River Bělá - Liptovská - Slovakia
The river sources in High Tatra Mountains, in south direction of Kriváň Peak, as a confluence of Tichý and Koprovský brook.
SK, Dovalovo – Urban District of Liptovsky Hradok Worth Visiting
Today we will take you to the district of Liptovský Hrádok - Dovalov. It was administratively attached to this charming town in 1971, although its size is larger than Hrádok itself.
The unbound Tatranian river of Belá flows through the former independent village with its left side tributary, the Dovalovec stream. Excellent transport accessibility is provided by buses, but also the presence of the D1 motorway.
The highway itself forms an inseparable panorama of the city district. On its edge stretches over half a kilometer long highway bridge Dovalovec, which ranks among the longest road bridges in Slovakia, but also a slightly shorter bridge Bela (about 300 m).
From the very beginning, Dovalovo was a serf settlement formed by the Liptov-Hradok estate. In the past, Liptovská Kokava (then Nové Dovalovo) was a part of the village. The original population was engaged in livestock breeding, weighing wood from the surrounding forests and, of course, agriculture. Crafts were also developing, even the Doval Bricklayers were the first in the county to start building brick houses instead of traditional wooden ones. Unusual is also the local dialect and pseudonyms indicating individual parts of the village.
And now we will go to the sights! The most precious is the Gothic Roman Catholic Church of St. Martin of Tours (this saint has the city district depicted in the coat of arms) from the 13th century. The single-nave building with a tower, fortifications and beautiful murals is situated on a hill in the middle of the former village. A little further stands the Evangelical Church from 1673, which was rebuilt and fortified in the 17th century and baroqueized in the 18th century. The late Gothic winged altar of St. Martin bishop and st. Stephen the First Martyr, who became a collection jewel of the Slovak National Museum in Martin. Another medieval inventory of the church was taken to Budapest, so today's classicist building offers much younger works of art by the famous painter Peter Michal Bohúň.
n the once independent village you would also find several important historical buildings, such as a valuable historical core with an interesting urban structure in the part Vyšný konec, Chapel of St. John of Nepomuk, monument to fallen citizens in the I. and II. World War II with unique decoration (Slovak double cross) or birth house of a famous intellectual with Slovak national interests, founder of the Slovak newspaper and prominent builder Ján Nepomuk Bobula.
There is also Gašperík's villa with a garden gazebo, Peninist's House, a chapel above Dovalov from 1862, reminiscent of a tragic event when a shepherd with oxen was killed in a storm (also a symbol of an old trade route from Liptov to Spiš). used for storing crops. The natural beauty of the city offers several hiking tours to the surrounding national parks.
And in a week we will end our visit to Liptov region in Liptovský Hrádok.
GPS: 49°02'57.1"N 19°45'32.9"E
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: HIK, o.z.
We return to a small but beautiful town Liptovský Hrádok. In addition to the natural beauty of the confluence of the Váh and Bela, the natural parallel bar Skalka or an exceptional arboretum, it also offers a number of technical, medieval or historical monuments and attractions.
This time we will take you to the well-known Liptov village Bešeňová, which is sought after mainly for the year-round water park and geothermal springs reaching up to 70 ° C. We will guide you not only through this amazing attraction, but also visit other sights of the village.
Today we visit one of the most interesting towns in Liptov. It is interesting for its history, art, architecture, and nature. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Jan. The town is set in the mouth of Janska Valley at the Nizke Tatry.
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This time we visit West Tatra Mounains, 10 kilometers northeast of Liptovsky Mikulas. There we visit the quiant town of Ziar.
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Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda square was the place we visited previously. Back then, we already noticed the Slovakian Museum of Enviromental Protection and Caves.
On this day, we visit Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda, a square in Liptovsky Mikulas quite hidden from sight. On this small piece of land adjacent to historic center of the city, significant historic events took place.
Today we visit the district of Liptovský Mikuláš, more precisely two picturesque Liptov villages, which are located near the highway D1 (exit Liptovský Hrádok).
The Liptov region in central Slovakia is very diverse. Every year it lures many visitors. It is thanks to its beautiful nature, very diverse in fact. Except for tourist and bicycle trails it has a lot of beauty left in the underground. There are also thermal springs or you can learn a lot of about history there. Also people loving adrenaline will enjoy it.
After a visit in a small yet very interesting museum called the Underground below the Towers in Liptovsky Jan. The museum is focused on coins from their very beginnings deep below surface until they are actually made in the mint. We quickly moved from Janska Valley to see this. The guide from Stanisovska Cave had been waiting for us there.