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The Castle of Slovenská Ľupča

Castle

One of the best preserved castles in Slovakia stands above the village Slovenská Ľupča at the foothills of the mountains Nízke Tatry.

The history of the Ľupčiansky hrad Castle is linked with the 13th century. The castle was part of dowry of Queens of Kingdom of Hungary. Thanks to its position near extensive forests full of game, the ruler often visited it. In 1620 the castle became property of the Széchy family. Marrying with Mária Széchy, Juraj Wesselényi, the Hungarian paladin, won the castle.

In spite of the fact that the leader of the Rebellion of Estates against the Habsburg ruler used it as his residence, the Emperors anger did not affect the castle itself. It survived in good condition until the modern times.

The State owned in the 19th century and used it for orphanage since 1873. Later the female religious order occupied it and during the Slovak National Uprising in the Second World War the Nazis converted the Castle into a prison for rebels.

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Places Around

Cable-car TELEMIX

Cable-car TELEMIX

During the summer season take the modern 6 seater TELEMIX Nová hoľa cable-car up to the peak of Nová hoľa.

Harmanecká jaskyňa cave

Harmanecká jaskyňa cave

The Harmanecká jaskyňa cave is situated in the Veľká Fatra Mts. The cave is known for occurrence of rare white soft sinter, tall pagodas and sinter lakes.

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

The primeval forest of Badínsky prales, with its rare primary fir and beech habitat almost untouched by human activity, is one of the oldest protected areas in Slovakia. It was visited by Prince Charles in 2000.

Arboretum Borová hora

Arboretum Borová hora

The Arboretum Borová hora in the town of Zvolen in central Slovakia is remarkable even in the European context, as it concentrates original wood species in their generic and geographic diversity. There is also the biggest collection of rose plants in Slovakia.

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.

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.

The centre of Europe (Kremnické Bane)

The centre of Europe (Kremnické Bane)

In a beautiful place near Kremnické Bane, central Slovakia, a stone is erected next to an ancient church of John Baptist. It reminds the passers-by that it is exactly here that the geographical centre of Europe is situated.

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Kremnica, the town situated in central Slovakia in Kremnické vrchy mountains won an attribute of the Golden Town. Gold was mined in its environs for centuries. It was also in Kremnica where golden coins were struck using the metal of the local ore. The mining past of Kremnica is witnessed to by several technical monuments.

Pilsner Restaurant

Pilsner Restaurant

Vitajte v srdci Stredného Slovenska, Vitajte v Banskej bystrici, Vitajte v Plzenskej reštaurácii...

Le Roy Bar & Café

Le Roy Bar & Café

Leroy Bar & Café nie je len podnik, kde si môžete dať kvalitnú kávu, ale aj miesto, kde si môžete prísť oddýchnuť od každodenného zhonu. Snažíme sa, aby ste sa u nás cítili príjemne a po každej návšteve sa chceli ku nám znovu vrátiť.

Donovalský pivovar

Donovalský pivovar

Donovalský pivovar sa zrodil v krásnych, no drsných horách stredného Slovenska. Jeho život sa začal našim odvážnym a pritom tak prostým odhodlaním: už od počiatku variť poctivé pivo. Náš unikátny pivovar okrem útulnej reštaurácie ponúka aj čerstvé pekárenské výrobky z vlastnej pekárne a útulnú kaviareň. Milovníkom hôr prinášame osobitú skupinu pív, z ktorej je každé jedno výnimočné.

Reštaurácia Čierna Ovca

Reštaurácia Čierna Ovca

Čierna Ovca sa nachádza na rozhraní Veľkej Fatry a Kremnických vrchov v bezprostrednej blízkosti sviežeho horského potoka. Jedinečnosť tohto prostredia znásobuje prítomnosť Harmaneckej jaskyne, ktorej návšteva začína aj končí, práve u nás. A preto doprajte kulinársky zážitok svojmu telu, v krásnom prostredí Národného parku Veľká Fatra.

Tálska Bašta

Tálska Bašta

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

Koliba u Rytiera

Koliba u Rytiera

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Koliba u Rytiera is situated in Zvolen, 3.2 km from Zvolen Castle. Zvolen Castle is 3.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

Hotel SAD, turistická ubytovňa *

Hotel SAD, turistická ubytovňa *

Easily reachable from the R1 Highway, Hotel SAD is located 3.5 km east of Banska Bystrica's centre and offers you simply furnished rooms and a common room with shared kitchen and free WiFi. The next bus stop is 300 m away. Sweets, drinks and basic toiletries can be bought at the reception. A refrigerator is available for rent.The next restaurant is 500 m away and a supermarket can be found 1.5 km from the SAD hotel. If you stay longer than 3 nights, on-site parking is offered free of charge. The Selce and Kraliky ski areas are 5 km away.

Hotel Lux ***

Hotel Lux ***

Hotel Lux is set centrally in Banská Bystrica and 300 m from Slovenske Narodne Povstanie Square, offering a restaurant with a terrace and a garden. WiFi and private parking are free of charge on site.

Hotel Sachticka

Hotel Sachticka

Horský Hotel Sachticka in Banská Bystrica has a swimming pool with a counter current and tennis courts. Saunas, a steam bath, massage tub, fitness center and horse stables are also on site.

Penzión Grand

Penzión Grand

Situated in the historical centre of Banská Bystrica, popular winter and summer tourist destination with an easy access to the surrounding mountains, Penzión Grand offers accommodation in rooms, free WiFi and free on-site parking.

Penzión Villa Maura

Penzión Villa Maura

Situated a 10-minute walk from the centre of Banská Bystrica, Penzion Villa Maura provides breakfast every morning including home-made cakes, private parking and free Wi-Fi.

Penzión Moyzes

Penzión Moyzes

Located in the centre of Banska Bystrica, Penzion Moyzes offers rooms with wooden furniture and free WiFi access. Free private parking is possible on site.

Hotel Kúria ***

Hotel Kúria ***

Housed in a historic building dating back to the 16th century, Hotel Kuria is set only 100 m from the Banská Bystrica’s pedestrian zone with all tourist attractions. It offers an on-site restaurant and spacious accommodation with free wired internet access.

Urpí­n City Residence ***

Urpí­n City Residence ***

Urpin City Residence is just 150 m away from the State Opera, in Banska Bystrica’s historical centre. Its modern and spacious studios have free WiFi and well equipped kitchenettes with electric cookers.

Hotel Arcade ***

Hotel Arcade ***

Hotel Arcade sa nachádza v historickej budove zo 16. storočia na malom námestí v centre Banskej Bystrice. Bezplatne vám ponúka pripojenie na internet a parkovisko. Vo všetkých izbách je vám k dispozícii satelitná TV, minibar a kúpeľňa. Využívať môžete bezplatné káblové pripojenie na internet. Na Námestie SNP s vežou s hodinami, k historickým budovám, do reštaurácií a barov sa dostanete pešo za 2 minúty.

Hotel Národný dom

Hotel Národný dom

Housed in a listed building in Art Deco style, the Narodny dom hotel is the only hotel in Banská Bystrica located directly in the historical centre next to the main square.

Koliba u Rytiera

Koliba u Rytiera

Offering a garden and sun terrace, Koliba u Rytiera is situated in Zvolen, 3.2 km from Zvolen Castle. Zvolen Castle is 3.2 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

Selce – Čachovo

Selce – Čachovo

Lyžiarske stredisko Selce – Čachovo sa nachádza na úpätí Nízkych Tatier v Starohorských vrchoch asi 3,5 km od centra obce Selce. Z historického centra Banskej Bystrice je vzdialené len necelých 10 km, preto je považované za prímestské rekreačné a lyžiarske centrum.

Spa of Brusno

Spa of Brusno

In the quite atmosphere of the forested valley of the Brusnianka brook and below the majestic tops of mountains Nízke Tatry will one find the spa of Brusno.

Šachtičky

Šachtičky

Lyžiarske stredisko Šachtičky zasahuje do regiónov Nízke Tatry JUH, Veľká Fatra, Liptov.

Fun arena Donovaly Trampolines

Fun arena Donovaly Trampolines

Bungee trampolines are without doubt one of the most demanded attractions of amusement parks of recent years. They are a combination of an aluminium constructions, latex rubber and a very springy trampoline, all thought up by VIV Slovakia, s.r.o. Everything is driven by precisely tuned motors. There are 4 independent trampolines on each of which the jumper, secured in a special harness fastened to the X-jump part of the trampoline, can achieve heights of up to 7m and also forward and backwards moves thanks to the rubber which also maintain the balance of the jumper.

Fun arena Donovaly E- Scooters

Fun arena Donovaly E- Scooters

Discover Donovaly quickly, ecologically and comfortably from the seat of a modern e-scooter and enjoy a lot of fun on two wheels.

Cable-car TELEMIX

Cable-car TELEMIX

During the summer season take the modern 6 seater TELEMIX Nová hoľa cable-car up to the peak of Nová hoľa.

Riders park

Riders park

Every night our ratraks and professional park crew go over the runs and fine tune them so everything is perfect for you the next day.

Fun arena Donovaly Rope centre

Fun arena Donovaly Rope centre

The rope centre is located in the forest bordering the main E77 road from Banská Bystrica and Ružomberok and with a length of more than 500m is one of the longest and largest rope centres in the whole of Slovakia.

Tiny mouse childen’s park

Tiny mouse childen’s park

The Donovaly Fun Arena adrenaline centre is expanding during the summer of 2017 with a unique novelty for Slovakia - a children's aqua experience-educational park with 9 attractions, which follow one another and form one whole experience.

Slovak Ski Museum in Podkonice

Slovak Ski Museum in Podkonice

The Slovak Ski Museum in Podkonice is a unique museum showcasing skis, some of them being more than 100 years old. Similar museums can only be found in the United States of America and in Finland, thus it is the third of its kind in the world.

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Postal Museum Banská Bystrica

Poštové múzeum v Banskej Bystrici je unikátne múzeum svojho druhu na Slovensku. Expozícia obsahuje predmety, dokumentujúce vývoj poštovníctva, filatelistickú zbierku poštových známok aj sekciu pre deti s názvom Detská pošta.

Central Slovakia Gallery

Central Slovakia Gallery

The Central Slovakia Gallery (formerly the State Gallery in Banská Bystrica) is a gallery presenting modern and contemporary art. It focuses mainly on the presentation and documentation of free graphic arts of the latter half of the 20thcentury, as well as on contemporary art.

Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Divadlo Štúdio tanca je etablovaným profesionálnym tanečným divadlom. Na slovenskú scénu dlhodobo prináša autorské projekty, ktorými približuje publiku súčasný tanec a filozofiu moderného tanečného divadla.

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

Farský kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie v Banskej Bystrici

Rímskokatolícky farský kostol Panny Márie je súčasťou Banskej Bystrice už sedem storočí. Postavili ho nemeckí waldbürgeri (banskí ťažiari) ako prvú stavbu Mestského hradu a dodnes je tento kostol jeho najväčšou pýchou, poukazujúcou na slávne časy Stredoveku v banských mestách stredného Slovenska.

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

Banská Bystrica Town Castle

The town castle was once formed by several ancient buildings in the central Slovakian metropolis Banská Bystrica. Its task was to protect the income proceedings of copper and silver mining for the royal treasury.

Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

The Central Slovakia Museum is an institution that focuses on keeping record of the development of society and nature in Banská Bystrica region.

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

Kremnica, the town situated in central Slovakia in Kremnické vrchy mountains won an attribute of the Golden Town. Gold was mined in its environs for centuries. It was also in Kremnica where golden coins were struck using the metal of the local ore. The mining past of Kremnica is witnessed to by several technical monuments.

Events Around

SLAVIA - koncert ruskej kapely

Prijmite pozvanie dňa  24.2.2019 o 16,00 hod. do Banskej Bystrice – Misijného domu, kde sa uskutoční originálny koncert alternatívnej ruskej kapely SLAVIA z Rostova na Done, členmi ktorej sú mladí, umelecky vzdelaní muzikanti a speváci, ktorí spracúvajú krásne ľudové piesne do moderných žánrov a zvukov. Ľudová pieseň je kľúčom k srdcu každého.

Rusín Čendeš Orchestra - krst CD Cossack Attack

Čendeš krstí nový album a ty možeš byť pri tom! Zoskupenie mladých hudobníkov RUSÍN ČENDEŠ ORCHESTRA vzniklo v lete roku 2011.World music kapelu tvoria muzikanti zo stredného Slovenska - Silné mužské a ženské vokály, dvojo huslí, gitara, cimbal a kontrabas v moderných aranžmánoch rusínskych ľudových piesní. Hlavnou myšlienkou je interpretácia Rusínskeho folklóru netradičným spôsobom a preto vo svojej hudbe mladí muzikanti spájajú prvky ľudovej, klasickej a populárnej hudby, balkánskych rytmov či jazzových prvkov.

KORBEN DALLAS – BAZÉN TOUR

Korben Dallas vydávajú v marci 2019 nový štúdiový album pod názvom Bazén. Producentom nahrávky je britský hudobník a skladateľ Eddie Stevens (Moloko, Sia, Jana Kirschner). Kapela album predstaví na jarnom turné, v rámci ktorého zavítajú do deviatich slovenských a českých miest. Korben Dallas sa za pár rokov vypracovali z undergroundovej scény na jednu z najžiadanejších slovenských klubových a festivalových kapiel.