Cerveny Klastor Travel Guide

  • The Monastery
    The Monastery
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    Courtyard
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    Monks' Living Quarters
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Cerveny Klastor Things to Do

  • Cerveny Klastor (Red Monastery)

    The main attraction of this small Slovakian village, is its monastery, which goes by the same name. The monastery gets its name from the red shingles, on the roof. It was built in the 14th century, when the region was part of the Hungarian Empire.In 1307, a man by the name of, Master Kokos, committed a murder, and as a punishment, he had to found 6...

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  • Cerveny Klastor or the Red Monastery

    Cerveny Klastor or the Red Monastery is located on the Dunajec River in the Spis district, which became part of the Hungarian Kingdom in the 11th century. Founded in 1330, the monastery was a seat of the Cartesian monks, one of the strictest hermitic orders. Their life in the monastic community was spent in seclusion, in continual silence, prayer,...

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  • Brother Cyprian's cottage

    Brother Cyprian's cottage is the only part of the Cerveny Klastor that is accessible to the public. He was a famous surgeon, doctor and pharmacist, who, in his most significant work 'Herbarium', written in 1766, describes 272 species of herbs found in the Pieniny and the Tatra Mountains. A pharmaceutical exhibition devoted to his work can be found...

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  • Rafting trips on the Dunajec

    This fantastic rafting trip is the main attraction of the area. As the Dunajec River constitutes the border between Poland and Slovakia, the highlanders from both countries running these trips compete for business here. The rafting is great: as the river meanders between the sheer mountainsides of the National Park the views change from minute to...

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  • Sailing on slovak boats

    Sailing on boats in Pieninsky national park. Sailing on river of Dunajec,which is going to Poland. Nice nature is around. The Polish Pieniński Park Narodowy and the Slovak National Natural Reserve in Pieniny was the first International Landscape Park in Europe (founded in 08.17.1932). The National Park of Pieniny (PIENAP) was founded by the...

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  • On top of the world

    It's a much longer way from Cerveny Klastor to Lesnica by car than the 10 km you will have to cover if you choose to walk. But it's better to have your own transport as buses are few and unreliable. You will have to turn left just past the village Vel'ky Lipnik, drive up a steep winding road and you will find yourself on top of the world. The...

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  • Walk along the Pieninska Cesta or the...

    To better absorb the breathtaking views of the Dunajec Gorge, you can take a walk from Cerveny Klastor to Lesnica along the Pieninska Cesta on the Dunajec bank. The distance is about 10 km and you will have to cover the same distance to get back to your car, so you may choose to walk just part of the way. The best solution to view the whole gorge...

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  • Ancient history

    Visit the old castle of L' ubovna.Open from:V - IX: 9.00 - 18.00X - IV: 10.00 - 15.00Fee: 60sk.

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  • Rafting on the Dunajec

    A rafting trip on the border of Slovakia and Poland at the National Park Pieniny.Great adventure! Fee: 250 sk

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Cerveny Klastor Sports & Outdoors

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    by evaanna Updated Dec 25, 2005

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    The path along the Dunajec River or Pieninska Cesta is accessible to bikes. You will have to be careful not to run into any walkers or fall off the cliff trying to avoid them but, as long as you don't race, both you and the pedestrians should be safe. A mountain bike would be better as the surface is a little uneven with some stones but trekking equipment might do. You can hire a bike at Lesnica (from the restaurant) and go all the way to Cerveny Klastor admiring the great scenery. Then you can either go back the same way or return to Lesnica via Vel'ky Lipnik with Tokarne on the way. You will need to be strong to ride up the steep road to Tokarne, but the climb is not long. And going all the way down to Lesnica can be a great experience.

    Equipment: Bikes can be hired at the restaurant in Lesnica

    My husband's friend and their bikes on Tokarne Road from Lesnica Taking a rest by the Dunajec near Lesnica
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    • Cycling

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  • The colours of autumn

    We visit the Dunajec Gorge whenever we are in the area. The walk along its banks is an unforgettable experience with the rocky mountains towering above and the rapid current of the river beneath. The scenery changes with every bend, the air is fresh and pungent with the smell of the often rare herbs growing on the banks. You can't help marvelling...

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  • What would the monks say to this?

    On entering the second courtyard of Cerveny Klastor or the Red Monastery abandoned by the monks ages ago we could not believe our eyes. Drawn across the flower-carpeted yard there was a clothes line with freshly washed bedlinen and children's clothes drying in the sun. The monastery had some lodgers! For a moment I tried to imagine that it was my...

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