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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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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.

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.

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.

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).

Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

Veľký Choč Mt. (Chočské vrchy Mts.)

The mountain Veľký Choč towering above the dividing line between regions Liptov and Orava is one of the most beautiful in Slovakia. Prevailingly spruce woods cover the mountain and in the highest parts a continuous growth of dwarf pines (unique in this whole mountain range) can be seen. For well-conserved forest bioncenoses with rare flora which in places acquire the nature of virgin forest, it was designated the National Nature Reserve.

Lúčky Waterfall

Lúčky Waterfall

Even though Slovakia does not stand out as a large country with huge waterfalls, it can be proud of having more than two hundred registered waterfalls. With regard to the area of Slovakia, we can say that this number is unique.

Butterfly garden

Butterfly garden

Objavte život viac ako 3.000 tropických motýľov v Liptov Aréne Tatralandia. Motýlia záhrada nie je obyčajná výstava, ale pestrofarebná oáza kvetov a motýľov, kde sledujete ich pokojný, čarovný život, s novinkami: najkrajšími vtákmi sveta, tunelom odvahy s obrovskými netopiermi a krásnymi teráriami.

Zoo Kontakt

Zoo Kontakt

Najväčšia kontaktná zoologická záhrada na Liptove. Zoo Kontakt poskytuje osobný kontakt s viac ako 300 zvieratkami len 50 m od motýlej záhrady. V sprievode ošetrovateľa zažite kŕmenie, vypočujte si zaujímavé informácie o zvieratkách a naučte sa, ako sa o ne starať + bonus: sokoliari Vám predvedú ukážky letu dravých vtákov.

Bešeňová Travertine Formation

Bešeňová Travertine Formation

The village of Bešeňová is one of the few precious places with occurrence of "freshwater" limestone, so-called travertine. These precious calcite forms arised thanks to mineral contents of water, its temperature and, of course, the surface and structure of the landscape. If you have some free time, come and visit this "forsaken" pit situated to the north of the village.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rafting Adventure

Rafting Adventure

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

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.

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.

Leštiny – articled church

Leštiny – articled church

The wooden articled Evangelical church of 1688 with wooden belfry was included in 2008, along with seven wooden churches of the Slovak part of Carpathian Mountain Area, on the UNESCO Word Heritage List.

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Liptov Ride 2020 - ZRUŠENÝ

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TEMNÉ KECY - Námestovo - Caffe Bar TWIX

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