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By Air

Martin Airport (ICAO: LZMA) is a small glider airport located in Martin, Slovakia.Martin is also served by Martin Airport, a small general aviation airport used for gliding.

By Train

Martin is near the main Slovak road from Bratislava to Kosice as well as being near the main railway.It is connected directly to zilina, Turcianske Teplice and Ruzomberok.

By Bus

Public transport is not only in Martin itself but it also extends to the surrounding town of Vrutky and to three villages (Bystricka, Lipovec, Turcianske Klacany).

Key places to visit
Slovak National Museum, Museum of the Slovak Village, Velka Fatra Mountain, Velka Fatra National Park, Mala Fatra National Park


Places to Visit

Slovak National Museum

The Slovak National Museum in Martin is an ethnographically oriented branch of the Slovak National Museum,it's located in Martin, Slovakia.The Slovak National Museum in Martin is the oldest and the largest workplace in the Slovak National Museum.It dates backs to the end of the 19th century,and it is connected with the establishment of the Slovak Museology Society in 1893.It currently operates as a nationwide specialised museum oriented on the documentation of the development of folklore culture in Slovakia, including ethnic groups, Slovaks living abroad, as well as ethno-museology from the oldest times to the present.It also creates the bases for a wide professional use and accumulation of the stores of the Martin Benka Museum, Karol Plicka Museum, the Museum of the Slovak Village, Professional Library and the Special Designation Archive, the Store of Archaeology and Cultural History.

Museum of the Slovak Village

The large open-air Museum of the Slovak Village is situated on the outskirts of the northern city of Martin in Slovakia.It was established since the 1960s by the Slovak National Museum in Martin.It presents northwest Slovak traditional folk architecture, typical in its habitation and lifestyle of traditional rural communities in Slovakia from the 19th to the early 20th century.At the Museum of the Slovak Village, various events are held every year.These whole-day events show or reconstruct traditional professions, production and handicrafts, ceremonies, traditional manners and folklore.For instance, Easter in the Countryside, Days of Firefighters, Children Sunday, Michal's Market or Christmas in the Countryside.

Velka Fatra Mountain

is a mountain range in the Western Carpathians in Slovakia.In the geomorphological system, it is a part of the Fatra-Tatra Area.It is situated approximately among the towns of Ruzomberok, Harmanec, Turcianske Teplice and Martin.The Turiec Basin and the Lesser Fatra mountains are situated to the north west of the range and the Low Tatras mountains are in the east.Most of the area was protected by the Velka Fatra Protected Landscape Area since 1973 and the most valuable parts are included in the Velka Fatra National Park since 2002.The rest of the former protected landscape area serves as a buffer zone now.

Velka Fatra National Park

is a National Park in Slovakia.Most of it lies in the southern part of the zilina Region and a small part in the northern part of Banska Bystrica Region.The national park and its protective zone comprise most of the Greater Fatra Range (Slovak: Velka Fatra) which belongs to the Outer Western Carpathians.Various rocks and therefore various soils, diverse type of terrain with gentle upland meadows and pastures, sharp cliffs and deep valleys provide for extremely rich flora and fauna.All species of big Central European carnivores live abundantly there: brown bear, gray wolf and Eurasian lynx.The area is popular with tourists mainly hikers and trekkers as there rather few resorts, located outside the National Park.The UNESCO World Heritage village of Vlkolínec with well-preserved log cabins lies nearby.

Mala Fatra National Park

is a national park in the northern part of the Mala Fatra mountains called Krivanska Mala Fatra.The park was declared in 1988.Between 1967 and 1988 it was a protected landscape area.The mountain is covered mainly with mixed beech forests at higher elevations with fir and spruce.Pine woods and meadows occur at higher altitudes.About 83% of the area is covered in forest.

Right Time to Visit

May - August
October - December