Slovak Paradise

Slovak Paradise is one of the youngest national parks in Slovakia, and it is also known as Slovenský raj. It can be accessed through Spišská Nová Ves, Čingov and Podlesok in the north; and Dedinky in the south.

The park offers many different options of adventure, hiking, relaxation and history. It has the biggest ice caves in Europe (among them the Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa cave which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list) and an unforgettable landscape unique to this area. The Karstic Plateaux, gorges, waterfalls and caves can be seen in this location.

One of the main attractions are the marked trails and their numerous narrow and deep ravines that take tourists up into the hills by climbing ladders or limestone rocks next to gorgeous waterfalls.

The forest covers 90% of the park area. The base rock is limestone. There are around 200 species of animals here, including bear, lynx, wolf, deer and boar. Several species of voracious birds nest in the rocks.

The most visited and famous rock of the park is Tomášovský, a beautiful place to stop and have a photo taken. Another popular site is the ruins of the Carthusian monastery; a great place to stop, relax, and have a drink on the balcony of a nearby restaurant.