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Bethlehem in Rajecka Lesna
This piece of architectural art reaches a total of 8.5 meters in length, 2.5 meters in width and 3 meters in height. Its creator, Joseph Pekara, spent 15 years of his life creating it. Throughout all this time, without ceasing, he cut out his wooden masterpiece from linden. It is worth noting that the master lives in the village to this day.
In November 1995, Slovak Bethlehem was open to the public and immediately gained worldwide fame.
Not every day you see 170 filigree figures in folk costumes who work, play and conduct religious rituals. In general, Bethlehem is a symbol of the piety of Slovaks. But religion is mixed with history. So, here you can find many biblical or religious scenes with the participation of not only the working people, but also once the ruling kings. For example, among the figures you can see how the three kings follow St. Cyril and Methodius.
Liptovská Maara Lake
This reservoir was built over 10 years, from 1965 to 1975. For the sake of it, several villages had to be flooded and the location of the railway line changed. These victims were not in vain, since today Liptovská Mara is the largest reservoir in Slovakia.
It is actively used by lovers of pedal boats, surfing, scooter riding, swimming, fishing, and more recently, extreme sports. However, this place will also appeal to those who prefer a relaxing holiday to an active one.
Summer vacations on the Liptovskoye Mare have some advantages over the winter ones, as in the summer months a pleasure boat also floats on the reservoir.
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There are 3800 caves on the small territory of Slovakia. But the Demyanov complex stands out among them, as it is the longest among all the caves. It consists of two tiers: the upper tier is the Liberty Cave, the lower one is the Ice Cave.
Perhaps the reason for the popularity of this complex lies precisely in its length, since two kilometers are available for visits in the Liberty Cave and almost the same in the Ice Cave. The duration of the tour is also complemented by its convenience, because you can walk along neat paths, thinking only about the beauty of this place and enjoying the bizarre forms of stalactites, stalagmites and karst ornaments.
The Liberty Cave owes its quirkiness to the river Demenovka, which flows through the cave, forming a beautiful underground lake there. Next to the Liberty Cave is the second cave of the Demyanov complex - Ledyanaya. It got its name because of eternal, never melting ice. Lost in the cave labyrinths is very easy, so groups of tourists are accompanied by two guides.
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The excursion route along the Dymyanovskaya cave of Freedom is 2150 m. It may seem to someone that such a long trip is an extra waste of time. However, this distance will seem like an easy walk - the route is so fascinating and beautiful.
Stalactites and stalagnates take a variety of eccentric forms, which cannot but attract attention. The same can be said about bizarre streaming formations in the form of water lilies.
In the cave you will also find an incredibly beautiful underground lake. One of the legends is associated with him, which no guide will forget. She says that any woman who decides to swim in this lake will be 10 years younger. However, volunteers have not yet been found.
Despite this, the caves will still help its visitors improve their health. Since 1993, health-improving speleoclimatic stays have been practiced here.
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How to get there
There are several ways to get to the Low Tatras resorts. First, you will need to make a flight from Moscow to the Poprad-Tatra Airport, considered the highest mountain in Europe and closest to the Low Tatras. The airport is 5 km from the city of Poprad, located at the foot of the mountains. You cannot get to the village by public transport from the airport, so you have to take a taxi or rent a car. Further, depending on where you plan to relax, you can choose between a trip by bus, train or rented car.
Trains run from Bratislava (final - Kosice) to Liptovsky Mikulas, which is the closest railway station to the most popular resort in the Low Tatras - Jasna. Travel time varies from 3 hours 10 minutes to 4 hours. The cost depends on the duration of the trip and class. The approximate price of a one-way trip is about 10-15 EUR. Also, this train makes a stop at the station Ruzomberok, belonging to the resort of the same name. Travel time is about 3 hours 40 minutes. The fare for one-way second class is about 12 EUR. Prices on the page are for September 2018.
If you plan a trip from Poprad, then the same train, when moving back from Kosice to Bratislava, stops at the station in Poprad, after which, after making several stops, arrives in Liptovsky Mikulas. Travel time is about 40 minutes. The cost of a one-way trip is about 3-5 EUR. All the same applies to the Ruzomberok station.
From Liptovsky Mikulas to the resort will need to be reached by taxi (about 14 km), or by bus. Ruzomberok station is located near the resort.