A skansen in an open air museum full of old buildings that are from all over Slovakia. There are farm houses, work houses, a church and other various buildings. One can go into some of the homes, which are decorated with period furniture. There is one restaurant on the premises. Highly recommended.more
Located in a very communist rectangular building that has no fuss. This building has a very interesting collection of folk costumes from all over the country. Some stuff at the museum is hit or miss, such as the embroidery and stuffed animal collection. But the collection of local tools, ceramic bowls and textiles are interesting. Really...more
Visit the High Tatra mountain range.I've put this information here because I visited these mountains in a day-trip from Vrutky. The most important town in the High Tatra region is Poprad, which has even got an airport.The High Tatra is a mountain-range, the highest and most Northern of the entire Carpathian mountains. These mountains are a giant...more
Visit CicmanyCicmany (800 inhabitants) is a small village. There are 140 wooden houses with rather particular paintings. There is a museum of the village life. Houses are protected as a village reservation. There is a small hotel and good though limited ski possibilities with ski-lift in winter. Well-known spa Rajecke Teplice is not far from the...more
there are lot of pizzerias actually in the centre of the town...but if you want to try something other just come there...it is family restaurant and the interior is not anything special...but the food is usually of good quality and worth the priceif you are not hungry too much just choose from the salads menu...there is quite a good choicemore
My favourite Restaurant is a Hamburger restaurant. The menu is cheap. The olnly thing what I understand :)))I don't know the name of the restaurant but it's easy to find becouse all is yellow and red.The other problem:THE PEOPLE DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH. :( Hamburger menuHot Dog menu :)more
you really should have a bike if you want to observe beatiful spots of Turiec region (surroundings of Martin).
you can choose between more bike-routes. It is easy to find them because there are signs along the road, so if you keep your eyes open, you cant get lost...
there is choice between easy ones (i like the one along river Turiec ) and more difficult, but most of the paths go up and down the hill (also quite big ones) very often, so be prepared
if you are in martin, dont miss beautiful surroundings, especially valleys in Velka Fatra. you can get there by car and just walk for how much you want in wood by the stream...
and if you prefer to do more trekking why not to go on...and climb some hills?
Some old pictures, from the beginning of nineties...
Martin (Túrócszentmárton) and Vrútky (Ruttka) was in Hungarian Kingdom.