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Region Pieniny and Zamagurie


 Attraction highlighting: Cottages

Havka is situated on the foot of the northern slopes of the Spišská Magura in the area called Zamagurie by local people, not so far from the border between Slovakia and Poland, to the northeast of the High Tatras. Village is spread in a protected zone of Pieniny National Park.

History of village is connected with history of nearby Červený Kláštor founded by Master Kakaš Berzevici, the heir and at that time owner of almost all assets in the northwestern Spiš. In the period of 1329-1563 the Monastery was the seat of Carthusians and in the years 1704-1782 of order of Camalduls.
Village Havka as a farm was founded by Carthusians in the 14th century. Village is typical for its rows of many original wooden houses. And sheep-breeding has been extended.

Points of interest, remarkables and rarities

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The former agricultural village after many years of dying of population has noticed increase of interest in its existence mainly thanks to development of cottage resort in the village. Mainly natives of this village living in near or distant surroundings are interested in this kind of opportunity in village with preserved folk architecture and ideal conditions for agrotourism.
Nowadays interest of other lovers of the Pieniny and Zamagurie begins to grow. The valley of village Havka creates a recreational rear for town Spišská Stará Ves 5.5km from the village.

Except agroutourism our village can be the starting point for more difficult tourist and cycle-tourist jaunts to nearby Pieniny National Park or to Poland. From Červený Kláštor visitors can go rafting through Prielom Dunajca, walking or cycling to village Lesnica or a Pole spa town Szczawnica using tourist path is very popular.

The whole area of the Zamagurie together with the Pole Podhalie create ideal opportunities for auto-tourism in relation to preserved folk and sacral architecture, existence of water dams and nearness of protected areas on both sides of state frontier.

Translation: Hošková

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