Poprad is probably best known for access to the Tatra Mountains but, just ouside the centre and now incorporated into the municipality, is Spišská Sobota, a small village (and conservation area). Burghers' houses surround an attractive square and the place has a charming central-European Baroque feel to it. Specific sights are limited but it does have a 15th century church (with a prized 1516 altar) and a Renaissance bell-tower similar to others in the area. If your visit to the area allows you time for Kežmarok or Levoča, all well and good but if time is limited and you want a glimpse of old Slovakia, try Spišská Sobota.
aqua city thermal spa park is one very special place, numerous pools and water shutes to enjoy , bar and restaurants , water lovely and hot . go out of season if possible as does get busy.
we reall y enjoyed it and ideal for children of all ages ,
there are also two hotels within the complex should you wish to stay .
we stayed one day, but wished it had been longer !!
This war memorial is located in a small park just off Hviezdbalvova street opposite Hotel Gerlach.
It is dedicated to the Red Army that liberated the people of Poprad on 17th June 1945 from the faschists.
The church of St. Egidius is an early gothic roman-catholic church. It features one altar and old wall paintings from the 15th century. In 1609 there was a big fire and consequently the church has been rebuilt.
15 km before Tatranska Lomnica a train drive you up the mountain to 1250m.
Sorry forgot the name of that village.
It’s also possible to walk to that point, like my kids and I did.
Our dog wasn’t allowed to go by train without a muzzle, we forgot to bring one, so we went up walking and I am sure we pleased him much more with that.
Sometimes the rain came down on us but that was a welcome cooler after some very HOT days.
At the outside area of Poprad you have beautiful panorama’s at the high Tatra.
And if you like hiking Poprad is an excellent starting point for a hike in the high Tatra.
At Tatranska Lomnica is a cable cabin which leads you to the higest top of the high Tatra (2632 m)
You pass mountain lake Skalnaté pleso (1751) there you find also a ski elevator which has the Lomnické Sedlo (2190m) as ending point.
This ski elevator is only open during winter time.
Poprad city center is nice. But it's absolutely a must to visit the old part Spisska Sobota. I have never seen such a cozy old town before! It's abandonned and not crowded at all. The streets are covered with snow and the medieval houses very lovely. if you're interested there is another picture of Spisska Sobota on my accomodation tip for Penzion Atrium
Me & Marek just wandered around Poprad but at every turn, my eyes would be set to the High Mountains looming above Poprad.
Couldn't really wait till the following day to reach part of it !
As me & Marek arrived in Poprad by train from Kosice, I captured this amazing sight. The High Tatras !
They were still covered in snow ! I love the sight.
It was looming in the distance. So impressive.
In this gallery you can view permanent and temporary exhibitions of various art.
Open: Mon-Fri 9am till 5 pm and Sat 9am till 2 pm. An entry fee applies.