POPRAD, SLOVAKIA, THE TOWN AT THE BASE OF THE HIGH TATRAS

Story and photographs by Henika

POPRAD 1Poprad is a town in the northern part
of this small Central European country,
called The Slovak Republic. Poprad lies at the foot of The High Tatra Mountains.
The rich history of the town is represented
by the well preserved architecture Classicist
Evangelic Church of the Holy Trinity (1829-1834), the precious museum building of the former Carpathian-Hungarian Union (1883), and the Reduta which houses numerous cultural events. The population of Poprad is approximately 55,000.

POPRAD 2No less beautiful are the Tatra waterfalls.
The most famous is Obrovsky Vodopad
and secondly is Skok.
Tourists who visit the High Tatras can admire the numerous peaks. There are six of them, which measure more
than 8,500 feet high (2600m). The
highest Tatra peak is the
Gerlackovsky stit which is 8,710 feet
high (2655m).

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