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TOURISM from SK - Zemplín, Šariš, Spiš, Liptov, Orava, (region)
East Carpathian Biosphere Reserve
By Pogranicze SK
Published: 10.12.2012

Bohdan Zhukiewicz
photo Zakapior

The Poloniny National Park is the easternmost Slovak national park.

   It lies in the Slovak, Polish and Ukrainian border area. It is situated in  the Prešov region and occupies a significant part of the Snina district. There are 10 villages with about 2,000 inhabitants in the protection zone of the national park. In connection with the construction of Starina reservoir
 - Slovak largest water reservoir for drinking water - seven villages were displaced what greatly affected the life and the settlement structure of this region. A substantial part of the most protected areas of the national park is given to the nature reserves for protection of the old forest communities.

Starina - Vodná nádrž
Built in 1987 on the Cirocha River, it serves flood-control and is the largest reservoir of drinking water in Slovakia. Lake is not available for recreation because it is the Poloniny National Park. Above the dam reservoir, by the main road there is a beauty spot.


The Zemplín (region)...
By Pogranicze SK
Published: 25.11.2012

* Inovce
... district Sobrance...
Location: Košický kraj, okres Sobrance.
   The Greek Catholic wooden church of St Michael  the Archangel from 1836. This log building consists of three parts. It is covered by shingle roof with two little towers. A wooden belfry stands nearby.
   Iconostas is from the mid-19th century and Pieta from 1842 is the most interesting among the church icons.

* Ruská Bystrá - 1720 to 1730
Location: Košický kraj, okres Sobrance, Ruská Bystrá.

Open-air museum exhibiting folk architecture,
Expozícia ľudovej architektúry a bývania.
: Prešovský kraj, okres Humenné.
is the locality in the north-east of Slovakia. Its originally Renaissance manor house from 1610 was reconstructed in the Baroque style, which imitated French architecture in the 19th century The open-air museum exhibiting folk architecture is in the garden
of the manor.
photo,, (zakapior)

Nová Sedlica

: Prešovský kraj, okres Humenné, Humenné.
   The Greek Catholic wooden
church of St Michael the  Archangel
, was built in 1764. It is a log building of the Lemko type, which consists of three parts and three towers.
   Iconostas is from the 18th century, some icons are even older - from the 16th and 17th centuries. The building part of the exhibition of popular architecture and dwelling of the
Museum in Humenné inhabits it since 1974-1977 when it was moved there.

... district Snina...
Topoľa - 1700

* Uličské Krivé - 1718
* Hrabová Roztoka - 1750
* Šmigovec - 1755
Kalná Roztoka - 18th
* Ruský Potok - 1740


... folklore and ethnographic event...
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 10.10.2012

Bohus Zhukiewicz
photo Slovakia travel, Zakapior

Národopisná expozícia v prírode SNM-MUK.
The open AIR Ethnographic Exposition of SNM-MUK MUSEUM - SKANZEN
Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Svidník.

    Monuments of folk architecture of material and spiritual culture of Ukrainians and Ruthenia's are concentrated in an open-air ethnographic exposition that can be seen above an amphitheatre in the town of Svidník in northeastern Slovakia.
   This sacred wooden construction is of 1766 and in origin was consecrated to Saint Paraskieva. In 1986 it was transferred from the Nova Pplianka village to the Open-Air museum in Svidnik. The interior walls of the original church were decorated by frescos. The iconostasis from the first part of the 18th century is not the original one, it was placed to its inside after the reconstruction of the church.


Region szaryski (Šariš)... district Svidnik...
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 05.10.2012

Bohus Zhukiewicz
photo Zakapior

* Miroľa
Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Svidník.

The wooden Greek Catholic church was built on a dominant plain in 1770 and is dedicated to of the Most Holy the Protection of the Mother of God (Pokrov). The church has  its architecture of Limbo's type, having three spaces. From outside is this division into three spaces stressed by gradual pyramidal roofs. The tower stands independently, outside the main structure, constructed on four bearing pillars. The whole structure is covered from outside with panels and also with a shingle roof. The upper third of the tower is covered with panels and equipped with small acoustic holes. The roof of the tower is pyramidal, having on the top a flattened onion dome that continues into a lantern. Above its roof is another tiny onion dome finished with a three barred cross.

* Nižný Komárnik - 1938
* Hunkovce - 18th


The Šariš Museum of Folk Architecture in BARDEJOVSKE KUPELE...
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 20.09.2012

The Gothic walk (Bardejov),
: Prešovský kraj, okres Bardejov.

The starting and final point
: Radničné names tie square,

: Franciscan Monastery - town walls.

    The walk in the “most Gothic” town of Slovakia inscribed in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage starts on the square
Radničné names tie
surrounded by the row of old burgher houses with typical gables.
    The secular dominant of the square is the building of the former
town hall from the 16th century - a wonderful sample of harmony between the fading out Gothic and the Transalpine Renaissance styles. The valuable interior of the town hall contains exhibits of the Museum of Šariš
   The most important sacral monument on the square is the
St Egidius church - a magnificent Gothic basilica with three naves. In its interior the statue of the Seat of Mercy
in the altar of St Barbara made in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoča, the top wood-carving work in Central Europe is the most valuable item.
Franciscan monastery with the St John the Baptist church stands in the western part of the town. It was built in the Gothic style. The monastic corridor with the Renaissance vault is its interesting part. Near the monastery are the town walls - the best preserved medieval defensive system in Slovakia. Then the route return to the square Radničné námestie.
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spa Bardejovské Kúpele

- is counted among the most beautiful ones in Slovakia. It is  undoubtedly ideal for those who want to experience really peaceful holiday in quiet surroundings, do something for healthy living and enjoy the loveliest corner of Slovakia. The spa lies away from all the motorways and main roads and thus it is kept from over visiting. Bardejov spa is surrounded by beautiful woods, where you can enjoy long walks along well-kept trails (25 km). 
   Bardejov mineral waters are natural, slightly to moderately mineralized, with healing effects.
They are classified as hydro carbonic - containing chloride and sodium - carbonic, cold, hypotonic, with a relatively high boric acid
content. The total mineralization ranges from 1,600 mg/liter to 9,400 mg/liter, and that of carbonic oxide from 2,200 mg/liter to 3,800 mg/liter.
Bohus Zhukiewicz

Open Air Museum – Museum of Folk Architecture.
Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Bardejov.

Slovakia's oldest open-air museum,
in north-eastern Slovakia. The museum's main sights include two wooden churches that were originally located in the village of Zboj (Orthodox) and the nearby village of Mikulášová (Greek-Catholic).
   The first exposition of the open-air museum in Slovakia was opened to public in 1965 in spa of Bardejov. It currently consists of almost 30 buildings of traditional folk architecture from the Upper Šariš and north-eastern Zemplín
   To the architectural dominant - the wooden church from the village
Mikulášová-Niklová, another wooden church from Zboj was added. Both Greek-Catholic churches are unique examples of sacral architecture.
   Apart from houses with stables, also structures with technical equipment- among them blacksmith workshop, fruit drying room, drilling mechanism driven by water
and the fuelling mill were placed here.
   A visit to the museum is enlivened by organized events, such as the Day of Crafts, the Folklore Afternoon, the Potters' Sunday, the Tour of the Ruthenia and Šariš Folklores, etc.
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*The church from the village of Zboj
   The wooden Boik church of the  eastern orthodox was built in Zboj village in the Humenne district in 1706. It is a three - sectional, four-room structure (the nave, the sanctuary, the "babynetz" - the seats for old village women. the choir) finished with stepped pyramidal roofs. The timber construction of the church is supported by the plain massive girders (12 x 56). The church represents masterly craftsmanship of the folk carpenters and their effort to create beautiful and harmonious timberworks.
Bohus Zhukiewicz

The house from the village of Fricka 1887,
The harm from the village of Hankovce, Bardejov district,

* The belfry the village of Nemcovce,
* The wooden church from Mikulasova - 1730,
The Apiary from the Village of Valkov, Svidnik district,
The boring machinery from Bardejov.
photo Daniel, Marian, Zakapior


Region szaryski (Šariš)... district Bardejov...
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 15.09.2012

* Lukov - Venécia
Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Bardejov, Lukov.

    The Greek Catholic wooden church of St Cosmo and Damian from 1708 and 1709. It is the log structure consisting of three parts built on stone masonry. The architectural particularity of this church is the overhanging attic on pillars around the building. It is also the only church in Slovakia with a cellar
   Baroque elements prevail in its interior. The majority of pieces in the iconostas are from the 18th century, but it also contains icons of the 16th and 17th centuries.
photo www.slovakia.travels, Milan Skorupa, Michal a Peter Holent

  * Frička - 18th
* Tročany - 1739
* Jedlinka - 1763
* Kozany - 1698
* Lukov - 1708
* Krive - 1826


The old Spiš...
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 10.09.2012

Following the traces of Master Pavol (Levoča)
Location: Prešovský kraj, okres Levoča.

The starting and final point: Námestie Majstra Pavla square.

   The walk around the Names tie Majstra Pavla square starts next to the Roman Catholic parish St James church built in the 14th century on the site of an older church. The main attraction of the church is the principal Late Gothic altar of St James. With its height of 18.6 meters it is the biggest of its kind in the world. It was made of linden wood in the workshop of Master Pavol in the years 1507-1517.
   The neighboring building of the former town hall of Levoča is the top sample of the Renaissance architecture in Slovakia. The town hall now contains the collections of the Spiš Museum dedicated to the history of the town. The Renaissance belfry and the cage of opprobrium from the 16th century complement the environs of the town hall.
   The famous wood carving workshop of Maestro Pavol of Levoča has allegedly been located in the yard of house no. 20. Nowadays, it is known as the "Master Pavol´s House" and an exposition of the Spišské museum containing the material about the artist can be seen here.
   The central square is skirted by more than 50 remarkable burgher and patrician houses. Many of them bear the names of their former owners. The Late Gothic Krupek House and Mariássy House with arcades are very interesting.
   The building of Waaghaus and the neighboring County House in the northern side of the square are also notable. The County House was among the stateliest buildings of the Kingdom of Hungary in its time. Seeing the interiors of the Renaissance Thurzo House can be a nice conclusion of the sightseeing in Levoča.
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    The historic town situated in the east of the Spiš region is a true cultural and historic jewel among the Slovak towns as it possesses a great number of architectural monuments linked with the glorious past of the town.
   The Spiš town of LEVOČA situated in the east of Slovakia below the mountain range Levočské vrchy, because of its rich history, is one of the most visited by tourist in the country.

    The city was first mentioned in a deed from 1249 as Leucha. The community, thriving on its advantageous position on the trade route Via Magna, rapidly grew into a town with several privileges. Shortly after, Levoča became the centre of German colonization in the Spiš region and in 1271 it was even promoted to the capital of the Association of the Spiš Saxons, which eventually lost its influence and Levoča was declared the free royal borough in 1323.
    The driving force of the Levoča's development was trade which gradually acquired an international dimension. The citizens of Levoča traded with Krakow, the Hanseatic towns and even with Venice. The craftsmen of Levoča produced not only for local consumption but also for the markets and fairs throughout Old Hungary and Poland. Later Levoča became one of the main centre's of the Renaissance and humanism in Old Hungary.


The National Park Slovak
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 20.08.2012

Slovak paradise (Slovensky raj) - Invitation to a paradise

   Welcome to the web pages of Slovak tourists and lovers of  the national park
Slovak paradise (Slovensky raj). The park belongs among the most beautiful Central-European national parks. It spreads over on the area of 19 763 ha and has been declared a National park in the year 1988. Slovak paradise is well known for its ravines and canyons connected together by ladders and footboards.
   The area of Slovenský raj belongs to
Slovenské rudohorie, specifically to  Spiššsko-gemerský kras. On the north and northeast borders Slovenský raj on Hornádska kotlina (basin of the river Hornad), that partially belongs to the protected landsite, on the west and north west it borders on Low Tatras. It belongs to the hydro geological landsite of the rivers Hornád and Hnilec. There is almost 200 caves and canyons in Slovenský raj. The Dobsinska ladova jaskyna (glacial cave) is accessible since as early as 1870 and belongs to UNESCO


mesto Spišská Nová Ves
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 10.08.2012

The trip to the tallest tower of Slovakia (Spišská Nová Ves)
Location: Košický kraj, okres Spišská Nová Ves.

The starting and final point
: (Radničné námestie)
: Around the Radničné námestie square.

    The walk around one of the biggest squares in Slovakia starts directly in its centre next to the Roman-Catholic church of the Ascension of Virgin Mary from the second half of the 14th century. Its dominant is the 87 m tall tower, the tallest in the country.
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Castles in Slovakia the Spisz end Saris
By SK Pogranicze
Published: 20.07.2012

The ruins of Spis castle (Spišský hrad)

   On a lofty barren hill above the town (600 m above the sea level)  there are majestic ruins of a mighty castle, an administrative capital of former Spiš - it is the Spiš castle. The ruins stretching on the area of around 4 hectares are the biggest castle complex in Middle Europe, and, at the same time, an example of a development of military architecture from the 12th century till the 17th century...
   The castle overlooks a town called Spiskie Podhradie...

translated by Joanna Hardukiewicz

The Lubovna castle (hrad Ľubovňa)

   Above the town’s district called Podsadek, on a calcareous rock 711 meters above the sea level there is a stone  Lubovna Castle. It was a part of a system of fortifications protecting the borders of the Hungarian Kingdom.
   Museum exhibitions presented inside were devoted to the history of the castle, its features and craft. Several reconstructed rooms from the former Lubomirscy palace constitute the most interesting part of the exhibition. In the high bastion there is an exhibition devoted to the last private owners of the castle - the Zamoyski family. Furniture of the époque is presented in the Baroque palace…
   At the feet of the castle there is the Ľubovňa Heritage Museum...

translated by Joanna Hardukiewicz

photos granted by VICO, (bo, zakapior)


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