Slovak Paradise National Park, Spisska Nova Ves

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Slovak Paradise National Park is one of the nine national parks in Slovakia, situated in East Slovakia. The National Park protects the area of the Slovak Paradise mountain range, which is located in the north of the Slovenské rudohorie Mountains .The National Park covers an area of 197.63 km2, and the buffer zone around the park covers an area of 130.11 km2 ; 327.74 km2 together. Eleven national nature reserves and eight nature reserves are situated in the park. The park offers about 300 km of hiking trails, often equipped with ladders, chains and bridges. The Slovak Paradise contains about 350 caves, but only the Dobšinská Ice Cave, which is since 2000 a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is open to the public.Park creation and historyThe first protected reserve in the area of the Slovak Paradise was founded in 1890. The first protected plant was the edelweiss in 1936.The name Slovenský raj first appeared in 1921 in the Krásy Slovenska magazine and replaced many names used until that period. On 21 August 1964 the first protected landscape area in Slovakia was established in the Slovak Paradise. The area was recategorized into a national park on 18 January 1988. In 2000 Dobšinská Ice Cave became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Parts of the park also belong to the Natura 2000 network since 2004.GeographyThe National Park is situated in the Banská Bystrica Region (district of Brezno), Prešov Region (district of Poprad) and Košice Region (districts of Rožňava and Spišská Nová Ves).
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  • August 20, 2017
    The label, paradise "this really belongs to the National Park. I especially like the diversity and number of options as you go through the ravine.
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  • August 20, 2017
    The Slovak Paradise-Still surprise, bring peace, beauty and relaxation. Every season is beautiful and constantly attracts for trips and exploring. A great trip every year
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  • August 13, 2017
    Turn off your brain and feel nature, listen for gurgling streams and you leave absolutely regenerated and charged with new energy. A difficult route, but are part of your recovery. Glad to be back
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  • Szép és vadregényes hely. Aki teheti 1-1 napos túrára álljon meg. Több nagy hasadék látogatható patakban gázolva, létrákon kapaszkodva, farönkökön egyensúlyozva és sziklafalon tálcákon mászkálva. A Hernád áttörést mindenki számára ajánlom (kicsiknek, nagyoknak). A szurdokok esetén tájékozódjatok a nehézségről.
  • Don't go in April if you don't want wet feet. The beautiful gorges are to wet with melting water. There are plenty of other well marked, dry, paths though.
  • Go for a nice hike in one of the many trails this park offer.
  • This national park is absolutely incredible! Not only is it vast and snowy during winter, but the whole area is lush and gorgeous. If you're not native to Slovakia, though, you'll need to be more careful than usual, as there aren't really any safety signs and it would be very easy to slip to your death. Fantastic place, though. There's a great view of the Tatra mountains on a ledge about 600 metres high.
  • A most beautiful park, well maintained.

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