SK, A Trip Across the Villages of Liptov
The distinct region of Liptov offers many beautiful places to visit. Today, we take a look to the villages of Vavrisovo and Pribylina where we introduce you some interesting sights and tell you more on their history.
If you travel to explore the north of Slovakia, we recommend you to begin in Liptov region. Na zjazde diaľnice D1 - Liptovský Hrádok zíďte na cestu 537 a o pár minút sa dostanete do podhorskej obce Vavrišovo, ktorá začala písať svoje dejiny už v roku 1286.
The village turns into a battlefield every year. The Battle of Vavrisov is remembered annually as it was a clash between the royal army and the troops of Rakoci. The battle fook place in 1709 and influenced heavily the life in the village. Should strive to learn more about this event, we sure to visit local museum. The building is easy to find thanks to its observation platform.
Vavrisovo region is a popular area for mushrooming. Sights such as the prayer room of the Baptist brotherhood completed in 1890 or the Evangelical church of Augsburg Creed's church completed in 1884 are just some of the sights you may visit here. It was here where Slovakia's very first independent baptist church chorus was founded.
As Vavrisovo is a place of start for trips to the High Tatras, it is also a popular spot for photographers. They often take pictures of local breathtaking landscape with its grandiose mountains. Pribylina is a neighbor village.
The town was founded around the year 1332. It offers one of the best vistas over Krivan mountain. Moreover, there is a Romanesque revival evangelical church, the St Catharina of Alexandria church in Gothic revival style, or a baptist church prayer room. Also worthy of note are memorial plates to theoretician of culture Jan Lajciak. He co-founded modern Slovakian orientalism. Another plate is devoted to Jan Rumann, an important character in the Slovakian nation of the early 20th century.
Yet the Museum of Liptov Village is undoubtedly the greatest attraction in Pribylina. It features authentic contemporary architecture and a coherent vista over Povazska Forest Railroad and breeding of the Hucul pony. Alpine enthusiasts head to the edge of the village to Rackova valleycar camping site. From this point people make trips to Rackova and Jamnicka valleys.
A visit to both towns might be a nice addition to a vacation in the Tatra mountains. Both villges feature intersting sights brining old history back to life in the heart of beautiful nature.
GPS: 49°04'06.9"N 19°45'39.1"E (Vavrišovo)
GPS: 49°05'44.3"N 19°47'48.0"E (Pribylina)
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: HIK, o.z.
If you will travel through north road-line from west to the east of Slovakia (or vice versa) and will not be in a hurry, and would like to reflect on, which sightseeings will be worth to visit (or where you wish to have a rest for relax), so we have one reference for you: would you leave the highway at exit Liptovsky Hrádok and drive in direction to Pribylina.
The Infoglobe website in the cooperation with the town of Liptovsky Mikulas, organizes the first annual Infofest international travel festival, which will take place on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of July on Namesti Osvoboditelu and in Liptovsky Mikulas convention center.
In region of Upper Liptov , on a way across the Low Tatras through the Certovica klippe, you should stop in the picturesque village of Vysna Boca. Awaiting you is an exhibition at the Miner´s Museum that has preserved traditional village buildings and beautiful surrounding nature, possibilities of hiking in the mountains and skiing.
For the second year in a row, the Infoglobe web magazine in cooperation with the town of Liptovský Mikuláš organize the Infofest international travel festival, which will take place on Friday the 12th and Saturday the 13th of July in the Namesti osvoboditelov square and in the House of Culture in the town Liptovský Mikuláš.
Today we will take all tourist enthusiasts to the picturesque village of Kalameny, which is located in close proximity to the famous Lúčky baths. From here we head to the highest castle not only in Slovakia but also in Central Europe - the ruins of Liptov Castle.
Since we like hiking, today we will take you to one beautiful place. Our starting point will be the picturesque village of Liptovská Anna (Liptovský Mikuláš District), the origin of which dates back to the year of 1396.
Today we take you to a place surrounded by untouched nature where you can relax from the rushed everyday reality. We will set out to the picturesque Low Tatras, more precisely to the village of Magurka, which is part of the village Partizánská Ľupča.
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.
Liptovska Kokava is a quiant town spreading below the majestic peaks of the Western Tatras. Today, we visit the invaluable locality of Machy.
We will continue the series of articles about Liptov municipalities today. This time we will visit the village of Hybe, which was made famous by Martin Ťapák's movie 1975 - Pacho, the outlaw of Hybe.
Not far away from Liptovský Hrádok is situated the newest and the most visited nature museum in Slovakia – Liptov Village Museum in Pribylina. We have already written something about this museum, however, we will look more in detail on its static exposition of a former Povážská Forest Railroad (Považská lesná železnica).
Couple of kilometers from Liptovsky Hradok, a town we saw last week, there is Liptovsky Mikulas – a district town, social and cultural center of the Liptov region. Today we take a tour in this town.
After our visit in Kalameny village we remain in the Liptov region. We move couple of kilometers to the smallest town of Liptov. It is rich, however, on natural, cultural and historical sights. The town we talk about is Liptovsky Hradok.
We are about to spend the following weeks in the Liptov region. There we learn about its many beautiful nooks. Today we go to Liptovska Mara and see the open air archeological museum of Havranok which is also a sight of cultural significance.
This time we visit West Tatra Mounains, 10 kilometers northeast of Liptovsky Mikulas. There we visit the quiant town of Ziar.
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.
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.
Our vacation got little bit ugly due to cold and rainy weather. This was why our initial goal was almost abandoned. We wanted to enjoy biking and walks in beautiful nature.
Today we set out to the beautiful Tatra village of Podbanska, partially a borough of Vysoke Tatry town, the other part belongs to Pribylina village.
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