Its location makes Martin (population 60,000) an important access point to travel in much of central Slovakia, and a centre of classic Slovak folk culture.
How to Get There
By train, it is easiest to get to Martin by stopping at the station in its suburb of Vrutky, which is on the main train line to Bratislava, Kosice, Prague and Zvolen. Roads to Martin, though scheduled for upgrade to express highway in coming years, are at present somewhat slow.
Official web site of the municipality features history, culture and tourism.