Autumn hike in Malá Fatra mountains

Look at Žilina from above.

(Source: TASR)
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Please see our Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

The cold yet sunny weather is inspiring more tourists to explore Slovak nature.

Check our gallery to see all of the spectacular places you can explore near Strečno. Besides the castle, there is also lookout tower and Špicák hill, which offers beautiful views of the surrounding nature in all of its autumn-time glory.

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