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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Beautiful nature, amazing hiking trail, kind people. Here, you can feel the power and beauty of mother nature! Love it more than anything else
  • Great area for hiking from few hours trips to full days tracks. When taking an "easy" or short track, make sure to check the complexity level. Some of the tracks are short but complicated, includes ladders and more advanced climbing, the times of each track can vary a lot depend on the person who do it. Some tracks although stated as cyclic end at a different point then where you start, and the return route can be not so easy to walk (near main roads for example)
  • Amazing place! I have managed to do it even though I was super scared. Take sandwiches and good coffee with you as this is not easy to get there. Also good to start early morning so you get the most of it with less crowd, one day trip can be enough.
  • I have been here twice. The routes leading to the top and their surrounding landscape is breathtaking. I would recommend this place to those who like hiking and not scared of heights.
  • Slovak Paradise is really awesome and if you're nearby you have to visit at least once. There are nice routes through the forest and the mountains but especially the gorges are really beautiful. You can walk into a lot of gorges which have different difficulties from easy till hard. Only disadvantage in the Paradise is the trash of human in the park.

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