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Where to go on a trip

Veľký Choč

Veľký Choč is a dominant hill of the Choč Hills; it is visible from Štrba already and from the whole lower Orava. It is officially accessible for tourists by four hiking trails (from Lúčky, Likavka, Valaská Dubová, Dolný Kubín). The most beautiful ascent is from Lúčky and Dolný Kubín, where tourists can enjoy stunning views.

Kvačianska and Prosiecka Valleys

The valleys form a pair of beautiful and frequently visited valleys in the massif of the Choč Hills. In addition to cliffs and rock walls, the slopes of the valleys are covered with forests which have never been used more intensively for agricultural purposes due to their inaccessibility. Due to its preservation and uniqueness, Kvačianska Valley was declared a state nature reserve in 1967 (today a National Nature Reserve).

Liptovská Mara

In summer Liptovská Mara becomes the most important recreational resort. Thousands of holidaymakers spend their free time here every year; they can enjoy swimming, surfing, yachting, windsurfing school, boating, water cycling, mini golf, fishing, or take a cruise on the Liptov sightseeing boat.

Rafting on the River Váh

Wooden rafts with a capacity of 12 persons start their voyage in Bariérová. The length of the navigable section is 7 km and the trip takes approximately 50 - 75 minutes. The rafts are operated by 2 rafters who also provide verbal interpretation in several languages.


This part of Ružomberok is the best preserved reserve of folk architecture in Slovakia. The purely wooden village was inscribed on the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in December 1993.

Archaeological site Havránok - Liptovská Mara

The archaeological site is located on Úložisko Hill. A settlement from the Early Iron Age was found here and remains of burnt offerings and human bones were discovered. There are also reconstructions of Celtic buildings. In 1967 Havránok was declared a national cultural monument.

Liptov Castle - Kalameny

It is also called Liptov Castle, Liptov Old Castle, Great Liptov Castle, or Sielnica Castle. Its ruins can be reached by a marked trail from the village of Kalameny. The remains of the uncovered architecture are open to the public after construction and conservation modifications were made as part of archaeological research.

Likava Castle

The largest castle in Liptov, built in 1315. The ruins of the castle are located on a spur of Predný Choč Hill at an altitude of 657 metres. Since 1980, archaeological research and conservation work has been carried out. A hiking trail from Ružomberok leads to the castle.

All-wooden Articular Church - Holy Cross

About 14 km from Liptovský Mikuláš you may find a wooden evangelical church which is one of the largest wooden buildings in Central Europe. Neither stone nor iron was allowed to be used in its construction. Two more such churches were built in Liptov, one in Hybe, which burnt down, and the other in Paludza.

Museum of Liptov Village - Pribylina

It is an extended exposition of the Liptov Museum in Ružomberok. These are buildings from the flooded area of the Liptovská Mara waterworks. Occasional cultural events are also organized in the Liptov Village Museum. Horseback riding is a popular attraction here.

Demänovská Cave of Freedom

It is located in the National Nature Reserve Demänovská dolina on the territory of the National Park Low Tatras. The entrance to the cave in the Točište Valley is at an altitude of 870 metres, accessible by a serpentine path from the car park, with a height difference of 52 metres to overcome. The length of the accessible section in operation is 1800 metres; the elevation between the entrance and the ground floor is -66 metres, between the ground floor and the cave exit + 85 metres.

Demänovská Ice Cave

The entrance to the cave is in the Bašta Cliff, about 90 metres above the valley floor. There is an educational trail on the ascent route. The cave is well-known also thanks to bones of various vertebrates, including cave bear, which have been found there.

High Tatras

The Tatras are located in the northern part of Slovakia on the border with Poland. Today they are interspersed with a number of trails. Along the entire Tatras runs the main hiking trail (Tatranská magistrála); individual Tatra trails pass through the valleys and end either on peaks, at mountain lakes, mountain chalets, or lead to the other side of the Tatras through passes.

Orava Castle

It is a distinctive landmark of the Orava region, one of the most important monuments of castle construction in Slovakia. On the premises of the Orava Castle there are currently exhibitions of the Orava Museum of P. O. Hviezdoslav - historical, ethnographic and natural exhibitions.

Museum of Orava Village Zuberec

In the museum there are objects from the whole region of Orava. The mountain stream Studená flows across the area and drives the water mill and the scrubbing board. A rich ethnographic exposition about domestic animal breeding and cultivation of technical and commercial crops shows visitors life in Orava in the past.

Strečno Castle

It has been a ruin for three centuries; its preserved architecture is a testament to the development of the medieval fortress from the Gothic to the Baroque period. In 1994 the main reconstruction works were completed and in 1995 the castle was opened to the public.

Ski resorts in the surrounding area:

  • Ski Park Ružomberok (16 km),

  • Jasná Low Tatras (35 km),

  • Park Snow Donovaly (40 km),

  • Ski resort Roháče/Spálená (63 km),

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Galleries, museums in the surrounding area:

  • P. M. Bohúň Gallery Liptovský Mikuláš,

  • Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology, Liptovský Mikuláš,

  • Janko Kráľ Museum, Liptovský Mikuláš,

  • Liptov Museum, Ružomberok,

  • Ľudovít Fulla Gallery, Ružomberok

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