The unique cellars for potatoes and vegetables in the village of Liptovská Teplička are a big lure for tourists.
Hundreds of visitors come to see the cellars in hobbit-like constructions dug into limestone soil. They keep a stable temperature between 2 and 6 Celsius degrees the whole year.
The mayor of the village, Slavomír Kopáč, said that cellars are inherited from generation to generation while their origin is connected with the establishment of the village. The oldest written mention of the village is from 1643, Spiš Korzár reported. There are about 400 cellars.
“Visitors enter a cellar by climbing down a narrow ladder, moving backwards,” the mayor said, as quoted by Spiš Korzár.