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Arboretum Borová hora

Botanical, Zoological garden

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.

The Arboretum is situated in the middle part of the basin of the Hron river, about 3 kilometres from the centre of Zvolen and it is administered as the scientific and pedagogical department of the Technical University of Zvolen.

The Arboretum was established in 1965 and has been built up since then. Its area is almost 50 hectares. It contains to near 500 wood species and their 1,000 forms, cultivars and 1,500 geographical centres of origin, in total more than 14 thousand single plants/trees.

The collection of rose plants in this Arboretum is especially interesting and valuable. It consists of more than 800 varieties, in total more than 4 thousand bushes and the aim is to archive rose varieties bred in the former Kingdom of Austria and Hungary, Czech territory and Slovakia and what is more, to collect resistant varieties from abroad.

The collection of 700 species of cactuses and succulent plants from Mexico and Southern America, kept in greenhouses, intrigues visitors as well.

With regard to the extremly high value of concentrated collections, the Arboretum Borova Hora is protected area.

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Badínsky prales (Primeval Forest of Badín)

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Mining monuments in Kremnica

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Arboretum Kysihýbel

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Villa Green

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Penzión Aira

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Penzión Franko

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Franko Hotel ***

Franko Hotel ***

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Holidaypark Kováčová

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Ski Králiky

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Skalka arena

Skalka arena

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Ski Krahule

Ski Krahule

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Selce – Čachovo

Selce – Čachovo

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Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theatre (Divadlo Jozefa Gregora Tajovského)

Jozef Gregor Tajovský Theatre (Divadlo Jozefa Gregora Tajovského)

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Zvolen Castle

Zvolen Castle

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The Pustý hrad Castle

The Pustý hrad Castle

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Hronsek – articled church

Hronsek – articled church

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

The memorial of Matej Bel (Očová)

The memorial of Matej Bel (Očová)

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Chateau of Vígľaš

Chateau of Vígľaš

Východne od Zvolena na strednom Slovensku nad obcou Vígľaš stojí rovnomenný zámok. Počiatky slovanského hradiska siahajú do stredoveku, kde vznikol kláštorný objekt spravovaný templárskym rádom.

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

Hotel The Grand Vígľaš ****

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State Opera Banská Bystrica

State Opera Banská Bystrica

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Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

Central Slovakia Museum Banská Bystrica

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Mining monuments in Kremnica

Mining monuments in Kremnica

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