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SK, Svit – Exceptional Place for a Walk
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No. of pictures: 48 pictures
In the northwestern part of the Spis region, near the city of Poprad, there is a beautiful town of of Svit. Its history began late, in 1934. It doesn’t have an impact on its uniqueness though. In the small town, one can see unusual architecture like brick houses , large industrial factories, beautiful nature, surrounding forests, or rest areas. And also places of public life. The town is clean, pathways, roads are well maintained, and locals kind. Thanks to all these characteristics we recommend you Svit.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photo: Oskár Mažgút, Karin Hörmannová
This time we will go to the sub-Tatra basin, approximately 3 kilometers southeast of Poprad. Our goal will be the village of Gánovce, famous for the archaeological finding of a cast of the Neanderthal brain or the fossilized prints of the flora of the time.
Autumn weather is ideal for biking, so today we introduce routes that are suitable for the whole family. We head to the east of Poprad in Slovakia and from there pure adventure awaits.
The Kozie Chrbty is an area rather unknown to fans of treking. On the other hand, it is a mountain range which you may find quite attractive for its vistas over the Tatras. We take you through the winter landscape around the highest mountain of the said mountain range.
After a short introduction of Tomas Bata in the previous work, today we will focus on his legacy in the form of business principles or monuments that he left us here.
After Prešov and the medieval Šariš Castle, we will go into nature today. We will discover the place of mining of expensive (Slovak) opal for you, we will ride the Lopušná dolina by bike and complete the tourist crossing along the Tatra highway.
From the list of cities we traveled throughout on our way from Prague to High Tatras Poprad seems to be one of the most beautiful cities. Its beauty is even bigger thanks to a background performed by High Tatras, hanging above the city as some kind of poster.
Last week started an autumn in the town of Svit, and we will continue in it even today. We told you some basic facts about the foundation of one of Slovakia’s youngest towns. We walked among its typical brick houses and found there a mark pointing to a nature trail.
It is not much long since we have visited the town of Svit, famous for its Bata brick houses. Then we said that we would like to return here. This summer it happened. Instead of exploring the town we set off in the nature.
Last week we wandered in a royal city under the Tatras - Kezmarok and today we will continue in this visit. This time we go to the streets of the historic center, where we will meet with dominant architectural gems.
Autumn is the most colorful season of the year and it is ideal for family trips. During one sunny day we set off to the town of Svit. We know about it that it is one of the youngest towns in Slovakia.
Tatra electric railway as we know it today, keeps only a piece of the rich history of this unique monument. In the following lines we look at the development of the first trolley in the world to contemporary electrified railway.
In the first part of articles about Tatra railway we wrote about the beginning of its history and we learned about the technical world unique -"Tatra intercity trolleybus." Today we will focus on the modern railway history from the early 20th century to the present.
City of Vysové Tatry is in terms of cadastral area the largest city in the Slovak Republic. It consists by fourteen settlements, of which perhaps the best known and most sought after tourist are two villages called Smokovec.
As we promised in the last article, today our journey in the royal city Kežmarok ends at the castle. Kezmarok Castle, which was one of the few forts in the world that does not stand on a hill, hides many interesting and mysterious nooks. We will visit these in this article.
At Huncovska road by the royal city of Kezmarok there is a small, hardly noticeable building. It hides a mysterious history within. It is the oldest small water power plant in Slovakia. Today it provides locals with electricity.
Last week we visited the sights of Kezmarok. The wooden church, the lyceum of Kezmarok, a new evangelical church, town hall and a museum housing culture. Today we are in our journey sightseeing continue.
Today our steps are directed to eastern Slovakia. To the royal city of Kezmarok that is not only a significant historical center of the region of Spis but it is also a place of cultural variety and unique personalities.
In the last part we briefly introduced you to rich history of Kezmarok Castle. Today we will visit a unique museum. It is located in the castle and we recommend you to visit it very much.
Today in our wonders across Slovakia we move in Poprad to Spisska Sobota, a protected area of historical landmarks. We will explore its history which experienced rises and falls. Despite uneasy fate its artistic value didn’t vanish. It offers a unique look on lives of our ancestors in the Spis region.
Today we head to eastern Slovakia in the former village Strážky, which is currently part of the local Spišska Bela. Strážky lies on the main route between the Royal City Kežmarok and the previously mentioned city Spišska Bela. Known for its spectacular castle, an English park and a unique bell tower. And for these unusual sights pointed our steps.
Spisska Bela town is located in the north of Poprad Basin, below the huge Belianske Tatras, at the crossroads to Kezmarok, Stara Lubovna, Zamagurie and the High Tatras. In today's journey across Slovakia we will explore the beauty of this amazing town.
There is no season more colofrul than autumn. Imagine colorful tree leaves in contrast with ridge...
Kozi Kamen – a mountain of 1 255 meters makes the highest peak of the Kozie Chrbty mountains. It ...
If you love nature then visit Baba matire reservatopm in the proximity to Svit. It is part of th...
It is one of the highest, most popular and most massive ridges of Vysoke Tatra. It is 2494 meter...
Since December 2013 until March 2014, visitors to the High Tatras had chance tosee beautiful work...
There are many beautiful places in eastern Slovakia. One of them isSpisska Bela that offers walks...
Poprad Cityhides well-preserved historical center in Spisska Sobota, its northwestern part. There...
The district city of Poprad is located in northeastern Slovakia and from the time immemorial pe...
Castle Spis is built on a travertine hill and is one of the largest central-European castles. Fi...
High Tatra Mountains are beautiful during any year saison. Despite the fact that during our walk ...
All pictures were made in autumn 2009. At that time, summer saison was over and the weather was n...