The ARENA teambuilding centre is located in Martin and brings a lot of fun-movement activities, where friends, families and even employees entertain themselves – simply everyone.
ARENA offers you the following types of games:
Tin can trainer
Catch the light
Voluntary fire brigades are among the oldest interest organizations in the Slovak Republic regardless of religion, nationality and political affiliation. They are also present in almost every municipality.
The Martin Fire Museum offers visitors the opportunity to see horse, hand and motorized syringes, exhibitions of armaments and equipment, collections of international uniforms and fire trucks.
It is the oldest workplace of the Slovak National Museum, which after World War II gradually specialized in comprehensive documentation of the way of life and culture of the people in Slovakia from the oldest times to the present.
It materially documents production techniques and technologies, ways of subsistence, food, housing, clothing culture, social relations, customs, folk art culture and artistic expressions in various ethnic communities in Slovakia. It stores more than 100,000 ethnographic collection items and 31,000 other social science fields.
It is a specialized nationwide museum focusing on the development of folk culture in Slovakia, ethnic groups, Slovaks abroad.
The Museum of Andrej Kmeť has been a regional history museum since its beginning and is located in the first building of the Slovak National Museum from 1908.
Extensive reconstruction work was carried out between 1972 and 1975, and at the end of 1975 the museum building was re-opened to the public. By order of the Government of the Slovak Republic from 16 August 1994, the building of the museum was declared a National Cultural Monument. Currently, the building houses permanent exhibitions Kmetianum, dedicated to the work of Andrej Kmeť and the Nature of the Turiec region.
On April 1, 2004, the museum became a part of the Slovak National Museum in Martin and now the Department of Natural History Collections of the Museums in Martin is located here.
The museum manages more than 175,000 objects, of which 8,700 are in the social sciences and 166,600 in the natural sciences. The most valuable are the paintings of the Révay Gallery, a collection of exotic butterflies by Ivan Zbíňovský and a part of the herbarium, as well as zoological exhibits from the collection of Andrej Kmeť.
The Gallery of Turiec is a museum-type institution with a regional scope, which implies its focus and activities. The seat of the Turčianska Gallery is the building of the former county house. Located in the city center, on the corner of 29th August Street and Daxnerova Street, where the main entrance to the building is.
The building was probably built at the end of the 17th century and completed in 1772.
At present, the Gallery of Turiec offers visitors a permanent exhibition: Slovak Modern Art of the 20th Century, and several exhibition projects on the first and second floors of the gallery – about 15 exhibitions a year.
An indoor playground with a café offers 800 square meters of entertainment for children aged 0-11.
You can find here:
a huge storeyed climbing frame with activities
party room for children’s celebrations
It’s located in the Sever neighbourhood, on the first floor of the Betty shopping centre.
The Museum of Slovak Village is the largest ethnological open-air exhibition in Slovakia. Museum represents the various forms of traditional building styles as well as economic and social stratification of society in the northwest of Slovakia. On an area of 15.5 hectares of exhibition space the museum currently boasts total of 150 houses, farm, technical, social and religious buildings from the regions of Orava, Turiec, Kysuce – Podjavorníky and Liptov. Museum contains 24 furnished houses. In Turiec region there is the last wooden church from Rudno. Every year events with demonstrations of traditional manufacturing, craftsmanship and folk culture are held in the Museum of Slovak Village such as Easter in Countryside, St. John´s Day of Flax Sunday.
National cemetery in Martin is a resting place of many important personalities of Slovak history – writers, poets, pedagogues, etc. It is located in city centre, on Sklabinská Street. It was established at the end of the 18th century, originally as urban cemetery. It was declared as a National Cemetery and National Culture Monument, in 1967. After the First World War, after the establishment of Czechoslovakia, the Martin cemetery became a sought-after place for burying of Slovak personalities who did not finish their pilgrimage in Martin. The remains of Martin Kukučín were brought here from Croatia, of Janko Kráľ from Zlaté Moravce, of Štefan Marko Daxner from Tisovec. The remains of Štefan Krčméry and Jozef Cíger Hronský were put to the one grave. The cemetery has become a precious place of reverence, in the consciousness of Martin people. Personalities such as builder Blažej Bulla, architect Dušan Jurkovič, sculptor Fraňo Štefunko participated in its improvement and in the adjustment of tombstones. At present, there are more than 3,500 grave sites on the National Cemetery, of which about 400 belong to important personalities of Slovak life.
Recommended for athletes and tourists that love the adrenaline, but as well is manageable by common tourist. Ferrata of Fire and Rescue Service leads to the peak of the ski resort Martinské hole. Road passing through canyon is one way road and in the Certain point it branches away, allowing visitors to choose between easier (B) and tougher (C) variant of ascend. Both variants are later reunited. Fatran’s Ferry, whether we choose B or C variant, represents true wilderness. Steep rocks, waterfalls, from which the highest one reaches all the way to 30 meters, but also resting spots, where visitors can regain at least portion of lost strength, all of this promises an unrepeatable experience. Visit of this locality, even during choice of easier options, demands courage and good physical (and psychical) condition.
Difficulty: alternative B and alternative C
Availability: 10+ years (we recommend)
Accessability: April – November
Approach: 1,5 hod. / 440 m / 5 km
Passage: 1,0 hod. / 300 m / 1 km
Descent: 1,5 hod. / 760 m / 7 km
The rock emblazoned with dark legends rises above the village of Sklabinský Podzámok. The peak provides a wonderful semi-circular view of the Greater Fatra, part of the Turčianska basin and also the Lučánska Little Fatra. The rock was named after the nearby Sklabiňa Castle, which served as a place of executions and many uncomfortable people were thrown off its top. It also binds the reputation that a cursed young girl lives in the rock. A tormentor had imprisoned her in the rock wall to force her to marry him. Since this didn’t work, he cursed her and now she has to sit there on his treasure. But once in a hundred years she has the opportunity to say one sentence. And so, once in a century, she screams “set me free!” with the expectation that some young man would release her. The unpretentious ascent along the red trail from Sklabinský Podzámok takes about an hour and can be a pleasant variegation of a Sunday afternoon.The rock emblazoned with dark legends rises above the village of Sklabinský Podzámok. The peak provides a wonderful semi-circular view of the Greater Fatra, part of the Turčianska basin and also the Lučánska Little Fatra. The rock was named after the nearby Sklabiňa Castle, which served as a place of executions and many uncomfortable people were thrown off its top. It also binds the reputation that a cursed young girl lives in the rock. A tormentor had imprisoned her in the rock wall to force her to marry him. Since this didn’t work, he cursed her and now she has to sit there on his treasure. But once in a hundred years she has the opportunity to say one sentence. And so, once in a century, she screams “set me free!” with the expectation that some young man would release her. The unpretentious ascent along the red trail from Sklabinský Podzámok takes about an hour and can be a pleasant variegation of a Sunday afternoon.
The blue-marked tourist trail takes hikers from the village of Šútovo to the waterfall. It is located in the middle of National Nature Reserve Šútovská dolina (valley) and is a popular tourist destination. More demanding hikers can reach the waterfall also from Vrátna valley, from the last cabin lift station on the Chleb towards Mojžišove pramene and then to Sutovo Waterfall fed with water by the Šútovský potok. With the height of 38 metres it is the highest waterfall in Malá Fatra and one of the highest waterfalls in Slovakia. It was formed by mountain range rise and the Turčianska basin recess. Water drops falling to the ground form a pleasant “shower” around the waterfall. In winter, the waterfall features interesting ice decorations. Šútovská valley also offers a nature trail along the Šútovský potok, which ends at the waterfall.
The steps of each tourist lead to the southern slope; where at an altitude of 1115 m above sea level is located below the Kľačianska Magura surrounded by the harmonious nature of the Turiec region. Hiking trails offer charming natural scenery. For the shortest path follow the green path from Turčianske Kľačany. Not only for the beautiful nature of the site it is a popular weekend destination of citizens. Kľačianska Magura also offers an excellent cycle route, which is not very difficult. During the ascent you will get nice views especially on the city of Martin and its wide surroundings.
If you want to see the magical fauna and flora on your own or at least once in a lifetime, you should visit the Gaderská Valley. There are many hiking trails that lead you to the most secret and beautiful natural phenomena. You can enjoy it not only by foot, but also from the saddle of the bike.
You have a choice of challenging and less demanding routes that will satisfy every tourist. Gaderská dolina is known for its beautiful caves and of course the ruins of Blatnica Castle with a beautiful view, which will lead you to the nature trail.
The Čertova brána (Devil’s Gate), which the elders will know from the first film Jánošík, is certainly a popular tourist attraction. Devil’s Gate is located at the end of the Gaderská valley and is characterized by its narrow rocky overhangs and cliffs.
The ruins of the Sklabiňa Castle can be reached from the road connecting the village of Sklabinský Podzámok and Sklabiňa, about 11 km from the town of Martin.
If you go to the castle by car, we recommend to park somewhere in the village Sklabinsky Podzamok and go to the castle by foot; the journey takes no more than 20-25 minutes. In extreme cases, it is possible to park the car directly at the above-mentioned turning along the main road, from where it is only a short walk, estimated 10-15 minutes.
The castle was founded in the first half of the 13th century on the site of an older hillfort. During the 13th century it became the center of the castle estate. From 1328 it was the seat of stool. In 1436 the castle burnt down, after which it gradually costly was modified. Currently the castle is being repaired again.
Today’s inner Gothic castle was built on the foundations from the 14th century. However, archaeological finds reveal that the castle hill was inhabited already in the Bronze and Iron Age.
After archaeological research the castle was secured, reinforced and reconstructed. It has been open to the public since 1995. At present, the castle houses a permanent exhibition of the Považský Museum.
The original medieval road (now paved) leads to the castle by passing the castle gate, which will lead you to the entrance gate with a bridge over the rocky moat. From the castle is a beautiful view of the wide surroundings.
Below the castle you can see the medieval village of Paseka, which is also a relaxation zone. It was built authentically according to medieval buildings. There are five fully equipped wooden houses with straw roofs – the house of a medieval baker, fisherman, folk healer and shelter for pilgrims. There is a wooden playground for children.
Strečno Castle is open seasonally, so it is necessary to see the opening hours in advance.
The ski resort is located directly above the town of Martin on the top of Malá Fatra mountain. The resort Martinské hole’s center is known by its rich natural snow. By 2008, ski resort did not need any artificial snow.
The resort is one of the “urban” ski resorts, which has a tradition and history. Skiers are served by 6 lifts and one 6-seater chairlift. The combination of light and demanding tracks will satisfy all types of skiers.
Martinky is an ideal place for families with children. For children there is a children’s lift, as well as a ski kindergarten and school.
The resort also attracts snowboarders who have the opportunity to show off their freestyle art in the Aranburu snowboard & free style arena.
For those who would like to try something more than classic skiing, there are snowkiting courses available.
Several kilometres from the town of Martin, ski resort Jasenská valley is located. Its base is situated in the height of 540 meters above the sea level. Come to enjoy an excellent skiing in the beautiful surounding of Veľká Fatra. In Jasenská valley you will find easy and medium difficult ski-slopes, where you can practice to make your skiing abilities better. Besides seven ski-tows and a cable-way, there is also a children ski-tow and ski kindergarten for families with children in Jasenská valley. Except well kept ski-slopes, there is also a luggage storage room, ski rental shop, sports shop and a restaurant here. You will not only enjoy excellent skiing here, but also moments spent in the heart of the nature. Skiing in Jasenská valley offers a great relax for all age groups.
SNOWLAND resort is a family-oriented ski resort with a high-quality standard of additional services located only 12,5 km from the town of Martin. A favorable location of the north-east slope creates great conditions for skiing and snowboarding from December to March. Well-groomed slopes with artificial snow lay at an altitude of 510 – 830 meters above the sea level and offer 8 slopes in total length of more than 5 km of easy and medium difficult ski trails.
Snowland offers its visitors a new modern 4-seat chairlift in length of 1320 meters and elevation 330 meters.