The narrowest canyon in Slovakia – Manínska gorge
Nature1. November 2017
The narrowest canyon of Slovakia
The narrowest canyon of Slovakia, known by many as also Central Europe, also known as the Manín Gorge is located in Považie and attracts thousands of tourists every year.
The Manínska Gorge, also known as the Manin Strait, splits one giant rock into two hills – Big and Little Manin. Only the road that is cut into the Strait of Manin is spoiling the beautiful scenery. It leads here as far as from Považská Teplá and connects the villages to the surrounding world. Nevertheless, the inhabitants of villages in the basin sometimes lose their connection with the world despite the road.
In winter it is quite common, snow avalanche on the road and moreover, the snow will stay here for a long time. The gorge is really cold and the rocks are 410 meters high.
The humid climate also provided for a national nature reserve of 117.63 hectares. In the Strait, one feels really small and cramped, but its anxiety is also evidenced by the fact that a bus going to villages across the Strait often has considerable problems, especially in winter. The problem is often not the width of the vehicle, but the length and also the fact that at any time from around the corner can run another vehicle.
Cemetery of climbers
Climbers and mountaineers are also attracted by something other than steep cliffs. Manínska gorge also hides a symbolic cemetery of climbers reminiscent of the stories of many people. Whether they are different Slovak climbers or those, both Slovak and world, who died on the rocks of Manínska gorge.