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 Cabbage Days
festival in Stupava has been taking place since 1996 and is one of the
biggest festivals in the Záhorie region. It is also a festival of folk culture,
aiming to preserve local traditions. This year, the festival will take place
from 30 September to 2 October.
The biggest and most visited contemporary art festival in Slovakia.
White Night embodies the desire to (re)discover urban environment which is given a new dimension through art. A city is transformed into an interactive space whose usual nocturnal cycle ceases to exist for a few hours. Contemporary art breathes life into the city at night and the night thus becomes “white”.
White Night is a prestigious international art project aimed at bringing near to the general public not only contemporary art forms, but also untraditional, unknown and important spots of big European cities.
We bet you didn’t know that the International Peace Marathon in Košice (MMM) is the oldest marathon in Europe and the second oldest in the world. Experience Slovakia’s most famous running event, celebrate the joys of running, and support the marathon spirit.