The oldest of our protected areas, the National Park of Tatras
(TANAP) in the north of Slovakia, was founded in 1949. It covers the
high-mountain area of the Tatras and it is the unique protected area of
flora and fauna among the tallest European high mountains situated north of the Alps.
The National Park of Slovenský raj situated in the eastern part of Slovakia contains one of the biggest ice caves in Europe and an attractive landscape of karstic plateaux, gorges, waterfalls and caves. The monuments that testify the oldest history of the region and the country are also here.
The National Park of Pieniny (PIENAP) is the smallest of
the Slovak National Parks, but as far as its beauty concerns, it is in
no way less beautiful. It is the second oldest Park in Slovakia. It
stretches on the border withPoland; the river Dunajec passes through it. It is possible to hire a raft and admire the wonderful scenery of the Park navigating down the river.
We invite you to the 24th Festival of European Folk Craft in Kežmarok, which traditionally takes place the second weekend of July. This year, the Festival is dedicated to the leather makers: the guild of tanners, saddlers and girdlers.
What are Slovakia’s most important tourist brands for visitors according to the famous TripAdvisor portal? The portal published a list of the Top 10 Historical Sites in its 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards.