Standing on the Namestie osloboditelov (“Liberation Square”) in the center of Liptovsky Mikulas, this museum features rich 700-year history of the city.
Comprehensive picture of the nature of Liptov, its history from the earliest times to the present, artistic and historical treasures and history of paper manufacturing in Slovakia, all that can be found in Ruzomberok’s museum.
If you are in Slovakia for the first time or you are just spending your annual holiday, definitely do not miss the opportunity to visit Vlkolinec – a village in Velka Fatra.
The outdoor museum in Pribylina is an extended exhibition of Liptov Museum in Ruzomberok. It features buildings from the flooded area of Liptovska Mara and some villages of upper and lower Liptov.
The third oldest gallery in Slovakia in the center of Liptovsky Mikulas in a beautiful historic place includes 5,000 works of art from the 15th to 20th century. It also boasts the largest exhibition hall of its kind in Slovakia.
Jewish Synagogue with monumental Classicistic exterior and Art Nouveau interior, was built on the site of a former wooden synagogue, which burned down in 1878.
A national monument – complex of water mills Oblazy is located in a picturesque Kvacianska valley. It is an excellent place to relax and get to know the history of Liptov.
Fitting almost 6.000 visitors, the magnificent church in Sv. Kriz is one of the largest wooden constructions in Central Europe. Its ground plan has a shape of a cross and is 43m long.
12 m high cascade waterfall located right in the center of the village Lucky, under the church of Elevation of the Cross enchants all visitors as it’s falling into small ponds from the edge of the travertine terrace.
Open-air museum in Havránok is the most important archeological monument in the Liptov region. It showcases the reconstruction of the Celts farm settlement.
Situated in the south of Slovakia between the towns of Roznava and Lucenec, water reservoir Ruzina has the best climate and very warm and calm water to make any swimmer or fisherman happy.
Teply Vrch dam (translates as a “warm hill”) has the highest average water temperature in Slovakia. Nice sandy beaches and lots of things to do make it a perfect place to spend your day!
Liptovska Mara dam is a sought-after tourist destination under the Tatra peaks. This is the place to spend summer in Liptov!
The “Orava Sea”, spreading on the area of 35 km, has a magical natural scenery, many unique historical places around and even an Island of Art in its middle.
Skiing in the heart of the Low Tatras in Čertovica saddle is amazing. The main tourist artery leading along an entire ridge of Low Tatras leads through the saddle.
Winter Park Ski Resort Martinky is located in Little Fatra, directly above the town of Martin. It is known for its ski trails, beautiful scenery and views of all the Slovak mountains.
Modern SKI Oravice resort offers a unique combination of skiing and relax in a thermal park right at the foothill of the slopes. Add a beautiful panoramic views of High Tatras and you get a first-class level of ski experience!
Malinô Brdo, jedno z najlepších lyžiarskych stredísk na Slovensku, sa nachádza na okraji mesta Ružomberok, v podhorí Veľkej Fatry. Ski park ponúka 12 km nádherných zjazdoviek všetkých stupňov obtiažnosti. Jedna zo zjazdoviek je takmer 4 km dlhá!
Tale Ski Resort is located 17 km north from the town of Brezno, under the southern slopes of Chopok. The resort offers 6 ski lifts and ski slopes with a total length of almost 3 km.
The largest SKI resort in Slovakia is located in the Low Tatras mountains and offers great conditions for winter sports for expert and beginner skiers. The monument of Jasna is definitely Chopok, the second highest peak of Low Tatras (2024 m), known for excellent ski and hiking options.
Located between Banska Bystrica and Ruzomberok on the corner of Velka Fatra and Low Tatras, PARK SNOW Donovaly is everything you need for an unforgettable ski experience: more than 11 km of ski runs, 17 downhill runs, artificially covered with snow, excellent terrains for free-riding, peppered with a lot of rails and obstacles, magical evening skiing, ski and snowboard […]
Slovakia has something for the skier at every level. Local ski runs in the most surprising places, or wonderful modern longer runs are never more than a 30 minute drive from just about everywhere in the country. The best skiing in Slovakia is at the highest altitudes. Most resorts range geographically to the northeast (Donovaly, High Tatras, […]
In Liptov, one of the favourite cycle routes lead around the Liptovska Mara reservoir, a popular recreation centre. Best start is in Liptovsky Mikulas, but since this is a closed circuit, it is possible to connect to it at any point.
Súľovské rocks, a part of Strazovske mountains, are the “Slovak Dolomites”. Outstanding rock formations, castle ruins and gorgeous views make up for a perfect hiking trail.
Climb through bizarre gorge, wild waterfalls, stunning views of Liptov and a monument of old mills, the walk through picturesque Liptov twins promises all that.
Does your dream holiday include watching the dog sled race, collecting herbs, visiting cultural and folklore events, fishing, hiking and tasting the sheep cheese? If so, go on reading.
The Velka Fatra National park lies in central Slovakia. Known for its continuous forest and long valleys, Velka Fatra has many attractions to offer, even to the most demanding tourists.
Velky Rozsutec is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in Slovakia, simply a pearl of Mala Fatra. There is a legend saying that somewhere on the top of the mountain there is gold hidden.
National Park Low Tatras (Nizke Tatry) lies in the north of Slovakia, below its bigger brother High Tatras, sprawling between the valleys of rivers Vah from the north and Hron from the south. It features dense untouched forests, breathtaking views, brisk waterfalls, lifeful fauna.
National Park High Tatras (Vysoke Tatry) is situated in the north of Slovakia, shared partly with Poland. The only mountains of Alpine type in the whole Carpathian Mountain range are often called “the smallest alpine mountains in Europe”.
In a distinctive village under the Tatras lies a fabulous cave. It is the ancient home of the cave bear, who lived and raised their young there 15,000 years ago.
Janska Valley conceals more than 200 caves, not accessible to the public… except for one. Stanisovska cave opened in 2010 thanks to caving enthusiasts offers a unique atmosphere to be experienced only with the light of your headlamp.
This cave is located in Velka Fatra, in Harmanecka valley. No wonder that it got stuck with a name “White Cave”. The top wall is of pure limestone and there is a rich presence of soft white sinter.
The Demänovská Ice Cave is located in the northern part of the Low Tatras in Liptov region within Demänovská Valley. It has the all year long ice filling.
The Demänovská Cave of Liberty is located in the northern part of the Low Tatras in Liptov region within Demänovská Valley. It is the most visited cave in Slovakia.
Dead Bats Cave is located in the mountainous terrain and protected NAPANT area. It is a unique opportunity to visit a mysterious underground of Low Tatras.
The Bystrianska cave is located in the southern part of the Low Tatras in Banská Bystrica region, in close distance to the holiday resort of Tále.
Situated in the hills that once hid central Europe’s richest silver mines, Banska Stiavnica in south-central Slovakia is an easy day trip from Budapest, and a slightly longer day trip from anywhere in Slovakia.
Zilina region, the third largest region in Slovakia, is situated in the northern part of Slovakia. It is a varied area and you can find here beautiful valleys, rivers and streams and hills. The whole area is mountainous and these mountains belong to the Western Carpathians. They include Javorniky, the Greater Fatra, the Lesser Fatra, Oravska Magura, Western, […]
Banska Bystrica region is situated in the territory of historical Zvolen region. The largest of all regions is situated in the central part of Slovakia.
History of Likava Castle goes back 700 years. It was once a royal guardian castle, later rebuilt as a sumptuous private residence.
At the exit from Žilina to Kysuce, at the junction of the Rivers Vah and Kysuca, there rises the far-visible water tower of the former medieval castle.
A special combo of a preserved ruined castle and a Renaissance manor house on the edge of the town of Liptovsky Hradok offers stylish accommodation, restaurant and a very untraditional place for a visit.
Very preserved castle with bright white walls is standing on the road between Banska Bystrica and Brezno. An important route led here in medieval times – Via Manga.
It’s impossible to overlook the ruins of a castle on a rocky cliff above the river Vah on the road from Žilina to Martin. The small castle, defender toll station, has become the best fortified castle of the area.
One the most beautiful and largest castles in Slovakia, in the northern Orava region, Orava Castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river.
Long trips are a contribution, that children take for life. They will remember how you taught them respect and reverence for all living things. they will learn to respect people through respect for nature. They will learn to overcome obstacles and they will learn responsibilities for what they do.
This is the time when we get to brag a little about Slovakia’s rich history. Once upon a time…. only God knows when this pretty area got occupied by people for the very first time. Some say it was 250 000 years ago.
Question from our reader Marc L.: I am interested in a hiking trip in Slovakia and the Tatras looks like a beautiful place to hike. This is for a group of 4 people. What time is best to go?