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The smelting plant Františkova huta

Technical Herritage

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).

The remains of Františkova huta are located within the area of Nižná, left of the road leading from Podbiel to Roháče. It was built in 1836.

Fragments of the iron-hammer, feeder and sewage conduit, blower chamber, factory hall and the blast furnace have been preserved until today.

Iron ore smelting demonstrations using the ancient technology take place there in late August as part of the popular Ironwork Days.

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Places Around

Go down the river by raft

Go down the river by raft

A unique rafting trip on the river Orava under the Red and White Rocks. In addition to the unforgettable scenery during the cruise, visitors have the opportunity to refresh themselves with a regional drink with a cultural insert.

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.

Laser Game VOLCANO

Laser Game VOLCANO

Experience an adrenaline shooter in Námestovo as well! Come and enjoy a pleasant time with friends, where you have fun.

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.

Brestovská jaskyňa

Brestovská jaskyňa

Brestovská Cave is the first accessible cave in Orava and the Western Tatras. It is an underground part of an extensive hydrological system. At its bottom is a river with an active watercourse with seven siphons. The cave is characterized by a remarkable morphology of the premises and rare cave fauna.

Orava (dam)

Orava (dam)

The water reservoir Orava is the result of artificial blocking of the river Orava in northern Slovakia as the remedy to frequent floods. It spreads as far as the Polish frontier. There is an island in the middle of the reservoir called Slanický ostrov – the favourite destinations of trippers.

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

The only ESCAPE PLAN in the whole region can be found in Námestovo. The three rooms Mystery Traveler's Mystery, Thegodfather and Family Mystery are the ideal place to spend your free time with family or friends. The principle of the game is the development of the team spirit of the team and systematically helps to improve group performance.

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).

Wooden Fish House NA HÁKU

Wooden Fish House NA HÁKU

The fishmonger offers you an active use of free time for all those who love nature, fresh air and especially fish. It is an ideal place for families with children and for everyone who wants to get rid of the worries of everyday life.

FUN arena Liptov

FUN arena Liptov

FUN arena = fun for young and old. Spice up your day in Liptov. Sport, adrenaline, but also relaxation await you. A holiday full of amazing experiences :)

Zipline Kubínska

Zipline Kubínska

The longest and most modern ZIPLINE in Central and Eastern Europe with a length of 1234 m is guaranteed to take your breath away.

Orava rafting

Orava rafting

Do you want to experience a romantic holiday in the beautiful corners of the river Orava with a touch of adventure? Or a little adrenaline on the wild water? Come rafting with us!

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.

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.

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.

Salaš Krajinka

Salaš Krajinka

Rodinný salaš s 300 ovečkami ,výrobou syrov, 100% bryndzou , pekárňou , reštauráciou a s múzeom hospodárskych strojov . Založený v roku 2001.

Hotel Arman ***

Hotel Arman ***

Situated in the village of Nižná in Orava region, Hotel Arman features a spa centre with different saunas, free WiFi and a restaurant.

Penzión Oravský Zrub

Penzión Oravský Zrub

Penzion Oravsky Zrub is set in Nižná nad Oravou, in a traditional wooden building of Orava region. Featuring free Wi-Fi and a traditional Slovak restaurant, it offers a hot tub, playground and a terrace with barbecue facilities.

Penzión Centrum

Penzión Centrum

Penzión Centrum is situated in Oravský Biely Potok, 29 km from Zakopane and 42 km from Białka Tatrzanska. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Orava

Penzión Orava

Located in Habovka, surrounded by the Western Tatras National Park, Penzion Orava offers a terrace with barbecue facilities, a table tennis, a table football and free WiFi in all areas. Free parking is possible on site.

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.

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.

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.

Go down the river by raft

Go down the river by raft

A unique rafting trip on the river Orava under the Red and White Rocks. In addition to the unforgettable scenery during the cruise, visitors have the opportunity to refresh themselves with a regional drink with a cultural insert.

Laser Game VOLCANO

Laser Game VOLCANO

Experience an adrenaline shooter in Námestovo as well! Come and enjoy a pleasant time with friends, where you have fun.

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

The only ESCAPE PLAN in the whole region can be found in Námestovo. The three rooms Mystery Traveler's Mystery, Thegodfather and Family Mystery are the ideal place to spend your free time with family or friends. The principle of the game is the development of the team spirit of the team and systematically helps to improve group performance.

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.

FUN arena Liptov

FUN arena Liptov

FUN arena = fun for young and old. Spice up your day in Liptov. Sport, adrenaline, but also relaxation await you. A holiday full of amazing experiences :)

Zipline Kubínska

Zipline Kubínska

The longest and most modern ZIPLINE in Central and Eastern Europe with a length of 1234 m is guaranteed to take your breath away.

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.

Orava rafting

Orava rafting

Do you want to experience a romantic holiday in the beautiful corners of the river Orava with a touch of adventure? Or a little adrenaline on the wild water? Come rafting with us!

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.

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.

Tvrdošín – All Saints church

Tvrdošín – All Saints church

The pride of Tvrdošín and its oldest preserved building is the Gothic wooden Roman-Catholic All Saints church (Kostol Všetkých svätých) situated in the local cemetery. In 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, it was included on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

Orava Castle

Orava Castle

The most attractive tourist locality of the northern Slovakia is the Orava Castle lying on the river Orava near the village Oravský Podzámok, below impressive cliffs. In 1370, it became a county castle and the seat of the Orava Castle estate, which included almost the whole region of Orava.

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.

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.

The memorial of Anton Bernolák (Slanický ostrov)

The memorial of Anton Bernolák (Slanický ostrov)

The birthplace of the first man to codify the literary Slovak - Anton Bernolák -disappeared under the level of the Oravská priehrada dam. A church was the only building to remain of the village. It stands on the Slanický ostrov island. A memorial was built there to commemorate its famous native.

Slanica Island of Art

Slanica Island of Art

Permanent expositions of the traditional folk art from the collections of the Orava Gallery (Oravská galéria) have been located in the beautiful natural scenery of Slanica Island of Art, in the centre of the Oravská priehrada dam.

Events Around

Vrchárska koruna liptovská

Vrchárska koruna Liptovská poteší všetkých bikerov, ktorí radi cielene alebo aj bezcielne blúdia po kopcoch. Pre všetkých bláznov, ktorí sú ochotní šliapať na horskú chatu v oblakoch pre jedno vytúžené chladené… Vrchárska koruna Liptovská tomuto blúdeniu nenasadí papuču, len dá trochu viac zmyslu do blúdenia a možno pomôže objaviť mnohým bikerom nové miesta.

VEŽE DO NEBA

Sep 17Jan 8, 2022
VEŽE DO NEBA

Galéria Kolomana Sokola - Interaktívna výstava pre deti, kde sa dozvedia zaujímavosti o vysokých stavbách.

Októberfest 2021

Oct 18Oct 31
Októberfest 2021

𝐎𝐤𝐭𝐨́𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐭 na Liptove poteší všetkých milovníkov 🍻 Vybehnite s priateľmi na pravé orosené, potešte svoje chuťové poháriky degustáciou až 23 druhov pív v Sojka resort alebo si objednajte súdok piva na opekačku či guláš k vám domov z Pivovar Liptovar & pivovarská reštaurácia! Naviac, Maladinovo bude hostiť sládka priamo z Pivovaru Bernard a v Zelený Štvorec Caffe & Shop vás k pivku potešia Liptovské droby 🤤! V októbri o pivko na Liptove jednoducho núdza určite nebude! Viac info na profiloch alebo weboch jendotlivých barov a reštaurácií. Nazdravie všetkým 18+!

TAJOMSTVÁ MIKROSVETA

Slovenské múzeum ochrany prírody a jaskyniarstva, ul. Školská - pozorovanie mikroskopických detailov prírody

1. ADVENTNÝ KONCERT

16.00 - Rímskokatolícky kostol sv. Mikuláša - Venujme si čas...Aneta Lednická (husle), Ágnes Kolozsi (flauta), Zuzana Michalíková (violončelo), Tomáš Michalík (spev), vstupné bezplatné

2. ADVENTNÝ KONCERT

15.00 Nádvorie Čierneho orla - Daj Boh šťastia... Fsk Javorníček Z Hvozdnice, vstupné bezplatné

3. ADVENTNÝ KONCERT

16.00 Evanjelický kostol Liptovský Mikuláš - Sklonili sa nebesá ... Speváčka JANAIS s kapelou

4. ADVENTNÝ KONCERT

16.00 - Gotický kostol sv. Petra z Alkantary v Okoličnom - Piesňodary, pesničkárske duo SVETLAN & MATÚŠ a ich vznešený minimalizmus, vstupné bezplatné