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Bio Natural swimming pool Snina Snina

Bio Natural swimming pool Snina

Snina (area: Poloniny National Park, region: Upper Zemplin)

One of the newest tourist attractions in Snina, new natural swimming-pool was built in 2010 in the recreational area Snina ponds, by reconstruction of the original 3 pools. Filtration of water takes place in the biological zone by water plants. Pool has a capacity of 1200 persons; while up to 560 guests can swim at the same time. The water is purely cleaned by natural way - without chemicals. It is pumped from the pool into the adjancent cleaning tank, where ten kinds of aquatic plants are planted. Plants eliminate contaminants that are leached from the human body - feed on them. The more people...

Domaša - water reservoir Holčíkovce

Domaša - water reservoir

Holčíkovce (area: Domaša, region: Upper Zemplin)

Domaša is a dam situated in the mountains surrounding The Low Beskids, in the north of the town Vranov nad Topľou, in Eastern Slovakia. The lake, surrounded by rolling hills, offers wide possibilities of recreation and water sports. The right bank of the lake is covered by forests, and on the opposite side woods alternate with meadows. The area is highly suitable for mushroom-pickers, hunters and lovers of long hikes in the country. There are five holiday destinations: Dobrá, Poľany, Holčíkovce, Nová Kelča and Valkov. Its western bank is accessible from Prešov through Hanušovce nad Topľou...

Zoo Park Stropkov Stropkov

Zoo Park Stropkov

Stropkov (area: Ondavská Highlands, region: Upper Zemplin)

Zoo Park is located in the centre of the town Stropkov in eastern Slovakia. It is an interesting, attractive and above all cultural - educational establishment of Stropkov. It was created in 1984 when a station for young naturalists was built from the initiative of children and parents. It was later renamed as Zoo. Zoo Park features lots of animals in 40 aviaries. Its location in the middle of the city offers residents and visitors throughout the year opportunity for distraction, recovery, relaxing after a daily work and leisure time for children and adults in the nature. Visitors can delight...

Astronomical observatory on Kolonicke Sedlo Snina

Astronomical observatory on Kolonicke Sedlo

Snina (area: Poloniny National Park, region: Upper Zemplin)

 

Brekov Castle Strážske

Brekov Castle

Strážske (area: Vihorlat Mountains, region: Upper Zemplin)

Brekov Castle was a medieval castle whose ruins can be easily seen from afar when travelling between Strážske and Humenné. It was built in the Middle Ages as a guard castle, along with other nearby castles - Jasenov, Vinné, Čičava. They were built in the 13th century and belonged to the system of castles in Hungary - Poland route. In the first half of the 15th century its walls were strengthened and shortly afterwards the castle played a significant role in internal political fights, especially in 1466 when troops of King Matthias Corvinus and his defendant, the Polish king Casimir IV...

ČIČVA Castle Vranov nad Topľou

ČIČVA Castle

Vranov nad Topľou (region: Upper Zemplin)

Čičva Castla Ruins stand on a hill in Ondavská Highlands above the village Sedliská. The castle was built in the 14th century and became a guard fortress at the "Polish Gate". It was the centre of the vast estate, which included more than 60 villages. In 1527, during the reign of Drughet family it was a meeting place and headquarters of the archive of Zemplínska stool. In the same year John Zápoľský conquered the castle and set it in fire. During the fire also the archive of Zemplin Stool had burned. However, the castle was renovated and repaired again. In 1684 it was captured...

JASENOV CASTLE Humenné

JASENOV CASTLE

Humenné (region: Upper Zemplin)

Ski area Zámutov Zámutov

Ski area Zámutov

Zámutov (area: Slanske vrchy, region: Upper Zemplin)

Miniatures of wooden churches Ulič

Miniatures of wooden churches

Ulič (area: Poloniny National Park, region: Upper Zemplin)

An interesting tourist attraction of the village of Ulič, one of the easternmost villages in Slovakia, is the mini-open-air museum of miniatures of wooden churches. You will find an open-air museum in the environment of a public park. Wooden churches are an integral part of the national cultural heritage. Miniatures are made of oak and pine wood in a scale of 1:10. Among the miniatures are models of churches from Rusky Potok, Topola, or the village of Uličské Krivé. The open-air museum is open to the public.

MORSKÉ OKO LAKE Zemplínske Hámre

MORSKÉ OKO LAKE

Zemplínske Hámre (area: Vihorlat Mountains, region: Upper Zemplin)

Morské oko (called Veľké Vihorlatské jazero in the past; literally Sea Eye) is a lake in the Vihorlat Mountains in east Slovakia. It is at 618 m, covers 0.13 km² with a maximum depth of 25.1 m. It is a national nature reserve (covering 1.08 km²) since 1984 and part of the Vihorlat Protected Landscape Area. Among the many fish are trout.

Renaissance castle in Humenne Humenné

Renaissance castle in Humenne

Humenné (area: Ondavská Highlands, region: Upper Zemplin)

The manor house, the dominant feature of the town of Humenné, was built on the site of a medieval water castle, a simple tower-shaped building surrounded by a moat. It is one of the most important cultural and historical monuments in the area. The manor house was built by the Drugeth family between 1619 and 1641 on the site of a burnt-out manor house. The manor has a square floor plan with a central courtyard. Its safety was to be guaranteed by square towers in the corners. The tower with the entrance gate and drawbridge over the moat opens in the middle of the façade. The manor house in...

Ski Danová Medzilaborce

Ski Danová

Medzilaborce (region: Upper Zemplin)

Slovak opal mines  Zámutov

Slovak opal mines

Zámutov (area: Slanske vrchy, region: Upper Zemplin)

Slovak opal mines can be found in eastern Slovakia on the territory of Slanské vrchy. They are situated 20 km southeast of Prešov, between the villages of Červenica and Zlatá Baňa. Opal mines have been known around the world since the 16th century. The largest opal called Harlequin was found in 1775 in a stream in the village of Červenica. Its weight is almost 600 grams. It is currently housed in the Natural History Museum in Vienna. The golden age of opal mines near the village of Červenica today is reminiscent of the reconstructed entrance to the tunnel. Slovak opal is stored in...

SNINA PONDS Snina

SNINA PONDS

Snina (area: Poloniny National Park, region: Upper Zemplin)

Vihorlat observatory Humenné

Vihorlat observatory

Humenné (area: Ondavská Highlands, region: Upper Zemplin)

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