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Blast Furnace Maša near Liptovský Hrádok

Museum & Gallery, Technical Herritage

Most of us think that mining and metallurgy involve very hard work, but when talking about these industries, we also imagine the little miner dwarfs, so-called „permoník“, who belong to every legend about mining; if these miner dwarfs disappear, the wealth from the mines will fade away as well.

The buildings, where the Exposition of Mining and Metallurgy in Liptov is situated, once belonged to the iron factory from the end of the 18th century. These buildings originally served as a clapper (Klopačka)(which was knocking to announce the beginning and the end of a work day) and a weigh office (Vážnica). Nowadays, both buildings are declared to be technical monuments of the second degree.

In 1792, the inhabitants of the village of Hybe (Hybe is a village in Liptov) were given the permission to forge iron. As a result, they built the smelt house for copper-ore production and the blast furnace called Maša for iron-ore production in „Podjaková“ – situated between Liptovský Hrádok and Kráľova Lehota. Iron ore was then weighed at the weigh office. Copper was used to forge copper sheets, which were transported on so-called “half-rafts” down the river Váh. Then in Ružomberok, these sheets were joined into whole pieces and then transported further up the Danube River to Vienna, where also other delicacies from Liptov were imported, including salt, sheep cheese (bryndza) and cheese.

In Liptovský Hrádok very high-quality iron was processed with the aid of specialists from Germany, who belonged to the Royal workers. Therefore, a new factory for production of rifles, pistols and carbines was built here at the beginning of the 19thcentury.

Nowadays, mining and production of iron ore in Liptovský Hrádok have only historical significance and today’s generation can see only two crossed mining hammers at the lower part of the town’s coat-of-arms.

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Places Around

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.

Malá Stanišovská jaskyňa

Malá Stanišovská jaskyňa

V severnej časti Jánskej doliny v Národnom parku Nízke Tatry vo výške 766 metrov nad morom leží vstup do Stanišovskej jaskyne.

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.

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.

Važecká jaskyňa (cave)

Važecká jaskyňa (cave)

The Važecká jaskyňa cave, which is located on the southern edge of the village of Važec, is the most visited natural landmark of the upper Liptov region. The cave is counted among the best-known paleontological sites as far as discoveries of bones of the cave bear are concerned.

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.

National Park of Nízke Tatry

National Park of Nízke Tatry

Národný park Nízke Tatry (NAPANT) is the largest Slovak National Park. It lies in Central Slovakia and its greatest attractions include numerous karstic phenomena and caves.

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.

Kriváň Mt. (High Tatras)

Kriváň Mt. (High Tatras)

An exceptionally attractive trip is the ascent to the Kriváň Mt. (2,494 m ) a stout peak in the western part of the High Tatras. This mountain is a multiple winner of enquiries about the most beautiful mountain in Slovakia. It is easily recognisable for its conspicuously curved summit, which is the reason why it is called Kriváň (in English Curved Mount).

Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Prosiecka and Kvačianska valleys (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

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.

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.

Tálska Bašta

Tálska Bašta

"Moderná slovenská reštaurácia, v ktorej zažijete nezabudnuteľné gurmánske dobrodružstvo."

Pension Larion

Pension Larion

The family-run Penzion Larion is set in the foothills of Tatra Mountains and offers a restaurant and free Wi-Fi in all areas. There is a playroom for children, while a variety of spa and leisure facilities are available for a charge.

Penzión pod Kriváňom

Penzión pod Kriváňom

Situated in the picturesque village of Dovalovo in Liptovska Kotlina and overlooking the Tatras National Park, Penzion pod Krivanom offers a self-catered accommodation, a garden gazebo, darts, a mini football and a garden with barbecue facilities. Free WiFi is available in the entire property and free private parking is possible on site.

Chateau GrandCastle

Chateau GrandCastle

The rich history of the Grand Castle and manor in Liptovsky Hradok creates an enchanting feel that you are invited to enjoy in this outstanding and luxurious resort.

Motel Hôrky

Motel Hôrky

Motel HÔRKY is located in Vavrišovo and features a garden. Offering a restaurant, the property also features a terrace. Free WiFi is included.

Hotel Smrek **

Hotel Smrek **

Hotel Smrek ponúka ubytovanie v štandardne zariadených izbách. Celková kapacita hotelovej je 55 miest vrátane prístelkou.

Apartmánový dom Martha

Apartmánový dom Martha

Located in Liptovsky Jan, within a 15-minute walk from the thermal baths, Apartmanovy Dom Martha features a garden, and satellite TV in the accommodation. Free WiFi access is provided and there is free private parking on the premises.

Penzión Sankt Johann

Penzión Sankt Johann

Janska Valley’s Penzion Sankt Johann has a sauna, massage facilities, and a tepidarium. The nearest bus station is 300 m away, and a thermal spa and ski area are within 2 km of the property.

Penzion Za vodou

Penzion Za vodou

Penzion Za vodou is located in Liptovský Ján, just 200 m from the Thermal Paradise Liptovsky Jan Thermal Spa. Free WiFi access is available. The rooms feature a TV and a bathroom with shower and free toiletries. You can enjoy mountain views and river views from the room. Extras include satellite channels and cable channels.

Villa Victoria Penzion

Villa Victoria Penzion

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Villa Victoria Penzion enjoys a quiet location in Liptovský Ján in the scenic Liptov Region, 400 m from the thermal pool and 900 m from the Javorovica Ski Area. There is a a playground and a mini zoo on site.

Penzion UNA

Penzion UNA

Situated in the village of Liptovský Ján, Penzión UNA offers accommodation with wellness facilities, a restaurant, meeting and banquet facilities and tennis courts. Free WiFi is available in all areas and there is also a guarded parking.

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.

Permon's Paradise

Permon's Paradise

Permon's Paradise is the largest hotel wellness complex in Slovakia.

Rafting Adventure

Rafting Adventure

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

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.

Golf course Gray Bear Tále

Golf course Gray Bear Tále

The 18-hole golf course Grey Bear is known because it is elegantly composed into the relief of the mountain valley of the Low Tatras. It is a popular resort in the surrounding of the Bystrianska dolina valley.

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.

Lučivná Spa

Lučivná Spa

Lučivná Climatic Spa is located amid a forest park in a scenic area below the Tatras.It is situated 816 metres above sea level. The facility specializes in providing spa treatment to children suffering from non-tuberculous diseases of the respiratory tract.

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.

GrandCastle and manor house Liptovský Hrádok

GrandCastle and manor house Liptovský Hrádok

The Castle Hrádok built on a small hill near the river Belá is situated in the town Liptovský Hrádok in the north of Slovakia. Though several versions of a story narrating the origin of the castle exist, one thing is certain: the first reference to the castle is from 1341.

Ethnographical Museum of Liptov and

Ethnographical Museum of Liptov and

Ethnographical expositions: Blueprint textiles in Liptov, Bobbin lace gallery. Shepherd museum. Exposition: Office of Forestry Chamber prefect of Likava-Hrádok estate, Franz Wissner von Morgenstern.

Museum of Liptov Village

Museum of Liptov Village

Museum of Liptov Village is the most attractive landmark of the Liptov region. It displays the typical folk architecture. The impetus behind the establishing of the museum was the extensive flooding caused by the construction of the Liptovská Mara dam.

War Memorial and Military Cemetery Háj Nicovô

War Memorial and Military Cemetery Háj Nicovô

The outskirts of the town of Liptovský Mikuláš are quietly guarded from the north-eastward by the hill Háj. At this place you can find the commemorative area with a cemetery and the war memorial dedicated to soldiers who were killed particularly in the spring 1945. This place should remain the symbol of patriotism which helped to resist fascism even at the cost of losing soldiers’ lives.

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.

Svätý Kríž - wooden articled Evangelical church

Svätý Kríž - wooden articled Evangelical church

The wooden articled Evangelical church near the village Svätý Kríž is one of the largest wooden buildings in the Central Europe which was moved here from Paludza between 1974 and 1982.

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.

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.

Events Around

Liptov Ride 2019

Hlavnou myšlienkou projektu je vytvoriť priestor pre športových nadšencov, ktorí si môžu vyskúšať kolektívnosť tímu v piatich disciplínach.

Ekopodujatie – GUD WOTA GUD LAEF Nový Zéland, Vanuatu, Fidži

Pozývame Vás na 148. ekopodujatie pod názvom GUD WOTA GUD LAEF Nový Zéland, Vanuatu, Fidži, ktoré sa bude konať dňa 17. apríla o 14.30 hod v priestoroch Slovenského múzea ochrany prírody a jaskyniarstva v Liptovskom Mikuláši na Ul. Školskej 4.

Festival bábkových divadiel – ZA 7 HORAMi

Liptov bude aj v lete 2019 patriť deťom a rozprávkam. Druhý ročník najväčšieho rodinného priestorového festivalu na Slovensku ponúkne vystúpenia piatich divadiel. Naprieč celou Jánskou dolinou bude pripravený bohatý sprievodný program plný zábavy, športu, známych osobností a pravej letnej, rodinnej pohody.

Folklórny festival Východná 2019

Folklórny festival Východná je najstarší a najrozsiahlejší celoslovenský festival s medzinárodnou účasťou na našom území. Každoročne na prahu letnej turistickej sezóny v prvý júlový víkend v atraktívnom prostredí v blízkosti Vysokých i Nízkych Tatier ožijú bohaté ľudové tradície a rázovitá obec Východná sa na niekoľko dní stane centrom slovenskej kultúry.