Discover the manifold history of the Tatras even today. Precious architectonic jewels will reveal some of their secrets and unique character.
Treat yourself to luxurious accommodation at splendid Art Nouveau grand hotels that the High Tatras are proud of. Admire the timeless technology of a suspension cable car and feel a touch of sports history in the area of Štrbské Pleso. Or enjoy sacral jewels of the beautiful Spiš region and the ancient history of archaeological finds.
The High Tatras are unique! Discover the beauty of their historical treasures!
Grandhotels that were built in early 20th century in Starý Smokovec (1904), Tatranská Lomnica (1905) and Štrbské Pleso (1906) are still considered symbols of luxury and architectonic perfection. All hotels have preserved their majestic and charming character and attract all those who wish to enjoy the fancy atmosphere of Art Nouveau. Spoil yourself with a touch of magnificence and prestige.
The suspension cable car that operates to Mt. Lomnický štít is a unique European masterpiece! It was the only of its kind until 1955, when it was outmatched by the cable car operating from Chamonix to Aiguille du Midi in France. The building was designed by Dušan Jurkovič, an eminent architect who was considered a phenomenon in the area of Slovakia. The High Tatras are lucky to have a piece of his work preserved on the cable car buildings.
The astronomical observatory at Skalnaté Pleso located near the tarn of Skalnaté pleso at the altitude of 1,786 metres is a true rarity in the Tatras. Originally it featured two binoculars. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the first observation in the area of Skalnaté Pleso, a new telescope with a diameter of 1.3 metres, designated for monitoring near-Earth asteroids, started to be used on 30th October 2014.
It´s mainly winter sports that went down in history in the Tatras. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and ski jumping on wooden ski jumps attracted unusual masses of tourists.
Cross-country skiing was a sports activity that influenced the modernisation and construction of ski resorts in the whole territory of the High Tatras the most.
The Tatras are still a popular sports area for all professional and recreational sportsmen due to their unique climate. Come and let your body sweat with us!
Churches have always been dominant in small towns and villages in the region of Spiš under the Tatras. One of the most precious ones is the church of St. George located in the town part of Poprad – Spišská Sobota, which dates back to the 13th century.
Wooden churches that are part of the cultural heritage of UNESCO count to typical examples of sacral folk architecture in Eastern Slovakia. You can find them in the High Tatras as well, in Starý and Dolný Smokovcec, in Tatranská Kotlina, Tatranská Javorina, Poprad and Kežmarok.
The Symbolic Cemetery at the tarn of Popradské pleso is a significant culture monument in memory of victims of the High Tatras.