The region of Liptov lies in the north of Slovakia and its northestern part borders on Poland. Its natural scenery is one of the most beautiful in the country. The Veľká Fatra Mountains, the ridge of the Choč Mountains. and the ridge of the West Tatras (Západné Tatry) form the northern limit of the region. The southern border of the region coincides with the ridge of the Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry) and the ridge of the Veľká Fatra Mountains marks the western border.
Photo: Roháčske plesá, West Tatras © Rastislav Brunovský
The Čierny Váh and the Biely Váh rise the Liptov and their confluence creates the Váh, which is the longest river in Slovakia.
Thank to unique natural assets and cultural monuments, Liptov is one of the most attractive regions of Slovakia. The most part of its territory is mountainous, abounding with forests and beauties of nature. The most valuable parts of Liptov are protected under the Tatra National Park (TANAP), National Park of Nízke Tatry (Low Tatra) and National Park of Veľká Fatra. High Level of protection also proves the real value of the nature in Liptov. The protection of the forests and natural monuments makes Liptov a guaranteed green region with pure nature.
Photo: Derešský kotol, National Park of Nízke Tatry (Low Tatras) © Matej Rumanský
Hiking and cycling in summer, down-hill and cross-country skiing in winter are the activities often pursued by tourists in Liptov. Tremendous underground resources - several caves open to the public and numerous medicinal and thermal springs as well as the water reservoir Liptovská Mara complete the perfect picture of the Liptov region.
Cultural and historic monuments of Liptov are also well worth seeing. The whole region is exceptionally rich in architectural monuments from various historical periods. They include a number of mansions and manor houses that can be encountered in several villages. The oldest architectural monuments are ruins of medieval castles - Likava and Liptov Castle.
Photo: Likava Castle © Tibor Rendek
Popular architecture can still be bound in several villages in Liptov, for example, there are several monuments in Vlkolínec (inscribed in the UNESCO List of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage) and the Open-Air Museum in Pribylina. The unique Wooden Church in Svätý Kríž is one of the biggest wooden structures in Europe. Other cultural and historical attractions of Liptov are for instance Archaeological Open-Air Museum Havránok, Shepherd Museum in Liptovský Hrádok, Gallery of P.M. Bohúň and Rumanský Art Centre in Liptovský Mikuláš or the towns of Liptov as such.
Photo: Vlkolínec - UNESCO World Heritage Site © Tibor Rendek
The combination of natural attractions, cultural and historical heritage, along with the possibility to go for sports, actively spend your free time, relax and enjoy some nice experience make Liptov the biggest natural fun & play area in Slovakia.