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Zvolen is a lovely green town. As one of few it can boast several parks right in its pedestrian zone.
Not only is the centre of the town green, but also its surroundings.


BOROVÁ HORA arboretum

ObrázokBOROVÁ HORA arboretum. In the area of 48 hectares you can see the collection of tree species, 800 natural forms and cultivars of roses, 600 sorts of home and world breeders, and 600 cactus species mainly from Mexico and contiguous areas.
The arboretum is open on workdays from 7.00 a.m. till 3.00 p.m. and it is easily accessible from the town centre either by walking or by the No. 4, 5, and 6 buses.


BOKY nature reserve

ObrázokBOKY nature reserve. The territory stretches in the area of 176.49 hectares not far from the village of Budča (15 minutes by bus). The locality includes the northernmost habitats of thermophilic ecosystems on the steep rocky hillsides. There is found a unique nature creation called Čertova skala (Devil’s Rock). There is the instructive pathway with informative signposts passing through the reserve.

POĽANA nature reserve

ObrázokPOĽANA nature reserve offers a wide range of possibilities for lovers of rock climbing as well as classic hiking. There is the highest peak of the Kremnické vrchy mountain range, which gave the name to the whole nature reserve, as well as a unique Melichova skala (Melich’s Rock).

Other nature reserves in the surroundings of Zvolen:

Other nature reserves in the surroundings of Zvolen:
- Mláčik national nature reserve
- Prosisko nature reserve
- Gavurky protected area.
In the town and its surroundings there is a high concentration of mineral springs.
The mineral spring Červená medokýš is comfortably accessible by walking along the pathway towards massifs of the Deserted Castle.
Sliač has been known since long ago for its spa where are treated heart diseases above all. To its visitors does it offer also rich beauties of nature reminding of a botanical garden as well as the Gothic Church in Hajniky mentioned already in 1263.
Kováčová with its thermal swimming pool and curative springs attracts visitor’s attention throughout the year. In the spa are treated mostly diseases of the locomotory system. The thermal spring was discovered accidentally in 1898 when coal deposits were looked for here. Nowadays there is built the thermal swimming pool with the modern infrastructure here. In the nearby camping-site you can be accommodated in huts, tents or caravans.


date: 2019-10-20

Name day of: Vendelín

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