The Malá Fatra National Park is a national park in the northern part of the Malá Fatra mountains called Krivánska Malá Fatra.
It has an area of 226.3 km2 (87.37 mi2) and a 232.62 km2 (89.81 mi2) buffer zone. The park was declared in 1988. Between 1967 and 1988 it was a protected landscape area.
The mountain is covered mainly with mixed beech forests, at higher elevations with fir and spruce. Pine woods and meadows occur at higher altitudes. About 83% of the area is covered in forest.
There are several cities within the vicinity of the national park. Some of the major ones are Bratislava and Krakow. The drive from these cities will be around 3 hours.
When to visit
The best season to visit is during spring or late summer. The winter weather is harsh and you should be prepared for difficult conditions.
Map of Malá Fatra National Park
Image gallery of Malá Fatra National Park
Sights in Malá Fatra National Park
Some national parks contain more than just natural wonders. This list shows you some of the sights that are located in the national park. This includes museums, cathedrals, bridges, dams and much more.
Visitor/Information centres in Malá Fatra National Park
Most national parks have an associated visitor centre to help visitors. They are usually open most of the year but some close in the off-season. You will often be able to find information on all the activities in the national park. A visit to the visitor centre is often recommended before venturing into the park.
Most national parks have there own trademarks. This goes for both natural sights and man-made. This section will list any popular sights in nature.