The pedestal contains the following text engraved: "Ľudovít Štúr / 1815-1856".|
The older generations of Croat-descended inhabitants have maintained their own dialect until the present day. Otherwise, their habits and way of life resemble those of the Záhorie people (a region north-west of Bratislava). The people of Dúbravka used to earn their living by working in agriculture, especially producing wine. Their goods were sold to the markets of Bratislava and Vienna.
List of Mayors of Dúbravka and political parties that nominated them:
- 1990 – 1994 – Ján Rössel (independent)
- 1994 – 1998 – Otto Riesz (KDH, DS, OKS, DÚ, SDĽ)
- 1998 – 2002 – Peter Polák (independent)
- 2002 – 2006 – Peter Polák (SDKÚ-DS)
- 2006 – 2010 – Ján Sandtner (independent)
- 2010 – present – Ján Sandtner (independent)
The Roman-Catholic Church of St Cosmas and Damian was built in 1720 as a subsidiary church of the Devín parish. It features an elliptic ground-plan and interior decorations from the year 1722.
The Roman-Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit is located in M. Sch. Trnavského Street. The building's maintenance has been sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, mostly from fundraising and financial donations from churchgoers. One million Slovak Crowns was given by the municipal government. The foundations of the building were sanctified by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Slovakia in Šaštín. The church has an unorthodox design with an unconventional roof shape; it is 30 metres high and has the shape of a circle. It includes both the temple and the pastor's sector. It was designed by Ing. Arch. Ľudovít Režuch and Ing. Arch. Marián Lupták, who also designed the interior. The capacity of the church is about 600 people. The sound distribution quality is high due to the building design, as well as the arrangement of loud-speakers.
The Chapel of Virgin Mary is located in Old Dúbravka together with the cave of Our Lady of Lourdes. The chapel probably started as an unfinished baroque church. It features a late-baroque main altar with a picture of Virgin Mary held by angels and a side altar. It also includes statues of Saint Joseph and Virgin Mary. Even before the construction of the artificial cave, it was a minor pilgrimage site, one out of four most important for local Croats.
The church is located in Mikuláša Schneidera Trnavského Street. Originally built as local ceremonial hall, the building is a place of regular worship service from 1995. It has a squared shape and marble lining, outside is a park and small parking slot. The capacity of the church is approximately 200 people in the main hall and this could be expanded up to 300 people by using the minor hall.
Inside the church there is octangular white marble font made as a commemoration to the first Christians creed and traditions. In the main hall there is ca. 4m high wooden cross and a religious artwork Credo.
The church is a center for the evangelical believers from the fourth Bratislava district.
- Dúbravský spravodajca - Established in 1992, it was called Dúbravské noviny until April 2007, when it was renamed and redesigned. It is distributed free to the majority of households in Dúbravka. Circulation is approximately 16,000 issues.
- Dúbravská televízia - Established in 1999, the local TV station broadcasts 24-hours a day since 2004.
- www.dubravka.sk - In 2008, the homepage was redesigned by the company Alejtech, until this date the web page did not conform to the Act No. 275/2006 Standards for information systems of public administration.
Dúbravka features 12 high-schools, 9 elementary schools and 13 kindergartens. There is no university in the city borough. Dúbravka also features 2 language schools; Súkromná jazyková škola COGITATIO and Vzdelávacie centrum FREEDU.
- High-school equivalent: Gymnázium (Bilíkova Street No. 24), Pedagogická a sociálna akadémia (Bullova Street No. 2), Stredná priemyselná škola elektrotechnická (Karola Adlera Street No. 5), SŠ - Praktická škola (J. Valašťana-Dolinského Street No. 1), Súkromné gymnázium ALKANA (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromné konzervatórium ALKANA (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromná pedagogická škola (Bullova Street No. 2), Súkromná stredná odborná škola veterinárna (Bullova Street No. 2), Súkromné gymnázium (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromné gymnázium COGITATIO (Batkova Street No. 2), Združená stredná škola potravinárska (Harmincova Street No. 1), Súkromná obchodná akadémia COGITATIO (Batkova Street No. 2)
- Elementary schools: ZŠ Beňovského 1, ZŠ Nejedlého 8, ZŠ Pri kríži 11, ZŠ Sokolíkova 2, Špeciálna základná škola J. Valašťana-Dolinského 1, Súkromná základná škola HARMÓNIA (1.-4.roč.) Batkova 2, Súkromná základná škola s materskou školou The British International School Bratislava J. Valašťana-Dolinského 1, Základná umelecká škola Eugena Suchoňa Batkova 2, Súkromná základná umelecká škola ALKANA Batkova 2
- Kindergartens: MŠ Cabanova 44 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Damborského 3 (4 classes, 97 kids), MŠ Galbavého 5 (4 classes, 98 kids), MŠ Ožvoldíkova 15 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Pekníkova 4 (2 classes, 46 kids), MŠ Pri kríži 2 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Sekurisova 10 (4 classes, 94 kids), MŠ Švantnerova 1 (4 classes, 93 kids), MŠ Ušiakova 1 (4 classes, 95 kids), Cirkevná materská škola Gianny Berettovej Bilíkova 1 (4 classes), Súkromná materská škola WONDERLAND Bazovského 4, Špeciálna materská škola J. Valašťana Dolinského 1, Súkromná materská škola Svetielko Pekníkova 4
- Gustáv Husák, president of Czechoslovakia, was born here on 10 October 1913, he is buried at the Dúbravka cemetery
- Peter Dvorský, opera singer, performances in Vienna State Opera and New York Metropolitan Opera
- Michal Kováč, former Slovak president resides here
Living in Dúbravka offers various sports activities. Football is represented by the local football club ŠKP Inter Dúbravka with prep and junior teams playing in the second league as well as by the local Police Football team. In Dúbravka not only boys can be a part of a football team. There is also a well-known and fairly successful women's football team FK Dúbravka with two teams – junior and senior, playing nad winning the first league. All teams are based in local football stadium FK Dúbravka.
Ice hockey is quite popular in Dúbravka too. Local ice hockey club Hoba Bratislava is based in Dúbravka ice hockey stadium and it concentrates mainly on working with youngsters.
For those interested in shooting and archery there is a shooting range opened for shooting clubs and individuals used mainly for sport and entertainment shooting, but also as a training centre for police forces. Archery is represented by a successful Archery club Bratislava which gets its methodical support from internationally recognized coach Alistair Whittingham.
- Mestská a obecná štatistika SR
- Zoznam hmotných nehnuteľných pamätihodností (Príloha č.1 k uzn. MZ č. 284/2008)
- "DÚBRAVKA - Unmovable Monuments". City Office for the Preservation of Monuments. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
- "Sochu Andreja Bagara už umiestnili na novom mieste neďaleko Bagarovej ulice (Statue of Andrej Bagar was installed in its new location near Bagarova Street)". Bratislavské Noviny. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2012.
- "Dubravka homepage". www.dubravka.sk. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- "Alejtech s.r.o. homepage". Alejtech.eu. Retrieved 29 December 2012.
- Find us." The British International School Bratislava. Retrieved on April 30, 2015. "J. Valašťana Dolinského 1 (Pekníkova 6)841 02 BratislavaSlovakia"
- "Facilities." The British International School Bratislava. Retrieved on April 30, 2015. "The British International School Bratislava is located in two campuses in Dúbravka (north-western part of Bratislava). "
- Official website (Slovak)
- Website of ŠKP Inter Dúbravka local football team
- Website of FK Dúbravka women's football team
- Website of Hoba Bratislava ice hockey team
- Website of shooting range in Dúbravka
- Website of Archery club Bratislava
Dúbravka ice hockey stadium