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TOURISM from SK - Zemplín, Šariš, Spiš, Liptov, Orava, (region)
UNESCO from SK...
By Pogranicze SK
Published: 10.07.2016

Culture and sights

   Discover Slovak cities and towns. Horizons of suburban apartment blocks are concealing preserved historical squares and lanes, often places for pleasant social events. Discover more than a hundred Slovak castles and manors. In some you will find themed exhibitions and festivals; in others you may find authentic ruins with beautiful views over the world of your subjects. Visit museums and galleries. You will find everything from ancient archaeological digs to Andy Warhol’s pop art, as well as creations by contemporary artists. Discover war monuments such as tanks from the Second World War in the Valley of Death, or technical sites such as the water mills in the Podunajský region.

Natural Heritage
   Unique natural heritage of Slovakia is represented in the UNESCO World Heritage List by caves and abysses of Slovensý kras karst and by Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa cave. In 2007 the Carpathian primeval beech forests of the Bukovské vrchy and Vihorlatské vrchy Mts. in the east of Slovakia were added to this list.
   Slovenský kras situated in the south of Slovakia on the frontier with Hungary is the largest karstic area in the middle Europe. It consists of 1110 caves and abysses. In 1995 the bilateral Slovak-Hungarian project with the title Caves of the Slovak and Aggtelek Karst (Ochtinská aragonitová jaskyňa, Gombasecká jaskyňa, Jaskyňa Domica, Krásnohorská jaskyňa, Jasovská jaskyňa, …) was successful in its Endeavour to be included among the most precious world natural phenomena. In 2000 this inscription also included the ice cave of Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa, one of the largest of its kind in Europe.
   The primeval beech forests of the Carpathians in the Ukraine and in Slovakia were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in June 2007. Thanks to this fact, the Carpathian primeval beech forests of Stužica, Rožok and Havešová in the Bukovské vrchy Mts. and Vihorlatský pales primeval forest in the Vihorlatské vrchy Mts. in CHKO Vihorlat are of world importance. The first three of them are situated in the area of the Poloniny National Park.

Intangible Heritage
   Fujara is the most typical Slovak musical instrument. It was included by UNESCO in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The list was founded in 2001.
- is an overtone fipple flute that can be up to 1.8 m long. It is usually made from elder tree and has a characteristic meditation tone.
   It is known nowhere else in the world but Slovakia. This country is considered to be the place of origin of this instrument, especially the region of Poľana and North Gemer. It used to be the typical instrument of shepherds. Fujaras were decorated by ornaments or figural decorations.
   The longest instrument is the Fujara Trombita, up to 6 m long that was used for signaling and for communication among shepherds on their pastures because of its magnificent and strong tone. It is made from pine wood.
   Second on the UNESCO intangible heritage list is the Music of Terchová - the “heavenly“ archaic folk music characteristic of Terchová and neighbouring villages, typified by multi-voice singing. The Music of Terchova is closely connected with dancing, hence its temperamental music style. We don’t know the exact origins of this folklore, because naturally it has passed from one generation to the next only in spoken form. It was included in the UNESCO list in 2013.

Properties designed to be inscribed on the UNESCO list;
Limes Roman us - The Roman antique monuments on the Middle Danube,
Gemer and Above churches with the medieval wall paintings,
Komárno - The Fortress against Turks,
The Memorial of Chat am Softer,
Tokaj Wine Region,
The concept of the ventricular historical town core of Košice City,
Natural Reserves of Tatras Mountain (assumed common proposal with Poland),
Karsts Valleys of Slovakia (based on the selection of various types of karsts valleys, enlargement and finalization of the nomination project Yardages of Slovak Paradise, submitted on 26.6.1997),
Natural and Cultural Landscape of Danube Region (assumed common proposal with Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary),
Fungal Flora of Bukovské Hills,
Geyser in Herľany,
Monuments of Great Moravia - a joint Czech-Slovak nomination (the church of st. Margit of Antiochia in Kopčany and Ducové, part Kostolec).

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