Liptovsky Mikulas Things to Do

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    Hiking in the Choč Mountains

    by eMGeographer Written May 30, 2014

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    The Choč Mountains are a mountain range located in north-central Slovakia, west from the Tatra Mountains. The highest peak is Veľký Choč (1 611 metres above sea level). Small mountains but very diversified – you will find here forests, meadows, rocky summits, karst valleys, waterfalls and mineral springs.

    For those who would like to hike inside the ravines, climb ladders or walk through wooden footbridges we recommend Prosiecka Valley. It is a very picturesque trail, not very difficult and quite popular among tourists. The place impressed me much :)

    The way back leads through Kvacanska Valley. It's main attraction is an old sawmill located in the bottom of the valley. Visitors can see how the machinery works. It is interesting both for children and adults.

    Those who want to get more tired may ascend the highest peak - Veľký Choč. It's rocky summit is a great view point for surrounding mountain ranges - Tatra Mountains, Low Tatras, Fatra Mountains and others. Another option is climbing Prosečné - it is a shorter trip, almost all the time you walk in forest.

    Finally, after a very tiring trip ;) hikers can quench their thirst drinking healthy water from mineral springs in Lúčky or take a rest in a hot spring water park in Bešeňová. There is also a little lake with hot water in Kalameny - it is an non-commercial place.

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    CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS

    by balhannah Updated Jan 31, 2014

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    I liked the architecture of this gothic Church! It happens to be the oldest Gothic building in Liptovský Mikuláš.
    Originally built as a parish church for the people from the surrounding villages in the 13th century. I was able to enter and view the three Gothic panelled altars inside the church. The Main Altar of St. Nicolas, has the statue of the Bishop standing in the centre. The statue depicts episodes of his life. The wings of the altar date back to the beginning of the 16th century.
    The very old Altar of Virgin Mary from the year 1480 is still as it was back then - amazing! Its main theme is Madonna with Child. The folding wings of the altar depict episodes of Virgin Mary’s life and Jesus Christ’s life – Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi. The other Altar from the year 1520, is dedicated to Holy Communion known as Lord’s Body. The wings of the altar show saints and the scenes of Jesus’ crucifixion. The Church has a stone font, dating back to 1490 with a Baroque hand wrought copper cover dating back to the 17th century.

    Do go in a have a look if the doors are open!

    Accessible from 15th June - 31st August
    Mon - Fri 1 - 6pm Sun 3- 6pm (it is possible to walk into the narthex and see the interior of the church from behind a grating)
    The Church is open during services:

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    MUSEUM OF JANKA KRALA

    by balhannah Written Jan 30, 2014

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    First house & Museum

    The attractive historical white building in my photo, is the first House built on the square of liberators.
    An exhibition takes the visitor from the first mention of the city through historical objects, photographs describing important events and personalities, the economic, national, cultural and sporting traditions of the city. If you want to see an old Slovak house, then this may be for you. In the basement of the museum is the Torture Chamber.

    OPENING HOURS - Torture Chamber and the Museum of Janka Krala
    July-August:
    Tue, Thu-Sun 10:00 to 5pm, Wed. 10:00 to 6pm
    September to June:
    Mon, Tue, Thu., Fri: 9:00 to 4pm Wed. 9:00 to 6pm
    Sat closed, Sun 10:00 to 5pm

    FREE ADMISSION EVERY 1ST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH OPEN 10 - 5pm

    ADMISSION
    adults € 2
    children 1 €

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    METAMORPHOSES FOUNTAIN

    by balhannah Updated Jan 30, 2014

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    When I was walking the city centre, I came across the Metamorphoses fountain. It was quite unusual, and didn't have any water in April.
    The fountain was built in honor of prominent people who had contributed to the development of the city

    "Giving Honour to CreativeThinking"

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    THE SYNAGOGUE

    by balhannah Written Jan 30, 2014

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    Synagogue

    Built in 1846, on the site of an old wooden Synagogue, was the magnificent neoclassical Synagogue in Liptovsky Mikulas.
    It is no longer used as a house of religion. Since being partially restored in the 1990s, it is used as an exhibition hall and Museum, where the history of the Jewish community is told.

    It needs restoration, so far nothing has happened!

    Only open during the summer season in July and August.

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    Prosiecka Dolina

    by briantravelman Updated Nov 13, 2013

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    Not far from Liptovsky Mikulas, is Prosiecka Dolina, a picturesque limestone gorge. The gorge is one of the most popular hiking destinations, in Slovakia. You can either hike the entire 2 miles, or just hike a section. You can start from either side, but it is easier to start from Proseik. There is a parking fee of 5 Euros, for 2 hours. You must hike about half a mile from the parking lot, before you enter the gorge.
    At the north end of the gorge, there is a waterfall, and a ladder, which you must climb to reach the next section of the gorge.
    There are also chains in some of the steeper area, to hold on to, but be careful, because even with the chains, the rocks are narrow and slippery when wet. We hiked during the rain, which made it even more dangerous. This is no place for an average hiker.
    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to reach the nicest section of the gorge. One of our group members ripped his pants, and had to go back, and the other ones felt the weather was too dangerous to hike in, and they thought the trail was longer, than it actually was. Me and my friend, hiked a little further, hoping to reach the interesting area, but it was nothing but woods, so we just hiked about half way, and went back. It's a really nice hike, even if the weather is bad. I wouldn't recommend hiking it though, if its pouring. It's just too dangerous.
    I really wished we could've hiked the whole thing, but there is always next time.

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    Liptovska Mara

    by briantravelman Updated Nov 13, 2013

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    The town is named for the lake on which it sits. The lake was created in 1975, when a section of the Vah River was dammed.
    This lake is a popular fishing, boating, and camping destination. It's not really ideal for swimming, because it's really muddy.
    The lake is also a good base, since you can take day trips to several different locations from here.
    There is also a cool medieval tower on the shore of the lake

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    Demanovska dolina valley cave

    by saleemg Updated May 4, 2012

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    A one hour hike through the caves is an exhilarating experience. Beautiful stalactites and stalagmites with underground streams, emerald lake, and waterfall ....... You just need enough stamina and will to negotiate around 900 steps ! However, it is woth the effort.

    Temperature inside the cave is naturally 7 degrees Celsius throughout, regardless of what is the temperature outside and the time of the year.

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  • Relaxing at Besenova

    by bollyandy Written May 25, 2007

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    Besenova is another thermal spa, there are fewer pools or slides than at Tatralandia and may appeal to the older visitor as it is a bit quieter and has more of the hot pools aimed to soothe weary limbs.

    We particularly liked our visit to Besenova in the snow - my skiing injuries really did disappear overnight.

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  • Swimming at Tatralandia

    by bollyandy Written May 25, 2007

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    Tatralandia is the largest water park in Central Europe - (9?) pools - approx half of which are open all year round. It has lots of food stalls, endless slides, both enclosed tubes and open ones. The pools are heated from the hot thermal springs and two of the pools are very hot. There is also a spa for massages and a really good small kids pool open in the summer with slides, islands and palm trees. It is undoubtedly very commercialised and a bit rough round the edges in places and it isnt cheap but it is great fun. In the winter it is still open until 9pm - the atmosphere swimming outside in the cold and dark but in lovely hot water and lively music was fantastic.

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    Tatralandia

    by swetluska Updated Nov 5, 2005

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    Just about 2 kms from Liptovsky Mikulas there is great aquapark called Tatralandia. You will find there pools with thermal water (opened whole year), many water roller coasters and other attractions. Inside there is also so called vita-term, where are various saunas, "steams" and places to relax. Also massages are available.
    In the areal there is also western city and special park (Tarzania) with ropes, rope-ladders and such things.
    And when bored by laying in hot water :-) you can make nice trips to the mountains.

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    THE DEMANOVSKA CAVE OF LIBERTY

    by Asik Written Mar 12, 2005

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    The cave length is 8,126 m. Sinter „water-lilies" and other lacustrine forms, as well as eccentric stalactites are unique among phenomena of sinter filling. Mighty sinter waterfalls and stalagnates, sphaerolithic stalactites and many other diverse forms of stalactites and stalagmites are captivating.

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    THE DEMANOVSKA ICE CAVE - history

    by Asik Written Mar 12, 2005

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    The cave was surveyed by G. Buchholtz Jr in 1719-1723. Numerous inscriptions on its walls and a lot of preserved rich literary resources evidence a great interest about this cave. The cave was open to the public in the eighties of the last century, and reopen in 1950-1952.

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    THE DEMANOVSKA ICE CAVE - temperature

    by Asik Updated Mar 12, 2005

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    You should take warm clothes with you even in the middle of summer :)
    The air temperature in glacier parts is around 0° C and towards the back parts without glacier it rises from 1.3 to 5.7°C. Relative humidity is between 92 and 98 %.

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    THE DEMÄNOVSKÁ ICE CAVE - entrance

    by Asik Written Mar 12, 2005

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    Entrance to the cave is in the Basta cliff, where you can climb by a zigzag trail from the Kamenna cottage. The entrance lies in elevetion 840 m, about 90 m above the bottom of the valley. There is an educational path installed along the access trail.

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