Pieniński Park Narodowy, Szczawnica

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Pieniny National Park is a national park in northern Slovakia. The park is located in the eastern Pieniny Mountains on the border with Poland. It is the smallest national park in Slovakia with an area of 37.5 km² (14.48 mi²) and its buffer zone covers an area of 224.44 km² (86.66 mi²).The park is located in the Slovak districts of Kežmarok and Stará Ľubovňa in the Prešov Region. The National Park was founded on 16 January 1967, and its borders were adjusted in 1997.It is famous for its natural beauty, especially the Dunajec River Gorge, which is a popular rafting and hiking location. The park offers traditional folklore and architecture, especially the village of Červený Kláštor with the Museum of National Culture.
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  • The best view of the gorge is from the Sokolica view point. Start walking in Szczawnica West-end parking lot along the Dunajec river towards the canyon. After about 10 minutes, there is a little ferry...  more »
  • We love coming back to Pieniny Mountains. There are many hike routes for more and less able older and families with little children. Last summer we have done a few hikes. We have rented a bike from Sz...  more »
  • witha wife and baby in a toddler we went to the red monastery... it is easy walk with great sightseeing views... if you are afraid of going by foot you can rent a biek in Szczawnica to make it quickie...  more »
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  • Amazing views, great nature, hiking trails well marked - simply fantastic place!
  • Beautiful view. Nice people around. Good place for start hiking. The lady in small shop with maps and souvenirs was very helpful.
  • Amazing place. Great views. Interesting content. Must see!
  • Out of earth beauty and peace
  • Very secluded and beautiful place. But you must be ready to spend at least five-eight hours by hiking