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Special places of interest

Bardejov

Bardejov is one of the most beautiful town in the region and in 1986 became the first town in the former Czechoslovakia to be awarded the ICOMOS gold medal for Conservation and Restoration of the Cultural Heritage. In 2000 the town was added to the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.

obrázok - Bardejov

Levoča

The town is inextricably linked with the famous medieval carver, Master Pavol, in whose workshop, between the years 1507 and 1518, the remarkable late-Gothic altar of the Virgin Mary and St. James the Apostle was constructed. Made of lime wood and measuring 18.6m by 6.2m, it is the highest wooden altar in the world. The wings of the altar are decorated with reliefs on one side and panel paintings on the other. In the centre of the altar are enormous sculptures of Madonna with Child, St. James the Elder and St. John the Apostle.

obrázok - Levoča

Červený Kláštor (The Red Monastery)

A delightful cultural and historical building, close to the River Dunajec which runs along the Slovak-Polish border, this famous monastery dates back to 1320 and is associated with two famous personalities: the herbalist and flying machine builder, Father Cyprián, and the enlightenment cleric, Romuald Hadbavný, author of the first Slovak translation of the Bible (1750).

obrázok - Červený Kláštor

Solivar

Now a suburb of Prešov, Solivar is home to a unique complex of technical buildings and apparatus documenting the mining and processing of rock salt in the region, an activity which first started here in 1572. The complex is made up of buildings housing the hoisting equipment, huge brine vats and the František salt boilers, as well as a storehouse and a wood-knocking tower.

obrázok - Solivar pri Prešove

Slovakia opal mines

Some of the world’s most famous deposits of opal can be found near the hamlets of Dubník and Libanka, close to the village of Červenica in the Slanské hills near Prešov. In 1775 the largest piece of opal in the world was found here. Given the name ‘Harlequin’, it weighs 607g (3035 carats) and is part of the collection of the Natural History Museum in Vienna.

obrázok - Opálové bane na Dubníku

The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce

Opened in 1991, the museum has collected more than 150 original works by the founder of Pop Art as well as an exhibition about his origins and background. Warhol’s parents were originally from the nearby village of Miková.

obrázok - Múzeum moderného umenia Andy Warhola v Medzilaborciach

Spiš Castle and Surroundings

The dominant historical site in Spiš is this immense castle which boasts the largest fortification system in central Europe. Together with nearby buildings in Spišská Kapitula, Spišské Podhradie and the Church of the Holy Spirit in Žehra, with its unique frescoes from the 13th century, the complex was added to the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites in 1993.

obrázok - Spišské Podhradie

Wooden Churches

These sacred wooden buildings of north-east Slovakia are precious rustic constructions, many of which have now become national cultural monuments. In the Prešov region these are churches both of the Eastern and the Western liturgical tradition, and can be found in the districts of Bardejov, Humenné, Prešov, Snina, Stará Ľubovňa and Svidník. In 2008, the Roman Catholic church of Francis of Assisi in Hervartov, the Protestant articular church in Kežmarok, the Greek Catholic church of St. Nicholas in Bodružal and the Greek Catholic church of Archangel Michael in Ladomirová all became UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

obrázok - drevené kostolíky

Folk architecture

The Prešov region are two highly valuable historic reserves of folk architecture (Ždiar, Osturňa) and four museums of folk architecture (Ľubovnianske Museum - kindom, Saris Museum - Bardejovské Spa Vihorlatské Museum - Humenné, Museum of Ukrainian Culture in nature - Svidník).

obrázok - Osturňa

Spa

On the territory of the historic Saris and Spiš are many mineral springs. The best known are acidulous Vysne Ruzbachy, New Lubovna Bardejov Spa, Cigeľka, Brad sive, Baldovce, Gánovce, Lipovce and Šindliari. In Bardejov Spa, Vyšné Ružbachy in New Lubovna arisen in the past major spa centers.

obrázok - Kúpele Vyšné Ružbachy

The Primeval Forests of Poloniny

Poloniny National Park is part of the only trilateral biosphere reservation in the world: the Eastern Carpathians International Biosphere Reservation, founded in 1993. The park is home to the highest concentration of primeval forests in Slovakia, which in 2007 were added to the UNESCO List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites.

obrázok - Poloniny

The High Tatras

In 1949 the Tatran National Park (TANAP) became the first national park in Slovakia. It is one of the country’s most beautiful and spectacular natural sites as well as home to many rare species of flora and fauna.

obrázok - Tatranský národný park

CONTACT

Offiice of the  Prešov Self-governing Region  
Námestie mieru 2
080 01 Prešov
Slovakia

Phone:
+421 51 70 81 111

predseda@vucpo.sk
riaditel@vucpo.sk

 

  

Publikované: 05.09.2012 / Aktualizované: 15.06.2015 To the topPrint