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.
One of Slovakia’s oldest fairs, “Jarmok Šimona Júdu” or “Štúrovský jarmok”,will take place from October 8 - 11, 2015 in Štúrovo. It is the biggest fair in the modern history of the Danube Region, attended by vendors, entertainers, and visitors from both banks of the Danube.You’ll see artisans presenting their wares throughout the city centre’s pedestrian zone, and be sure to enjoy the merry-go-rounds and other attractions at Vadaš. It goes without saying that a traditional fair such as this one also offers great food and drinks that will leave all visitors happy and smiling.