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SR: Turčiany Garden - A Rare Paradise To The North Of Slovakia
One of the most beautiful parts of Slovakia, is situated between the mountains Velká and Malá Fatra. From the north it bordered by a national cultural city of Slovaks – Martin and from the south by Turčianské Teplice, spa town. The area or region is called Turčianská kotlina (basin), in older sources known as Turčianská zahrádka (garden).
This name eloquently describes region full of beautiful flowering meadows, pastures intermittent streams, creeks and even rivers. It is surrounded by large mountains that protect its natural fragility. The Turks can learn about nature and nature trails to walk. And there are not enough. Among the most interesting perhaps are the Turks Wetlands, where an original diversity, whether plant or animal community and trail Klášterská meadows, which is important from the botanical and ornithological point of view. But probably for most of us in this field is the most interesting tourism. This is really rich, it offers stunning scenery, which you can enjoy the output should be thick and sharp peaks, Martin Hole or climb up to both Fatra Krivan. For those who like monument, Turiec offers a rich architectural history, whether in the form of the largest open-air museum of folk architecture of the Slovak Republic or the Slovak matrix through buildings, and a tour of the ruins of several medieval castles. In addition to these options the region offers relaxation in the thermal springs as well as active or relaxing on a bicycle, a dense network of cycle paths.
City of Martin
The centre of social life and most important city of Turce is city of Martin. For us - Slovaks has great national and cultural significance. There is home for a national cultural institution Matica Slovak, Slovak Chamber Theatre, the Slovak National Library, Turciany gallery and a number of other institutions and museums nationwide. There are also National Historic Landmark cemetery where are buried many famous personalities. Apart from the monuments and institutions can we as visitors enjoy the atmosphere of the bustling centre full of shops and cafes, a cultural-musical performances that take place here year round.
The beauty of the area
No need to go far, and as a flick of a magic wand to get to the most beautiful valleys of Turčiany, due to which is a region Turiec known. Skiers certainly know Jasenská and Valčianská dolina (Valley), tourists know Gaderská, Necpalská or Blatnická dolina. Adventurous and romantic nature has the opportunity to spend a weekend in the ruins of weakness, or in a church in Záturčí. Certainly we should not miss to see the highest waterfall in the Small Fatra - Sutovský waterfall, or rare archaeological-paleontological site - Mažárna cave, but only from the outside because it is not accessible to the public. All this and much more is offered by this "garden of fascinating nature".
Turčiany Basin due to its scenic location and beauty is a paradise for lovers of nature. Rivers and streams full of fish are a paradise for fishermen. High steep peaks in contrast to the low hills, attract tourists and rich fauna hunters again. One word told Turiec region is a place for all people of good will and lovers of natural beauty.
Text/photo: Oskár Mažgút
In today's journey, we will visit the Slovak town lying in the Turčianské Teplice, which is, in addition to the function of the district capital, an important spa, cultural, and historical center of the region. Come along with us to Turčianské Teplice.
The Mala Fatra is a known and renown area. We hardly need to introduce it to you. This mountain range, along the High, Western, and Low Tatras, is considered one of the most beautiful and most visited mountain ranges in Slovakia. In the article today, we take you on a winter hike onto the main ridge of the Mala Fatra and its second highest peak of Maly Krivan.
There is a beautiful town of Klastor pod Znievom under the northernmost peak of the Ziar mountains. Today we tell you more about this place and also we make a short trip to the surroundings.
After a while, we return to the village of Cicmany famous for its painted timbered houses. In 1977, this was the reason behind declaring it a folk architecture reserve. However, this is not the only interesting thing about this village near the Strazovske Vrchy.
Today we once again visit Turcianska Garden surrounded by monumental Mala and Velka Fatra. We also visit Strane, a neighborhood in Martin city. At the terminus of a public transport line there is a beautiful protected climbing road.
The Mala Fatra mountains, north Slovakia, is a popular destination for holidaymakers. The Mala Fatra is mostly covered by dense forests, the highest mountains of this range are bare. Mincol is a well-known mountain of the Mala Fatra. The mountain is inseparable from the Lucanska part of the range.
Once again, we visited Turcianska Garden on our journeys in Slovakia. This time we chose to see Slovakia’s most beautiful valley – Gaderska Valley.
Beautiful Turčianska basin hides many picturesque places and natural beauty. One of them is the village of Sklené, which lies at the southern tip of the Turiec region in the Turčianské Teplice district.
Today we visit Lower Turiec, more precisely the city of Turany, which lies less than 11 kilometers from the capital of Slovak culture - Martin.
Last week we saw some of the less known sites in Martin, we return to its historic center today.
Today we make a tour in the north-Slovakian city of Martin. In the first part, we introduce you to the places of public life, in the second part, we visit a historic center where we look at fascinating buildings and say something about history of institutes that reside there.
Martin is cultural as well as economical seat of Turiec, North Slovak Region. In 1994, the town was declared as Slovak Centre of National Culture. So, Martin became a very attractive target, not only for local tradition and its monuments.
Both hot springs and thermal spas have long been considered only as a resting place for older people who come here to treat illnesses through the healing properties of mineral or thermal waters. But hot springs have changed today and are much more than just a spa, offering comprehensive wellness stays for all ages.
A place great for relax and sports is at the edge of the city of Martin. Its Jedlovina Urban Forest, longtime place for relax, business meetings, tourism, or just hike in nature. We decided to visit it as well.
The town of Vrutky is located on the meeting point of the Turiec and Vah rivers. Vrutky is not a large town but there is lot to do for tourists and it has also rich history. Lets join us to explore the town at the edge of Turcianska basin.
Martin is the capital of the Turiec region. It is here where the institution, a pillar of culture in Slovakia and Slovak national consciousness resides, Matica Slovenska.
Today we go to see the ruins of the second highest standing castle in Slovakia. We will tell you about its history and walk around it.
Only couple of days ago, we celebrated All Souls’ Day. We symbolically lightened candles at cemeteries, silently remembered people we loved. Today, we visit a cemetery. It is not an ordinary cemetery, it is a National cemetery in the city of Martin.
After last walk in the town of Mosovce we visited sights, family houses, or an English park. Today we follow the steps of locals, visit one beautiful nature trail, and take a peak on trips to beautiful surroundings of the town.
Turciany village, as a part of the region of Turca is being called, hides many natural beauties, folk traditions, and sights. Today we visit one of the largest villages in Turciany – Mosovce. They offer all three beauties at one place..
After a week long break we return to Turcianske Teplice. Our walk was interrupted by rain last time. So our we found refuge in local cinema. After a while there were no more signs of rain so we could continue exploring the town.
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