Hotel Grand Matej
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... You can understand the reason for pilgrims slowly pacing up the hill with the sounds of the gentle wind, distant thunder and a few birds chirping. Nature draws you in, the churches reaching higher as if to physically try and touch heaven, a place to 'find God' or at least petition him for help. Venturing into a thunderstorm we dodge lightning bolts along a slippery, narrow road then bursting into the sunlight we head toward the magical castle at Bojnice. ...
... kept changing from ice on the side and the centre to groves in the tarmac. These groves my be great if your in a car but when your on two wheels and it feels like you are just getting pulled about, with the added bonus of the wind and a nice big large truck behind me. As the weather change to these clear breaks I would just pull over to let the truck pass me. as I came out of the mountains the snow just turned into sleet so now I was getting cold and wet.
... the cityscapes we had been driving through thus far. One of the more popular things to do in Slovakia is hike through the Tatra Mountains. There are locations with almost rainforest-like scenery and wooden ladders left in place for hikers to scramble around various areas. We wouldn't have time to see those sights today since we needed to be in Poland by Saturday and the hikes generally take a full day themselves. The scenery wasn't lost on ...
... range. It's a beautiful road, fast sweepers and hairpins, very new and grippy surface.
We drop down into a broad valley and take the road towards the Kremnica. In the tour research I had noted a lovely looking hotel, the Penzion Stefanshof. It lies just outside the town of Kremnica in the hills to the east.
... just one main street running up the hill from the bus stop ( not "station"). And as you walk up it you do wonder if you have got it right.
But it has, not one, but two castles ( aptly named the old castle and the new castle), a Holy Trinity Square from the 14th century, a church (St Catherines) built in 1443 - 91, The Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary built in 1230, the Calvary of Banska Stiavnica ( 3 churches and 21 ...