Lechnica is situated in the valley of the right tributary of the Dunajec river over
village Červený Kláštor on the foot of the
northern slopes of the Spišská Magura with a beautiful view of symbol of the Pieniny -
Tri koruny (three crowns), in the northeast of the High Tatras in the region called
Zamagurie by local people. Village is situated in a protected zone of Pieniny National
Park and its northeastern part forms an element of Pieniny National Park. Pieniny
National Park is the smallest, but the most picturesque national park in Slovakia. Its
extension is 3750ha and is joined together with Pieniny National Park in Poland (2360ha).
Village was founded on the assets of the Berzevicis and on this areas was founded
Červený Kláštor, too, called at that time Lechnický kláštor (The Lechnica Monastery).
The Monastery was founded by Master Kakaš Berzevici, the heir and at that time owner of
almost all assets in the northwest Spiš. In the period of 1329-1563 the Monastery was
the seat of Carthusians and in the years 1704-1782 of order of Camalduls.
There is the Church of St Jodok built in the 14th century. Its present-day look is the
result of reconstruction at the end of the 19th century. Many sights from the 18th and
19th centuries are placed inside.
Points of interest, remarkables and rarities
The former agricultural village with preserved elements of folk architecture is being
changed to a village where tourism and cottages are developed.
There are many private cottages and boarding houses for recreational purpose. Position
of the village out of the main traffic communications in the region, but not so far
from tourist attractions creates ideal assumptions for family and individual
Our visitors can exploit especially these tourist attractions:
rafting through Prielom Dunajca, walking or
cycling to village Lesnica or a Pole spa town Szczawnica using tourist path is very
popular, visit Pieniny National Park in Poland and climb up Three crowns and Sokolica.
At the frontier crossing Červený Kláštor - Sromowce is planned construction of raft for
transport of persons across the Dunajec.