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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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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.

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.

Bystrianska jaskyňa cave

Bystrianska jaskyňa cave

On the southern end of the village Bystrá below the southern slope of the Low Tatras is the entrance to the Bystrianska jaskyňa cave, which consists of two: the Stará and Nová jaskyňa caves with a total length of more than 3,000 metres.

Tálska Bašta

Tálska Bašta

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

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.

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.

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.

Penzión Diplomat

Penzión Diplomat

Located in Liptovsky Jan, 1 km from the thermal spa, Penzion Diplomat offers a large garden with barbecue facilities and a children’s playground. Billiards, darts and a gym is available for the guests, and free Wi-Fi is provided in the entire building.

Zemianska kúria u Rudolfa **

Zemianska kúria u Rudolfa **

Zrekonštruovaná Zemianska kúria - kaštieľ pochádza z polovice 18 storočia, situovaná je v starej časti Liptovského Jána ako súčasť pamiatkovej zóny. Areál kúrie sa skladá z viacerých objektov, ktoré sú spojené do funkčného celku.

Hotel Svätojánsky Kaštieľ ***

Hotel Svätojánsky Kaštieľ ***

Situated in the renaissance building from the 17th century in the village of Liptovsky Jan, Svatojansky Kastiel offers en-suite accommodation, a wellness center, a restaurant, a café bar, a summer terrace and a children´s playground. Free WiFi is available in entire property and free private parking is possible on-site.

Hotel Strachanovka ***

Hotel Strachanovka ***

Located in the Janska Dolina Valley in Liptov, Hotel Strachanovka has steam herbal and Finish sauna and a hot tub, as well as a restaurant with a summer terrace. Free internet and free private parking are available.

Liptovský dvor ****

Liptovský dvor ****

Hotel**** Liptovský dvor je malá rozprávková dedinka pozostávajúca z 15 samostatných dreveníc – apartmánov, hlavnej budovy a Relax centrom. Samozrejme nesmie chýbať zvonica, a studňa z ktorej vyviera potok tečúci naším areálom.

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.

Skicentrum Opalisko Závažná Poruba

Skicentrum Opalisko Závažná Poruba

The family skiing centre at Opalisko is situated in the Liptov region in the Low Tatras above the Závažná Poruba municipality. The centre offers a two-chair lift and four standard ski lifts. The prepared tracks are ideal for both beginner and advanced skiers and snowboardists. The total length of ski slopes in the centre is 3.2 km.

Ski centrum Bačova roveň

Ski centrum Bačova roveň

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski centrum Bačova roveň – Vyšná Boca zasahuje do regiónov Nízke Tatry – SEVER, Liptov. Základná stanica sa nachádza v nadmorskej výške 1000 m n.m. a najvyššie položený bod strediska je vo výške 1360 m n.m., celkové prevýšenie teda predstavuje 360 metrov. Najlepšie snehové podmienky stredisko poskytuje v mesiacoch december až marec. Celková dĺžka zjazdoviek je 2,96 km.

Žiar – Dolinky

Žiar – Dolinky

Lyžiarske stredisko Žiar – Dolinky zasahuje do regiónov Liptov, Vysoké Tatry. Základná stanica sa nachádza v nadmorskej výške 810 m n.m. a najvyššie položený bod strediska je vo výške 902 m n.m., celkové prevýšenie teda predstavuje 92 metrov. Najlepšie snehové podmienky stredisko poskytuje v mesiacoch december až marec.

STIV Čertovica

STIV Čertovica

Lyžiarske stredisko STIV Čertovica sa nachádza v regióne Nízke Tatry – SEVER. Základná stanica sa nachádza v nadmorskej výške 1238 m n.m. a najvyššie položený bod strediska je vo výške 1380 m n.m., celkové prevýšenie teda predstavuje 142 metrov. Najlepšie snehové podmienky stredisko poskytuje v mesiacoch december až marec. Celková dĺžka zjazdoviek je 1,1 km a z nich je 0,6 km umelo zasnežovaných.

Ski Centrum Čertovica

Ski Centrum Čertovica

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski Centrum Čertovica zasahuje do regiónov Nízke Tatry –SEVER, Liptov. Základná stanica sa nachádza v nadmorskej výške 1120 m n.m. a najvyššie položený bod strediska je vo výške 1460 m n.m., celkové prevýšenie teda predstavuje 340 metrov. Najlepšie snehové podmienky stredisko poskytuje v mesiacoch december až marec. Celková dĺžka zjazdoviek je 5,45 km a z nich je 1,5 km umelo zasnežovaných.

Ski Žiarce – Pavčina Lehota

Ski Žiarce – Pavčina Lehota

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski Žiarce – Pavčina Lehota sa nachádza v regióne Nízke Tatry – SEVER. Základná stanica sa nachádza v nadmorskej výške 760 m n.m. a najvyššie položený bod strediska je vo výške 907 m n.m., celkové prevýšenie teda predstavuje 147 metrov. Najlepšie snehové podmienky stredisko poskytuje v mesiacoch december až marec. Celková dĺžka zjazdoviek je 1,9 km.

Jasná Nízke Tatry

Jasná Nízke Tatry

Unique views, a broad range of pistes and modern lifts are all waiting at Jasná Nízke Tatry, the largest ski area in Slovakia. Jasná offers 46 km of pistes, 30 lifts and tow lines and 15 bars and restaurants.

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.

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