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Category: Cities, Local time: 13:08:13, Altitude: 399m, Address: 03601 Martin, Slovakia, Official WWW website:


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mountains in the surroundings

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GPS: 49.0628, 18.9217
Altitude: 399 m
Last update: 2012-10-22 03:01:25

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 Aura: 80Reviews: 562011-08-24 09:32:44
Martin is a historical city in Slovakia . In 1997, Martin was declared the center of Slovak national culture. It has more than 60,000 inhabitants today.

Glances into history

The area of the today's city has been inhabited since antiquity. The first written record about the city comes from 1284. Martin gained city privileges in the 14th century. The city was located on an important trade route from Poland , so it became a big trade center for many centuries. In the 19th century, the city also became a cultural and national center of the country. The Slovak National Revival, which aimed for Slovak to be recognized as an official language, began in Martin. This process was continued by efforts to make the country culturally and politically independent. Today, the city is an important cultural and industrial center as well as a popular tourist destination.

Monuments and tourist attractions

When in Martin, you can visit many monuments, such as the building Matice Slovenskej, the neo-gothic church of St Martin from the 13th century and the building of the Tatrabanka. Other monuments include the Slovak Chamber Theater or the Slovak National Library, where documents about the psychical and physical development of the Slovak nation are stored for nearly 190 years. There are many important Slovakian personalities buried at the cemetery in Martin, which is a national cultural monument. The most popular museums are the Andrej Kmeť Museum, which presents exhibitions from regional history and the Museum of the Slovak Village . One of the oldest buildings in the city is the Turčiansky župný dom, in which you can see an exhibition of modern art.

Sport activites in Martin

Martin and its surroundings are convenient for hiking and cycling. The city is an ideal starting point for taking trips into the mountain range Malá Fatra and Velká Fatra . Not far, you can visit the ski resorts Winter Park Martinky , Jasenská and Valča, which offer perfect conditions for both downhill and cross-country skiing.

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