Orava Dam Cruises

Location: Žilinský kraj, okres Námestovo, Námestovo

GPS: N49°23'59'' E19°30'53''

Venue: Orava dam

Date: 5/3/2019 - 9/29/2019

Event type: exhibition, TOP Event, event for children, event for youth, Children's Day

Unique opportunity to enjoy the Orava dam from a boat and see one of its islands is provided by Orava Gallery every year. Stopover on Slanica Island of Art with its rare exhibitions as a part of it is simply a must.

An extraordinary island is the only such place in Slovakia and has no competition even in whole Central Europe. Combination of cultural heritage and cruise itself is truly attractive. Stunning views of Babia Hora and Orava part of West Tatras known as Roháče make this spot a perfect tip for a trip, guaranteed.

Art, peace and harmony. Permanent exhibitions of traditional folk art from the Dolný Kubín located Orava Gallery's collections are situated in the beautiful natural scenery, in the middle of the Orava dam. An exhibition “Slovak Traditional Folk Sculptures and Paintings” is installed in the interior of a Church. Part of the exhibitions is also a lapidary “Orava Stone Sculptures” placed in the exterior of the island and a history of flooded villages situated in the former tomb.

Cruises are available daily from May 3rd to September 29th, 2017, during summer season. According to interest of visitors, expected departs from Slanická Osada Port Nr. 2 start at 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. in period of May 13th - August 31st, 2017 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. September 1st - September 17th, 2017 respectively. However, changes are reserved by the gallery due to weather conditions and operations reasons. A return cruise including visit of island exhibitions lasts approximately 90 minutes.

With presentations of folk and art surrounded by beautiful nature, you can feel the spirit of the place. Some 1.6 million visitors enjoyed a stay at the island so far.

All this ranks this spot to the most remarkable ones not only in the region, but in the whole country.

Web: Orava Gallery