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Village of Zdiar

zdiar In the valley between the Belianske Tatras and the Spisska Magura mountain ranges, this village welcomes visitors looking for a taste of old Slovak folk culture -- and for excellent downhill skiing.

A number of wooden buildings preserve and present the traditions of the "goral", or mountain people. The Zdiarsky Dom museum is a living example of the dress, daily life and feasts and ceremonies of the local inhabitants, most of whom in past centuries relied on shepherding for their livelihood.

The wooden houses are particularly characterized by painted ornamentation, especially around windows. Folk costumes and crafts (such as hand weaving), horse-drawn coaches and folk music and dancing groups are further samples of the way things used to be.

The spectacular backdrop for this unique village are the peaks and valleys of the Tatras region, perhaps best viewed from a chair-lift -- or better still, enjoyed on a pair of skis, and reached through a large number of ski-lifts or cross- country trails.

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Visit a gallery of Jan Zoricak - gallery of modern glass art in Zdiar.

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