Gemer: The poorest but spectacular region remains undiscovered

Explore the region with US graduate Hannah Falchuk. She spent one year in Revúca, one of the region's centres.

Cyclists ride through the Great Plain (Veľká lúka) in the Muránska planina national park, central Slovakia. Tourists can rent an e-bike in the village of Muráň, which lies in the national park.Cyclists ride through the Great Plain (Veľká lúka) in the Muránska planina national park, central Slovakia. Tourists can rent an e-bike in the village of Muráň, which lies in the national park. (Source: TASR)

Revúca, Rimavská Sobota, and Rožňava. These are three centres of the historical GemerRegion in the southeast of central Slovakia. The whole region is most “famous” for having the highest unemployment in the country.

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While young people are prone to leaving for a better future, American graduate Hannah Falchuk, featured on Spectacular Slovakia this week, went there to teach English. She spent one year at a grammar school in Revúca.

Although there is not much to see in the downtown of the city, aside from one of the first Slovak-language grammar schools on the territory of Slovakia, the surrounding rural area is a marvellous place to wander through.

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