The Prešov region stretches from the High Tatras to the Slovak part of the Bieszczady Mountains. You can find here, among others wonderful cities of Bardejov and Levoča, Spiš Castle or picturesque wooden Carpathian churches.
The region is mostly mountainous. The soaring peaks of the High Tatras rise here, with the highest peak of the Carpathians Gerlach and accessible by the cableway Lomnica. Lower, but no less picturesque are the Pieniny and Slovak Paradise abound in ravines only on ladders and chains of gorges. In the east, the Carpathian forest covers wild and undiscovered by mass tourism Bukovske Vrchy.
The north-eastern part of the region is inhabited by Russian highlanders, Lemkos. Thanks to this, you can see wooden churches here, the most beautiful of which, among others in Ladomirova, Bodrużal or Mirola have been entered on the UNESCO list.
It is impossible to count the monuments that can be found in the Prešov region. The cities of Bardejov with an old city inscribed on the UNESCO list are coming to the fore and surrounded by defensive walls of Levoca with the magnificent church of St. Jacob. Kežmarok, known for its UNESCO-protected wooden, Protestant articular church and medieval castle, is not inferior to them.
Nevertheless, the local castles are known, whose pearl is the largest of the Slovak strongholds Spis Castle. Near the border with Poland, the Castle in Stara Lubovla rises, and the ruins of a huge, medieval fortress tower over Zborov. In the beautiful gorge of the Dunajec, which you can overcome on rafting rafts, you can admire the Camaldolese monastery in the Red Monastery, while Medzilaborce prides itself as the homeland of Andy Warhol, the creator of pop art.