Stary Smokovec, Villa Alica

This eye-pleasing log house has been standing in the centre of Starý Smokovec since 1880. Its original name used to be „Little Spiš“. A couple of years later it was renamed after the great Tatry-loving Austro-Hungarian minister Dezider Szilágyi (to this day many inhabitants of the Tatras know it as the Szilágy villa).

Wooden churches in the High Tatras area

Wooden churches could be described as a masterpiece of Slovak folk art. They are without a unique part of our cultural heritage. In Slovakia from more than 300 original objects preserved to this day, about 60 of sacral buildings. These buildings were on the one hand a sign of transience and “smallness” of man,

Starý Smokovec, Wooden Roman Catholic church

The church in Stary Smokovec is located in the mountainous village, just a few meters from the valley (bottom) station funicular to Hrebienok. It is built in the Alpine style and half-timbered masonry, which is the characteristic of this building style and unrepeatable.

Dolny Smokovec, Roman Catholic church

The church has been serving the public and spa guests since 1891. It were the regular spa guests who organised a collection which funded the construction costs. The building was designed by the famous architect Gideon Majunke (1855 – 1921) of Spišska Sobota (more…)

Tatranska Kotlina, Wooden Roman Catholic church

Another in a series of wooden churches in the vicinity of our hotel is a little church in Tatranska Kotlina. You can find it at the end of the village in the direction of Zdiar, just before exit for the distinctive village Lendak. It situated to the right of the main road. When going by car it can be easily overlooked because it is obscured by the high trees (more…)

Stone churches (medieval, 13th century.)

Medieval stone churches

Spis region, without any exaggeration can be described as a very attractive tourist region. It is interesting not only for the Slovaks, but can also offer many attractions of global importance to foreigners. In addition to the unique and unspoilt nature it is also rich in cultural heritage. (more…)

Velka Lomnica, the Roman Catholic church

The village Velka Lomnica is located about 8 miles northeast of Poprad, just next to the main road to Kezmarok and Stara Lubovna. The first written mention of the village dates back to 1257, when it belonged among the advanced settlements of Spis and became the property of Rikolfa, the founder of the family of the lords of Lomnica. (more…)

Mlynica, the Roman Catholic church

MLYNICA | Roman Catholic church

This little village is located about 8 km north of Poprad. Its origin is linked to the German colonization of Spiš. Many famous Tatra guides, as well as many experienced mountaineers, who knew the surrounding mountains like the back of their own hands came from Mlynica. Many of them are buried in the local cemetery (more…)

Kezmarok, Protestant Wooden Articular church

Protestant Wooden Articular church

Evanjelický artikulárny kostol | Hotel SLOVAN***

Evanjelický artikulárny kostol | Hotel SLOVAN***

This important national cultural and sacral monument was created nearly 300 years ago. The church, paradoxically, owes its creation to the” dark” ages and the persecution of Protestants in our country. And what does the term “articular” means? Let’s have a little look at the history. (more…)

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