» SK, Kalameny – A Village of Natural Riches and Tourist Attractions
SK, Kalameny – A Village of Natural Riches and Tourist Attractions
Liptov region hides many attractive localities to visit. Should you be fans of skiing or hikes then there are beautiful mountains for you. Water enthusiasts can have fun at water-parks. On the other hand, history enthusiasts can go and see places such as Liptovsky Mikulas, Ruzomberok etc.
Because we love making discoveres, this time we chose the tiny village of Kalameny. It is not known among tourists. But there are many interesting places to see. It is easy to get to the village. It is located near the spa town of Lucky. Except for healing water the town has – Lucansky waterfall , a unique natural sight that was declared a national natural sight in 1974. Near Lucky, there is a turn to Kalameny. If we find accommodation in Lucky then you can get to the neighboring village by following a marked tourist path.
Kalameny village is surrounded with the Chocke Hills forests. It is in the Ruzomberok district. The village has 475 dwellers. You can find it in the valley of the same name which was created by the Kalamenianka river. The first written note about the town dates back to 1264. when a man called Kelemen became the owner. His name gave the foundation for the village’s name. Liptovsky castle’s (Starhrad) foundation is also related to the village. The castle used to be on the Sestrc hill (today in the country of Liptovska Sielnica). It was the highest positioned royal castle in Slovakia (999,96 m). A yellow tourist trail goes there. Archeological excavations pointed to the fact that this castle was very unique architecture-wise. However, its exact look hasn’t been preserved but village’s coat of arms would give you some perspective. Today only ruins remain. Below the hill of Sestrc there is also a cave that was settled in Chalcolithic age already.
We decided to take a walk in the town instead climbing the mountains. There were picturesque family houses and we stopped by at a Roman-Catholic church with beautiful decoration.
Perhaps the most popular sight in Kalameny is a thermal lake . It is located near the village and was created artificially in the year 200. Its healing water heals human organism. The lake seemed very natural and when we get into it we were surprised by the temperature. About 33 degrees Celsius and slight sulfur aroma created the true spa atmosphere. Other about ten people were enjoying it with us together. This “natural” creation is about 500 meters deep. Access here is for free and all-year round.
Kalameny was fascinating experience. The village has beautiful mountains around, healing water, and a castle ruin. We even found the Cyril and Metod nature trail. Except for information about these two missionaries, it connects frequented trails going up to Velky Choc and Liptovsky castle. From there another trail goes to the Havranok open-air museum. If you like to have experiences and you enjoy tourism then we recommend you to visit this village.
GPS (Kalameny – jezírko): 49°07'59.8"N 19°25'11.0"E
Text and photo: Oskár Mažgút
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.
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.
The actions of local museum influence even the present. There are many lectures on various subjects, educational and memorial programs, workshops and classes of traditional handcrafts.
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 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.
In the north of Slovakia in Liptov area there are two picturesque villages surrounded by majestic mountains. One of them is well-known mainly for it’s water park with thermal water and tomatoes bat the dam Liptovska Mara and the other one which is below mountain slopes of Chocske vrchy, known for it’s healing water from the local spa.
Today, on our travels across Slovakia we visit Malatina, a picturesque town between Orava and Liptov. Beautiful nature, quite surroundings, huge mountains. This all make from this place an ideal destination for tourists, bike riders and those who like rest in nature.
After a week we are back to Liptov. This time I will not tempt the no crazy adrenaline games, on the contrary, I invite you to the museum. But not just any do! Underground beneath the towers, as this tiny museum in Liptovsky Jan name, conceals an engaging exhibition that will introduce you to a life full of coins from birth in the depths of the earth after its birth in the mint.
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.
If you belong to those who cannot imagine a summer without swimming and having fun in the water and you do not like crowded swimming pools or water parks and rather prefer swimming in lakes, ponds, rivers or ponds, you certainly know Liptovska Mara.
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.
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.
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