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 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,
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.
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…)
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…)
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…)
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 | 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…)
Protestant Wooden Articular church
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…)
The second stop of the historical route is the Protestant Lycée building, located in the immediate vicinty of the Protestant wooden articular church. The firts reports of the existence of urban schools are from 1383 – 1392. However, it is assumed that the first type of school – parish school – had existed a century earlier.(more…)