POPRAD AND SURROUNDINGS IN SUMMER
POPRAD AND SURROUNDINGS IN SUMMER
In summer, the city of Poprad offers a varied cultural program, regular events and festivals of international importance, shopping opportunities as well as attractive points of interest such as Spišská Sobota Square, gallery, museum and so on. Poprad is a tourist center mainly due to the surrounding natural resources in 4 national parks, thanks to a large thermal water park operated all year round as well as due to the rich history of the Spiš region and many monuments. For tourists, it is a great starting point, especially for good transport links to the surrounding area.
GALLERY OF TOWN POPRAD
In the near but also further surroundings of Poprad, the visitor is offered countless tips for trips. All you have to do is to decide which direction to take. For information about the transport visit THIS section of the website and information on train and bus connections click on Timetables.
WEST – LIPTOVSKY MIKULAS
Transfer to the historical region of Liptov, which offers opportunities for summer and winter recreation, especially in the Western and Low Tatras, summer recreation at the Liptovská Mara reservoir, visits to cultural and historical monuments or traditional events.
Važec (31 km): Važecká cave, Soldiers cementery.
Východná (37 km): Folk festival every year in July.
Pribylina (53 km): Natural village – Museum of Liptov.
Liptovský Hrádok (53 km): Grand Castle, Entographical and shepherd museum Exposition of mining and metal working in Liptov region – Maša (Vážnica a klopačka).
Liptovský Mikuláš (61 km): St. Nicholaus Church, Museum of Janko Kráľ, Exposition Tatrín and Requests of the Slovak nation, The House of the Razus brothers, Synagogue, Liptov museum – NKP Black Eagle, Slovak museum of nature protection and cave exploration, Museum of L. Mattyasovszký, Liptov gallery of Peter Michal Bohúň, The House of Photography, Centre of Koloman Sokol, Rumanský Art Centre, Gallery P&P Petráš, Aquapark Tatralandia, Tatrapolis, Bricklandia, ZOO Kontakt.
NORTHWEST – HIGH TATRAS
The High Tatras offer a wide range of leisure activities – hiking, climbing, adrenaline attractions, attractions for children and visits to museums or galleries. Many alpine routes to lakes, mountain huts, valleys or peaks are attractive. The starting points for tourism are the Tatra settlements and villages mentioned bellow. You can easily get to the Tatras from Poprad, for example, by Tatra trams or bus connections.
Starý Smokovec (13 km): Funicular, educational paths, calvary, Hrebienok – Studenovodské waterfalls, Gallery Tatry vnútri, Tricklandia, Museum of Tatra cinematography and photography, Gallery Vila Flóra.
Tatranská Lomnica (19 km): Museum of TANAP, Ski museum The first ski museum, Exposition Tatra nature – Botanical garden, Tatrabob and other attractions, cableway to Skalnaté pleso and Lomnický štít, chair lift to Lomnické sedlo, educational path, Gallery Dobrá hračka- children playground.
Tatranská kotlina (24 km): Belianska cave, rope park.
Štrbské Pleso (30 km): Mountain water area, rowing, ponds of love, sports compound with attractions, waterfalls Skok, Solisko – cable chairlift, Popradské pleso.
Ždiar (32 km): Museum Ždiar house, Bachleda valley with summer and winter attractions, Walkway through the treetops, Light dome.
Tatranská Javorina (45 km): Castle of Prince Hohenlohe (today under control of President’s Office), St. Anna Church, hiking trails.
NORTH – CERVENY KLASTOR – PIENINY
North of Poprad is another national park – Pieniny. In the beautiful nature, the visitor can experience extraordinary adventures on the river Dunajec, see the sights Červený Kláštor, enjoy sports and tourism, or even cross the border and visit the Polish border town. On the way to Červený Kláštor you can also stop at other interesting places: Kežmarok, Strážky, Spišská Belá and Podolínec (- description is given in the Northeast direction).
Červený kláštor (51 km): Cartusian Monastery, rafting on Dunajec river.
NORTHEAST – KEZMAROK, STARA LUBOVNA
Northeast of Poprad, the visitor has an opportunity to meet the history at almost every step. The area offers urban historical areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, museums, swimming opportunities, but also a visit to the distillery with a tasting of the only Slovak whiskey.
Vrbov (15 km): thermal swimming pool Thermal park Vrbov.
Kežmarok (15 km): Slovak royal charter town, Wooden Protestant Church constructed under restrictive articles (UNESCO), Kežmarok Castle, Museum of living culture in Spiš region, Lyceum, Basilica of Saint Cross with Rennaisance Belfry, New Evangelical Church, Paulínsky church, Historical Cemetery.
Spišská Belá – Strážky (20 km): Chateau Strážky with English park (Slovak national gallery).
Spišská Belá (22 km): Slovak technical museum, Museum of J. M. Petzval, Museum of Michal Greisiger.
Podolínec (32 km): Church of Assumption of Virgin Mary with Belfry, Church and Monastery of piarists, Podolínsky castel, city walls, town houses.
Vyšné Ružbachy (40 km): Spa Vyšné Ružbachy, Ski park Vyšné Ružbachy, travertine crater, natural symposium of sculpture.
Hniezdne (44 km): Nestville park – distillery with exhibitions and a visitors‘ tour.
Stará Ľubovňa (49 km): Slovak royal charter town, Ľubovňa castle, Ľubovňa natural museum – Museum of Zamagurie region village, Church of St. Nicholas, The House of Ľubovňa burghers.
EAST – LEVOCA, SPISSKE PODHRADIE
This direction will move you to the historical region of Spiš, which offers many monuments written in the UNESCO World Heritage List, sacral monuments, museums and castle.
Spišský Štvrtok (18 km): Gothic church with Chapel, Chateau housing the Centre for Social Services (DSS) is open for public with exhibition of the Center’s clients‘ handicraft.
Levoča (28 km): Slovak royal charter town, St. James Temple, Renaissance townhall – museum, renaissance belfry, cage of shame, Evangelical church, Museum – Art culture in Spiš region, pilgrimage to the Cult of Mary’s mountain with church of the Visitation of Virgin Mary, Gothic church and Monastery of Minorites, Master Paul´s House – museum, House of Thurzo, Baroque church of Minorites, city walls.
Levočská dolina (35 km): organic swimming pool, adventure fishing, hiking and biking trails, wellness hotel
Spišské podhradie (43 km): Spiš castle (UNESCO), Spišská Kapitula: St. Martin’s Cathedral, Bishop´s Palace, seminary, canonists‘campus.
Žehra, časť Hodkovce (47 km): Chateau housing the Centre for Social Services (DSS) is open for public with exhibition of the Center’s clients‘ handicraft.
Žehra (48 km): Romanesque – gothic church.
Dreveník (48 km): Natural travertine rock formations.
SOUTHEAST – SPISSKA NOVA VES
Southeast of Poprad you can get directly to paradise, in our case to the Slovak Paradise National Park, visit the town of Spišská Nová Ves with its museums or go up 154 steps to the highest church tower in Slovakia, from where you will have a beautiful view of the town and its surroundings.
Gánovce (5 km): The area where a Neanderthal skull was found, Aqua Spa Ganovce (Ganovce is located off the highway).
Smižany (24 km): Ethnographic Museum, Birthplace of Ján Nálepka.
Spišská Nová Ves (28 km): Museum of the Spiš region, Slovak technical museum, Artist´s Gallery, ZOO, Rope park Monkeyland, Educational mining path Novoveská Huta.
Markušovce (35 km): Dardanelles mansion and summer house.
Národný park Slovenský raj Podlesok, Hrabušice (16 km) -summer and winter tourism, summer recreation on the waterfront (Palcmanská Maša).
SOUTH – ROZNAVA
South of Poprad is the Slovak Paradise National Park designed primarily for summer hiking in the mountains and by the water. In addition, there are several caves, some of which are inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List, a manor house with an extensive park or the town of Rožňava with its monuments. In the immediate vicinity of the city there is also a recreational part Kvetnica, suitable for both hiking and biking.
Kvetnica, recreation area (5 km) – summer and winter hiking, calvary, mountain Goats Backs with beautiful views of the surroundings.
Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa (30 km)
Ochtiná (72 km): Ochtinská aragonite cave.
Betliar (67 km): Chateau Betliar with an English park.
Rožňava (73 km): Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary, watchtower, St. Francis Xavier Church.
Krásnohorské podhradie (78 km): Krásna Hôrka Castle (at present under reconstruction), Andrássy Mausoleum.
SOUTHWEST – LIPTOVSKA TEPLICKA
The village Liptovská Teplička has become the Slovak village of the year several times in a row. It is interesting mainly by maintaining folklore and craft traditions, but also by unique cellars and well-preserved barns. The village is surrounded by beautiful nature on the edge of the Low Tatras and is a suitable location for cycling trips.
Liptovská Teplička (23 km)