1. Castle of Betliar2. Castle Kásna Hôrka3. Watchtower in Rožňava
4. Cave of Gombasek5. Ochtinská aragonitová cave6. Dobšinská ice cave
7. Domica cave8. Palcmanská maša9. Krásnohorská cave
10. Zádielská gorge11. Turniansky castle


 Trips tips:
  The picturesque ruins of the church in Lúčka  

      Lúčka village is located in the district of Rožňava. An interesting feature of the village are the ruins of the Hussite church from the 13th century. The monument is open to the public. Therefore, in summer days it is a nice walk or a trip to this picturesque village in eastern Slovakia.

  Turniansky castle  

      Starting village for walks to the castle - Turňa nad Bodvou has more famous past then the present. It was the center of Turnianska county, which was among the smallest in the Kingdom of Hungary. Today, the territory is divided about equally between Slovakia and Hungary. Count originally lived in Castle of Turňa, but in the 19th century he moved to the Turňa nad Bodvou where he dwelt in still stationary classicist County House.

      When visiting the castle we go through the unique natural reserve Turniansky Castle Hill. Suddenly we find ourselves in a unique floristic area where at the surrounding limestone slopes grow beautiful plants including extremely rare and world famous endemic Onosoma tornense. It can be found in karren fields and its yellow blooming flowers attract to this field botanists and nature lovers. Since it only occurs in this area, it belongs to totally protected plants and is included in the IUCN Red Book.


      The castle is located on the eastern edge of the Slovak Karst, which is among the largest karst areas in Europe. It contains several plateaus and the smallest one is mostly meadow Zádielska plateau. Its southern edge is slightly raised into hill carrying ruins of Turňa castle. Plateau is squeezed between two deep rocky gorges. In the east it is formed by the sharp morphological boundary slope of bizarre Hájska valley and on the west it is bordered by one of the most beautiful gorges in Slovakia - Zádielský gorge. It is deeply inherited into white limestone of karst plateaus of Slovak Karst and sporadically it is over 400 meters deep. Decoration of the gorge is a remarkable rock formation with height of 105 meters, which is named after its characteristic slim shape - Cukrová homoľa. Zádielský canyon is protected as a National Nature Reserve and it is connects with the castle by the educational trail.

  Zádielský canyon  

      Zádielský canyon popularly called the Zádielska valley is a monumental karst canyon with a depth of nearly 400 m, a length of 3 km, the narrowest width of the bottom is 10 m. It is located in the Slovak Karst next to the village of Zádiel in the Kosice region. It is created by the waters of flowing Blatný creek. Since 1954, this area with an area of 214.73 hectares is national natural monument. It attracts particular attention by 105 m high pyramidal rock modeled by erosive action of water, which for its shape was named Cukrová homoľa. Cukrová homoľa is the highest towering rock formation in Slovakia.

      The characteristic of flora and fauna is made by the boundary lay between Slovak Karst and Slovak Ore. The area is also known as a twist of vegetation zones. Zádielska Valley has been known since prehistoric times, important communication connecting Rožňava and Košice folds layed there. There are some historical monuments, especially from the Early Bronze Age and ramparts on the western slope of the gorge.

      It is open to the public by red tourist route from the village of Zádiel.

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