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Poprad

Country
Slovakia
State
Presovsky
City
Poprad
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

Poprad-Tatry Airport (IATA: TAT, ICAO: LZTT), is an airport in the Slovak ski resort town of Poprad.Poprad-Tatry Airport is the airport with highest elevation in Central Europe.Its 718 m is about 150 m higher than in Austria's Innsbruck.The airport serves schedule and charter airline operations is a base for search and rescue air services and handles general aviation.Facilities in the airport terminal include a snack bar, car rental desk, travel office and currency exchange.

By Train

Poprad-Tatry railway station links Poprad with other major destinations on Slovakia's standard gauge rail network and with the mountains via the metre gauge Tatra Electric Railway.

By Road

Poprad is a gateway of the High Tatra mountain range, which is a popular tourist destination.The city lies on the main road (E 50) and railway connecting western and eastern Slovakia.

Key places to visit
Podtatranske muzeum, Historical Tatranskej Galerie, The Spis Artists Gallery, AquaCity Poprad


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Places to Visit

Podtatranske muzeum

is a Museum in Poprad was founded by the Hungarian Carpathian Society in 1876.Due to the disagreements concerning to the localisation of the museum in 1882, was open the Tatran museum in Velka and in 1886 the Carpathian museum in Poprad.In 1945 both of them were joined into one, named the Tatran museum of the district of Poprad, since 1961 the Podtatranske Museum.In 1978 the museum was given the building in Spisska Sobota and today it serves to the exposition purpose.

Historical Tatranskej Galerie

The region boasts an extremely rich fund of monuments of medieval architecture, wooden sculpture and wall and panel painting.Monuments of architecture is an attractive tourist magnet.Add to this an unusual beauty of the natural wealth, it is quite natural that the region attracted a born-based artistic soul.In the late Classical period occurs even in Spis new painting tradition.They say it - Spisska painting school.She later formed the basis Slovak art school that focused on the idea of national revival.Spisska school of painting developed Danish origin painter John James Stunder known classicist portraiture work, with a later tendency to romanticism.Spissky painters like Joseph Czauczik, Teodor Boemm, John James Muller, Titus Szent-Istvanyi or Charles Rudolf Alt addition portrait grown and landscape painting.Spissky painting circle in the first half of the 19th century became the territory of Slovakia's leading arts center.

The Spis Artists Gallery

The Spis Artists Gallery belongs among the youngest collecting institutions in the region but also in Slovakia, and adequately it also has the youngest art collection, although its basis were laid before the birth of the gallery itself on the ground of the then Homeland Museum, today Spis Museum in Spisska Nova Ves.The basis of the art collection comprised about five hundred works of art from older collections of the museum but mainly from the activities for the upcoming gallery just a short time before its birth.Already this basic collection contained the works mainly of contemporary artists, who are connected with the Spis region by their origin, or they live and create in Spis, possibly they worked in this region for a long time.

AquaCity Poprad

you can wonder at the Mayan Pyramid pools.For children and adults alike there are water slides, wild water and steep slides.Have fun and enjoy a great day at the Mayan Pyramid pools.The Mayan Pyramid area offers 3 stainless pools, numerous slides, toboggans, wild water and water fountains.You will experience an unforgettable family fun day.Pools are suitable for children and adults.On the 20m high Mayan Pyramid you can choose from gently undulating family slides, faster and steeper thrilling slides or twisting and turning down the wild river ride on your own inflatable raft, a 70m descent.

Right Time to Visit

June - September

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