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.
The Marian Hill in Levoča belongs to the oldest and most famous pilgrimage sites in Slovakia. The annual pilgrimage is held on the first Sunday in July, since the days when the Minorites spreading the Marian devotion of the late 14th century dedicated the chapel on the top of the hill to the feast of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary.
The Middle Ages returns to Hlohovec. Historical costumes, scenes from the 17th century, seizure of the Frašták, the emergence of the city, fighting in historical costumes. All this and much more will the inhabitants of Hlohovec have the opportunity to see and experience for the first time at an event called Medieval Days in Hlohovec, which will be held on 4.-5. of July, 2015 in the Chateau Garden.
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.