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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  • A great walking park in a interesting part of Slovakia..most of the trails are one way so plan carefully as you'll spend between 4-6 hours finding your way over ladders ,bridges and wooden steps ...ev...  more »
  • The name is perfect. trekking and walks by various difficulties, with landscape and nature, special places, recreation and food. There is a possibility diu doing anything. More than words is living.
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  • In the deed the unique mountains. Maľebné Valley. Beware of inputs tend to be paid. There are many one-way streets and I do not recommend it for less savvy people and even for people who tend to have dizziness.
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  • 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.
  • Fun and easy tracks.
  • Lots of spectacular and exciting routes to choose from. An old favourite.
  • Great trails and nice park overall. Like they say - Paradise.
  • Most beautiful park I've visited! Gorgeous walks and the nature is amazing.