village Krpeľany is situated in north-eastern part of the Turčianska hollow.
Its terrier lies from 409m above sea level to the crest part of the Veľká
Fatra (The Greater Fatra) which the highest point is Kopa (1187m above sea level).
The village is spread below the Krpelianska dam which is the first stage of
so-called the Hornovážska cascade. The first written mention originates from
the year 1430 from a document of the monarch Žikmund of Luxembourg. The village
had been part of Sučany castle county. Nowadays terrier of the village has an
acreage of 1389 ha with 1100 inhabitants.
Places of Interest
dominant of the village is Krpelianska dam (already mentioned) with water areas
with a new artificial constructed watercourse of the Váh river and channel.
Since the year 1953 thanks to this construction it began a brand-new history of
the village signate with a new urban solution.
Location of the village belongs to a
beautiful north-eastern part of the Veľká Fatra. Herewith were made favourable
conditions for entry to tourist lanes and trails to this mountain. From the
village there is an access to the Veľká Fatra magistral, which is very known
by lovers of nature and tourism not only from the Slovakia but from foreign
The destination of the most frequent tourist
trails is a climb on the top of Kopa situated at the line of the magistral. It
has been organised for more than two decades common tourist climbs from the
village to this peak from the whole Slovakia.
To the other sport experience belongs skiing.
The village possesses a ski-lift 400m in lenght with capacity 400 persons per
hour. The other zones of well-spent time is an area of a sports association with
adjacent sports grounds for ball-games, water areas for bathing, rowing and
There are private recreational cottages and
boarding-houses in terrier of the village. Private taverns offer a day-long food.
A boast of our village is the Village folklore group Tiešňavan which boosts
almost 30 years village folklore around the Slovakia. A part of this collective
is the Children´s folklore group and the Children´s folk music Drienča.
Thanks to very good location the village has suitable
conditions for traffic, railway and bus connection. In the village are preserved
some handicrafts: basket-making, weaving, wood-carving, painting, needlework and