Liptovské Sliače
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    The village Liptovské Sliače is situated in the protected area of the National Park Low Tatras at the altitude of 540 m. It is also known under the name Tri Sliače. The village consists of 3 parts - Lower (Nižný), Central (Stredný) and Upper (Vyšný) Sliač. Above the Upper Sliač, there you can find remains of an ancient settlement from the Younger Stone Age (neolit), where some findings of pottery, bronze swords (specific for this region from the Iron Age) and a burial ground from the Older Iron Age. The Central Sliač (also known as Kostoľany) and Lower Sliač are mentioned in 1326. The Central Sliač was awarded the city rights in the 18-th century.
    The village appearance of Liptovské Sliače is reflected in the uniqueness of the local culture and its age is proven by wall paintings from the 14.-16. century in the local gothic church of Apostles Simon and Juda from the years 1326-1334. A stone-wall surrounding the church was built in the 15. century, but the church tower was added in the 17.-18. century. Several original architectonic details from the Middle Ages, such as windows, vault, portals or grilles, have been preserved in the church. The church walls are decorated by remarkable gothic paintings from the 14.-15. century and a paining of a local painter Jozefa Hanulu from the year 1899. A picture of Madonna from this church was used on a former one thousand slovakian banknote.
    On a hill above the village, there is a Church of Two Hearts, unique in Slovakia. Its modern architecture surpasses the region borders and astonishes all those who have seen it. Pope John Paul II. consecrated its founding stone during his visit of Levoča in 1995.
    Many artists as well as folk musical bands (SĽUK and Lúčnica) were inspired by the local culture, music and folklore.
    In a travertine hill with characteristic flora and fauna close to Liptovské Sliače there you can find a warm carbon disulphide spring called Teplica. The surroundings of the village offers many opportunities for the walks to the Sliačska Valley (Sliačska dolina) or to the Ľupčianska Valley (Ľupčianska dolina). Able-bodied tourists can climb up to the peak Salatín 1630 m - the highest mountain in the north-western part of the Low Tatras.



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