Povazska Bystrica is a town with rich historical background. The first
written reference comes from July 13th 1330 and it can be found in the official
document in the village of Hronsky Sv. Benadik. This document shows the borders
of the village called Trstie and indicates the way to Bystrica in Latin like
this: “IN VIAM PUBLICAM, CUM QUA ITUR IN BISTRICIAM”.
It looks like a newly built town because of its extensive reconstruction and
modernisation in the seventies. Even though the older inhabitants remember the
past appearance of Povazska Bystrica, they are equally proud of this town which
boasts plenty of facilities and green spaces.
Places of Interest
Povazska Bystrica has got its magic in every season. It
offers a wide range of accommodation facilities, restaurants and other services
for its inhabitants and visitors alike. The town provides many cultural and
Should the visitor wish to escape from the hustle and bustle of the town, a
visit to one of the surrounding valleys of Povazska Bystrica, is highly
recommended: There are many to choose from including Popradnianska valley,
Marikovska valley, Pruzinska or Domanizska valley. For the geologists the area
of Maninska Tiesnava is also near by and known for its unique calcium rocks
situated in some of the most beautiful countryside where the visitor will find
peace and tranquillity.