Poprad - Tatry Slovakia
This modern town of forty-four thousand inhabitants south of the
High Tatras is a centre
for tourism and leisure and the main gateway to this mountain range. The town extends
over the Poprad basin alongside the river which bears the same name. It is
an important communications nexus with an international airport
(currently operating only for private and charter flights).
A promising future
is in store for the town's engineering industry, exemplified particulary by the
successful Whirlpool-Tatramat company, and for the region's tourism.
The urban heritage reserve of Spisska Sobota is also a part of Poprad.
This former market community has a uniquely preserved historical town square
with a Romanesque church which houses a Gothic altar to St.George, the work
of Master Pavol of Levoca.
Spisska Sobota is one of
the best preserved historical settlements in Slovakia and a visit there
offers a welcome complement to a walking or sports holiday in the High Tatras
whose panorama it so enchantingly adorns.
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