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Covering an area of 328 square metres, the National Park of Slovenský raj is situated in the eastern part of Slovakia, an attractive landscape of karstic plateaux, gorges, waterfalls and caves.
Within the park are numerous nature reserves, established with the principal aim of protecting the most precious gorges and valleys. Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa, is one the biggest ice caves in Europe. Numerous narrow and deep ravines with waterfalls are abundantly visited every year. The most popular gorges for tourists are Suchá Belá, Veľký Sokol, Prielom Hornádu, Kyseľ and Róthova roklina gorge, named after a pioneer of tourism in Slovenský raj, Professor Martin Róth.
Spruce forest covers 90% of the Park area, and thanks to the limestone rock, the flora is remarkably varied. Several species of rapacious birds nest in the rocks of the park and there are over 200 species of wild animals including the bear, lynx, wolf, deer and boar.
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