SK, Liptovsky Mikulas – Sightseeing
Namesti Zadosti Slovenskeho Naroda square was the place we visited previously. Back then, we already noticed the Slovakian Museum of Enviromental Protection and Caves.
This specialized museum was recently renovated. Its 1 400 square meters of area offer modern and interactive exhibitions in their natural ecosystems. There is a cave exhibition featuring beautiful stalactites. On the roof of the museum, there is a lookout tower from where you may enjoy a fabulous vista over the town.
Next was a walk in the town. Cerny Orel building was our very first stop. It is one of the most important landmarks in the town which was formerly a traveller's lodge. In the 19th century, a stage was added which converted the lodge into an important social and cultural center. Some important historic events took place here including the premiere of Kocourkov, a Jan Chalupka's comedy, the very first play of Slovak amateaur theatre. The public assembly where Slovaks first supported the idea of creating a state with Czechs took place here. This historic moment is represented by a memorial plate.
The research department of Gašpar Fejérpataky-Belopotocky's Library is situated here as well as a Liptov Museum gallery, and the temporary exhibition of Hunting and Fishing in Liptov Region. The exhibition covers the history of both activities starting in the Middle-Ages and ending in the present time.
Koloman Sokol Gallery was next thing on our itineary. Situated opposite to St Nicholas' church on Osvoboditelu square, the gallery is has been housed in the spaces belonging to Pongrac curia since 2002. It displays over 50 top-notch works of art of the founder of Slovakian and Mexican graphic art. Temporary exhibitions take place on the ground floor. The first floor is dedicated to the presentation of the famous artist himself. When walking through galleries pay attention to the building itself. In March 1713 the tiral against the famous bandit Juraj Janosik was held here.
The rest of the time on our tour was spent at one another important sight – the synagogue in Holleho Street close to the town center. This spectacular classicist structure was built between the years 1842 and 1846. The synagogue is open to the public mostly during the summer season. Today, it mostly represents a memorial to once numerous Jewish community of Liptovsky Mikulas. First religious center, it would later become a warehouse. Fortunately, its restoration gave it back its original look and also the new purpose of a cultural-social center.
We walked the city through and learned about its all nooks. Many experiences gained there will be long remembered, and, moreover, we will be happy to return to Liptovsky Mikulas at some point in the future.
GPS: 49°04'59.9"N 19°36'43.9"E
Text and photos: Oskár Mažgút
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.
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.
The district of Liptovsky Mikulas is the place we remain at. Today, we visit the mountain town of Maluzina in the mountainous region of upper Liptov, more concretely in Bocianska and Maluzinska valleys.
Last week we started our tour in the historical core of Liptovsky Mikulas, the alleged entrance gate to the Liptov Region. Despite bad weather, we saw many sights and places we tell you about today.
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.
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.
Boulder valley cut deep between the Cerne Mountains and Ostry Mountain in the Chocske Mountains is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful valleys in Slovakia. In addition, there are two unique Oblazy water mills in its upper part.
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.
We returned to our car upon a walk in Liptovsky Mikulas. Before we set off to see other destinations of our trip we took a look into the map. Other two places appeared interesting enough to visit them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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