Slovak Paradise National Park, Spisska Nova Ves

Categories: Mountains, Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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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  • Slovak Paradise, the route from the camp to the Canyon Hornadu Podlesok, Kláštorisko and Tomašovský views-everything was great, a little bit of adrenaline when it detects that the rods holding the auxiliary chains twists and a bit zklamani when we in the middle of the route have found about six bags of garbage (lay simply in the Woods, have a Friday). I don't know how you could find themselves. And the disappointment of the people who cover the beautiful Slovak Paradise handkerchiefs after pee. This is such a problem to take the bag and disinfecting the water??? People wake up! It's our nature!
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  • Spent 3 days camping with my son. Just to say, 1 week is not enough for this beautiful region. Nature looks so untouched in cannons. I like these canyons - Klastorna roklina, Sucha Bela. I would say i...  read more »
  • Very good place for people who like hiking with attractions like chains, ladders or suspension bridges. Its better to take good shoes because some trails go through very slippery wood plank placed ove...  read more »
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