Liptovsky Mikulas Travel Guide

  • Walled medieval church
    Walled medieval church
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    Entrance To The Gorge
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    Liptovska Mara
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Liptovsky Mikulas Things to Do

  • Hiking in the Choč Mountains

    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...

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  • CHURCH OF ST. NICHOLAS

    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...

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  • MUSEUM OF JANKA KRALA

    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...

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  • METAMORPHOSES FOUNTAIN

    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

    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...

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  • Prosiecka Dolina

    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...

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  • Liptovska Mara

    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...

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  • Demanovska dolina valley cave

    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...

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  • Relaxing at Besenova

    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

    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...

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  • Tatralandia

    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...

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  • THE DEMANOVSKA CAVE OF LIBERTY

    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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Liptovsky Mikulas Hotels

  • Hotel Janosik

    Janosikovo nabrezie 1, Liptovsky Mikulas, 034 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Steve

    1. M�¡ja 699, Liptovsky Mikulas, 031 01, sk

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Business

  • Hotel Klar

    Ul 1 Maja 117 Liptovsky Mikulas 031 01

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

Liptovsky Mikulas Restaurants

  • Great food, great prices

    Looking for good Slovakian food, in a clean, friendly atmosphere? We found such a place in Liptovsky Mikulas, and highly recommend it. The food was tasty, and the portions were large...our waiter recommended half portions for a few of our children, and even then, there was too much. The ribs and pork medallions were delicious, and for the truly...

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  • Not for the veggies

    Lots of stuffed animals decorate the walls and staff are in traditional attire. Very friendly and a bit kitsch but if you are a veggie those beady eyes staring at you might put you off your dinner. The food is traditional Slovak - good but a bit heavier than some - lots of rich sauces. If you want some interesting fare (which surely is what...

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  • A bizarre concept

    Why bizarre - well when we went to Slovakia for the first time the last place we imagined we would visit was an 'American themed bar'. Having visited the States quite a few times I can honestly say that the food at Route 66 is infinitely better ! In other words it is Slovak food with supposedly American names on the menu. The restaurant is in a...

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Liptovsky Mikulas Transportation

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    by balhannah Written Jan 31, 2014

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    Leaving Liptovsky Mikulas behind, we found a new Highway we were able to travel along to Levoca. It is the D1 and joins the E50 at the village of Spissky Stvrtok, a short distance from Levoca.

    Quite a bit of this highway which began Bratislava has been completed. It is hoped the four-lane motorway connecting Bratislava and Kosice will be finished at the earliest in 2018, maybe 2020.
    Make sure you check the Motorway speed limits as they vary in places from 130km/h to 90 km/h.
    It makes travelling throughout this area good and fast.

    Remember, you must have a VIGNETTE to travel on this road.
    10 days 10 EUR
    30 days 14 EUR
    1 year 50 EUR

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Liptovsky Mikulas Warnings and Dangers

  • Taxi drivers at the train station

    Cheating non-Slovak speakers/nationals seems to be normal for some taxi drivers at the train/bus station: I have paid 250 SKK for a 5KM trip while the normal road is much shorter. When later I have realized that and went with a friend speaking Slovak to complain (with the receipt stating clearly the starting point and the address of my "pension"),...

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  • GET YOUR VIGNETTE (Motorway Pass)

    Make sure you get your "VIGNETTE" in Austria and Slovakia if you drive on the Motorways (Autoroutes). These are available at the service stations on route as you enter the country. They are valid for 1-7 days min , 1 month, 3 months and 1 year.A vignette is the motorway tax pass and is important. It is not a rip off when compared to the government...

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Liptovsky Mikulas Tourist Traps

  • Pure Robbery!

    If you're visiting this area, be prepared to pay some ridiculous fees. They really like to over charge for things they shouldn't.We went to Prosiecka Dolina, and there was just a small gravel parking, and we had to pay a fee of 5 Euros for 2 hours. That is ridiculous. In US, they never charge you to park on gravel, especially that much.But that...

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  • Peace and quiet is one thing ....

    Jasna is known as the key Slovak ski resort and given the size of the hotel we were staying in and the large hotel at the bottom of the road we felt that in the summer it would be a nice but not too noisy place to stay. It was - until 8pm at night when it got spooky. How do hundreds of hotel residents just disappear. They were there at dinner,...

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Liptovsky Mikulas What to Pack

  • by bollyandy Updated May 25, 2007

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    Luggage and bags: It is possible to buy virtually anything you need in LM - particularly outdoor gear. Provided that you avoid overprized western brands you can kit yourself out very reasonably.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you like shoes try the Gabor factory shop (near Route 66) in the shopping plaza - very good deals on excellent quality womens and mens footwear

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: There are a couple of pharmacists and the hypermarket Hypernova is open every day and has most toiletries you could need. We have struggled to buy any high or even medium factor suncream - Slovakians dont seem to use it.

    Photo Equipment: There is a specialist photo shop at the bottom of the old town square

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Lots and lots of outdoor shops - the Keswick of Slovakia.

    Miscellaneous: If you plan on visiting Tatralandia flip flops and fleeces are useful. It is quite a windy spot and the paths are a bit hard on the feet as you walk from pool to pool.

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Liptovsky Mikulas Off The Beaten Path

  • Stanišovská cave

    It is a karst cave located north of the Janska Valley on the southern slopes of the Low Tatras, 15 km from Liptovský Mikuláš. What is really special about this cave is that there is no lights inside - you visit it only with headlamp (which guide gives to you at the entrance). Thanks to that you feel like a real explorer. If all visitors turn off...

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  • LIPTOVSKA MARA RESERVOIR

    Located next to Liptovsky Mikulas is the Liptovská Mara Reservoir. I thought it interesting that where the dam is situated was an important settlement in pre-historic times. Archaeological finds dated to Paleolit, Younger Bronze Age and from Great-Moravian Times. Now, all this area is under water, as is the town of Liptovská Mara, of which the...

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Liptovsky Mikulas Sports & Outdoors

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    by balhannah Updated Feb 1, 2014

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    As we drove away from the town of Liptovsky Mikulas, I noticed ski runs in the mountains.
    There are several ski resorts in the area, one 7kms and another 15kms away from Liptovsky Mikulas.
    Liptovsky Jan - Javorovica is family friendly and has 4 easy slopes serviced by 4 lifts, covered by artificial snowmaking. Beginners can enjoy day and night on the slopes.
    The Jasna Low Tatras ski resort has over twenty four lifts on both sides of the Chopok Mountain – including seven chair lifts and three cable cars.
    The slopes are graded as 28% beginner, 51% intermediate, and 21% advanced

    If your sick of skiing, I read the resort is near the entrances to the Demänovská Cave of Liberty and Demänovská Ice Cave.

    Liptovský Mikuláš is the closest tourist town for going to these places.

    Jasna is currently bidding alongside Krakow to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.

    As you can see in the photo, in April there was hardly any snow.

    Ski slopes by Liptovsky Mikulas
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Liptovsky Mikulas Favorites

  • CAR PARKING

    Where to find a car park in the city without paying a fortune, always hard to find.Then we came across the parking area in my photo, free parking is what we thought. This changed when we pulled into a vacant spot, for out from the little hut in the photo, emerged a person to collect some money for parking there.The moral of the story is....It you...

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  • CHURCHES EN-ROUTE FROM ZILINA

    Somewhere between Zilina and Liptovsky Mikulas, we passed by towns with these medieval type walled Churches. I have seen them in Germany, and there they were very old, I imagine they would be so here! I really like them and their attractive onion domes.Sorry I can't remember which villages, etc, only that they were along route E50.Keep your eyes...

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