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Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Nature Interest

The villages Prosiek a Kvačany in region Liptov are generally known as starting points for the trips to the most beautiful and most visited of the Slovak valleys - Prosiecka dolina and Kvačianska dolina.

The almost 4 km long Prosiecka dolina valley is deeply embedded between the massive mountains of Lomno and Prosečné (1,372 m). The blue-marked instructive path with several wooden panels bearing details on geologic, geomorphic, and pedologic facts concerning the valley and the local fauna and flora leads through the valley. It starts at the entry to the valley next to the rock called Vráta (The Gate) above which the brook Prosečianka springs. In its central part the valley widens to a grassy clearing called Polhora on the sides of which is a group of rocks bearing names Medveď (the Bear), Sova (the Owl), Ťava (the Camel), Jánošík, etc., waterfalls and caves. At the beginning of its upper part the valley branches to a little valley called Červené piesky with an imposing 15 m high waterfall and the canyons of Nižný and Vyšný Straz, which are the most attractive sections of the valley. Their steepness and wildness will certainly impress any visitor, who will climb it.

Beyond the upper end of the valley is a grassy plain called Svorad crossed by a blue-marked trail heading to the community of Veľké Borové. Veľké Borové is popular as a tourist base for trips to the National Nature Reserve Kvačianska dolina valley. This canyon-type valley deeply cut into the dolomite and limestone rocks between the Čierna hora (1,098 m) and Ostré (1,128 m) mountains runs parallel to the Prosiecka dolina valley. Both create a popular one-day tourist circuit.

The Kvačianska dolina valley has an instructive path with numerous stops. There used to exist an old road in the valley leading along the bottom and communicated the villages Veľké Borové and Huty with the rest of the world. The landmark in the upper part of the valley is called Oblazy - a unique and ancient wooden water mill, and another attractive place is Roháč, a rock promontory in the lower part of the valley and the highest point on the old road. In 1860 a stone cross was erected here and the place provides wonderful views of the entire canyon.

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Places Around

Liptovská Mara (dam)

Liptovská Mara (dam)

Passing through the region of Liptov, from Liptovský Mikuláš to Ružomberok, one must notice a huge water area of the dam Liptovská Mara. It is the largest water reservoir in Slovakia in terms of the confined water volume.

Roháče Mts. (West Tatras)

Roháče Mts. (West Tatras)

Roháče are often and justly praised as the most beautiful part of the West Tatras. A crown of wonderful peaks dominated by the majestic Baníkov Mt. surrounds the extensive Roháčska dolina valley. In turn, the Ostrý Roháč and Volovec Mts. are the princes of the Roháče Mts. They form an indivisible couple of slender rock mountains in the principal ridge and look like two devils horns, expressed by their names (Ostrý Roháč means a sharp horn and Volovec means an ox).

Lúčky Waterfall

Lúčky Waterfall

Even though Slovakia does not stand out as a large country with huge waterfalls, it can be proud of having more than two hundred registered waterfalls. With regard to the area of Slovakia, we can say that this number is unique.

Raft sail Orava

Raft sail Orava

Rafting – once it was severe and dangerous way, by which construction wood, hay, wheat, pottery, leathers, wooden shingles, cuboids, planks, or even dismounted cottages were delivered. Goods from Poland as copper, lead and salt were delivered by rafts too.

Bešeňová Travertine Formation

Bešeňová Travertine Formation

The village of Bešeňová is one of the few precious places with occurrence of "freshwater" limestone, so-called travertine. These precious calcite forms arised thanks to mineral contents of water, its temperature and, of course, the surface and structure of the landscape. If you have some free time, come and visit this "forsaken" pit situated to the north of the village.

Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

The mountain Veľký Choč towering above the dividing line between regions Liptov and Orava is one of the most beautiful in Slovakia. Prevailingly spruce woods cover the mountain and in the highest parts a continuous growth of dwarf pines (unique in this whole mountain range) can be seen. For well-conserved forest bioncenoses with rare flora which in places acquire the nature of virgin forest, it was designated the National Nature Reserve.

Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (cave)

Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa (cave)

On the right side of the valley Demänovská dolina below the northern slopes of the mountains Nízke Tatry is another cave open to public - Demänovská ľadová jaskyňa.

Arboretum in Liptovský Hrádok

Arboretum in Liptovský Hrádok

The history and the present time of the town Liptovský Hrádok is closely related to wood, forestry, beekeeping, iron ore and nature. You have a chance to spend wonderful moments while walking in the lime trees alley or at the town Arboretum and bring back the memories of people you have met and the places you have visited. The town of Liptovský Hrádok, the centre of Upper Liptov (Horný Liptov), is situated at the junction of the rivers Belá and Váh, below the Nízke Tatry Mountains peaks. The Liptovský Hrádok Castle is undoubtedly the symbol of this town, but there is also the protected lime trees alley and the arboretum, which is a nice place to go if you want to sort out your thoughts.

Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody (cave)

Demänovská jaskyňa Slobody (cave)

Demänovská jaskyňa slobody is part of the huge underground karst system in the valley Demänovská dolina below the Nízke Tatry Mts. It boasts a unique drip stone ornamentation, which makes it one of the most beautiful caves of Europe.

Happy end

Happy end

The Happy End music club offers top-quality entertainment in the centre of the Jasná Low Tatras resort – not only for skiers, snowboarders and visitors of Jasná, but for the whole Liptov region and Northern Slovakia.

Pivovar Kastelán

Pivovar Kastelán

Túžba po vlastnom čapovanom pive v príjemnej reštaurácií pod majestátnym bralom Oravského hradu nás viedla k založeniu minipivovaru Kastelán.

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzion Villa Helia is situated in the quiet suburban area of Medzihradné, only 1,200 m from the historic city centre of Dolny Kubin. It offers modern-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi and an on-site hot tub.

Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

Located only 200 m from the historic square of P.O. Hviezdoslava in Dolný Kubín, Penzión Koliba is set in a traditional-style wooden house, typical for the Orava Region. It offers an on-site restaurant and rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi.

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and ski-to-door access, Koliba u Kuba a rekreačné domy is set in Hruštín in the Žilinský kraj Region. Wisła is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera je unikátny komplex ubytovacích, stravovacích služieb v lone nádhernej liptovskej prírody iba 5 minút od centra mesta Ružomberok. Celá stavba je z prírodných materiálov a v duchu slovenskej tradície.

Happy end

Happy end

The Happy End music club offers top-quality entertainment in the centre of the Jasná Low Tatras resort – not only for skiers, snowboarders and visitors of Jasná, but for the whole Liptov region and Northern Slovakia.

Villa Betula Resort

Villa Betula Resort

The family-run Villa Betula is located on the bank of Liptovska Mara Reservoir at the foot of the Choc Mountains and the Western Tatras. It offers a sauna and a traditional Liptov cuisine.

Hotel Koliba Greta

Hotel Koliba Greta

The Hotel Koliba Greta complex in Liptovska Sielnica, right at the Liptovska Mara lake, offers you cosy accommodation in its main hotel building and in 5 charming, wooden houses. All rooms and apartments have a satellite TV and offer free wireless internet access.

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzión Villa Helia

Penzion Villa Helia is situated in the quiet suburban area of Medzihradné, only 1,200 m from the historic city centre of Dolny Kubin. It offers modern-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi and an on-site hot tub.

Penzión Koliba

Penzión Koliba

Located only 200 m from the historic square of P.O. Hviezdoslava in Dolný Kubín, Penzión Koliba is set in a traditional-style wooden house, typical for the Orava Region. It offers an on-site restaurant and rooms with a TV and free Wi-Fi.

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Koliba u Kuba Penzión **

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and ski-to-door access, Koliba u Kuba a rekreačné domy is set in Hruštín in the Žilinský kraj Region. Wisła is 48 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera

Koliba u dobrého pastiera je unikátny komplex ubytovacích, stravovacích služieb v lone nádhernej liptovskej prírody iba 5 minút od centra mesta Ružomberok. Celá stavba je z prírodných materiálov a v duchu slovenskej tradície.

Aquapark Tatralandia

Aquapark Tatralandia

The Tatralandia Holiday Resort is the largest year-round water park with accommodation in all of Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. It’s located in the Liptov Region with its many cultural monuments and unique folk culture, and is surrounded by the Low and High Tatras, the Greater and Lesser Fatra and the Choč Mountains.

Rafting Adventure

Rafting Adventure

ADRENALÍN CENTRUM - rafting, splavy riek, paintball, adventure golf, lukostrelba, vzduchovky, nafukovaci hrad, trampolina....

Aqua-Vital Park Lúčky

Aqua-Vital Park Lúčky

Spa Lúčky lying on the limits of regions Liptov and Orava is the one of oldest in Slovakia. It is popular for it provides complete therapy of gynaecological diseases, and it is the only spa in the county specialised in womens diseases.

Spa Lúčky

Spa Lúčky

Spa Lúčky lying on the limits of regions Liptov and Orava is the one of oldest in Slovakia. It is popular for it provides complete therapy of gynaecological diseases, and it is the only spa in the county specialised in womens diseases. Locals know the mineral springs since 1761.

Gino Paradise Bešeňová

Gino Paradise Bešeňová

This fine park, which is located in the beautiful setting of the Choč Mountains overlooking both the Low and Western Tatras, boasts a wide variety of three indoor and thirteen outdoor pools, nine outdoor water slides, a number of children's slides and hot tubs. The resort also features a new pebble beach that includes a nudist area. Relaxation and entertainment for the whole family are provided all year long.

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

AquaRelax Dolný Kubín

AquaRelax is a modern aqua park in Dolný Kubín, outstanding for its unique pyramid architecture. It uses only crystal-clear water in stainless steel pools.

Aquapark Thermal Oravice

Aquapark Thermal Oravice

The modern thermal park is built in the wonderful surrounding of Orava, close to the border with Poland. The highly mineralized thermal water, which springs in the depth of more than 1 kilometre, works curing/healing on psychic and stress and is used/utilised in balneotherapy.

Thermal Swimming Pool Termal Raj Liptovský Ján

Thermal Swimming Pool Termal Raj Liptovský Ján

The wells of the spa are filled with waters from the Rudolf spring. The water has healing attributes of rheumatic diseases, disorders of female organs, skin and locomotive organ diseases. In the area of the spa you’ll also find swimming pools, relaxational pools, pools for kids and a pool with a fountain.

Water mills in the valley Kvačianska dolina

Water mills in the valley Kvačianska dolina

Experts classify water mills in the valley Kvačianska dolina among the mountain type of mills. They stand in what is often referred to as a most beautiful Slovak valleys, in the mountain range Chočské vrchy. This is one of the last surviving monuments of its kind and in its natural environment.

Liptovský Castle

Liptovský Castle

This highest situated Castle in Slovakia is at the altitude of 993 m in the mountains Chočské vrchy in the north of the country. In the past its owners alternated. The first owners obtained it from the king and it was inherited afterwards.

Havránok

Havránok

The unique archaeological park Havránok is situated next to the dam Liptovská Mara. It is a magical place and the visit of this Park maybe a great experience.

The smelting plant Františkova huta

The smelting plant Františkova huta

In the vicinity of the distinctive village of Podbiel, with its unique complex of folk-architecture buildings, located in the region surrounding the Orava dam, we can find the precious technical monument Františkova huta (Francis’s Smelting Plant).

Zuberec - gothic wooden church of St Elizabeth

Zuberec - gothic wooden church of St Elizabeth

The Late Gothic wooden church of St Elizabeth is the dominant structure in the Museum of the Orava village - open air museum situated only 3 kilometres away of Zuberec near Brestová. It stands in cemetery in the middle of wonderful mountain scenery. The church was originally built in the 19th century and moved here in the 20th century from village Zábrež.

Museum of the Orava Village

Museum of the Orava Village

Three kilometres away from Zuberec, at Brestová, a unique open-air Museum of the Orava Village (Múzeum oravskej dediny) can be visited. Over an area of about 20 hectares, and on both sides of the crystal clean Studený potok brook, is a village containing the typical folk buildings moved here from various regions of Orava.

Podbiel

Podbiel

PODBIEL is a typical village lying in the region of Orava (north of Slovakia) with interesting compound of original log houses called Bobrova rala built in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Leštiny – articled church

Leštiny – articled church

The wooden articled Evangelical church of 1688 with wooden belfry was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Janko Kráľ Museum in Liptovský Mikuláš

Janko Kráľ Museum in Liptovský Mikuláš

The building that houses the museum is one of the most distinctive buildings of the square in the town of Liptovský Mikuláš. It has several names - the County House (Stoličný House), the Illešházy Manor House and the Seliga's House. It features a triple arch that is unusual for the town and stands out from the rest of the buildings on the square's western side.

Events Around

Kvalifikácia AUFGUSS-WM

V Bešeňovej sa bude konať kvalifikácia na majstrovstvá v relaxačných saunových rituáloch – AUFGUSS-WM. Harmónia wellness & spa Bešeňová: 24. – 25.5. 2019

Infofest 2019 – cestovateľský festival

Portál Infoglobe v spolupráci s mestom Liptovský Mikuláš organizuje druhý ročník medzinárodného cestovateľského festivalu Infofest, ktorý sa uskutoční 12. a 13. júla 2019 na Námestí osloboditeľov a v Dome kultúry Liptovský Mikuláš.

Liptovfest 2019

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Liptovfest 2019

Pozývame vás na LIPTOVFEST 2019. Na 5. ročník festivalu dobrej zábavy, jedla a zážitkov.

Šansóny a iné piesne - Liptovský Mikuláš

Richard Müller, Michael Kocáb, Ondřej Soukup Šansóny a iné piesne S tohtoročným projektom “Šansóny a iné piesne” precestuje Richard Müller spolu s  hosťami Michaelom Kocábom a Ondřejom Soukupom celé Slovensko a Česko. Koncertný program bude pozostávať zo šansónových piesní z autorskej dielne Hapka/Horáček, s tematicky nosným albumom V penziónu svět, na ktorom v r. 1988 exceloval okrem iných interpretov Richard Müller aj Michael Kocáb. V programe zaznejú menej hrávané piesne z diskografie R.Müllera, ako aj overené hity v skvelých aranžmánoch  špičkovej sprievodnej skupiny. Termíny koncertov: 23.9.2019 - LIPTOVSKÝ MIKULÁŠ - Dom Kultúry 24.9.2019 - RUŽOMBEROK - DK A.