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 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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  • Slovakian highest mountains are national parks galore, from highest peaks of Tatra, through Lower Tatra, Pieniny, Velka Fatra, Mala Fatra, Muranska Planina to Slovensky Raj (Slovak Paradise) being pro...  more »