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Martin


Martin is a city in northern Slovakia, situated on the Turiec river, between the Malá Fatra and Velká Fatra mountains, near the city of Zilina. The population numbers approximately 54,000, which makes it the ninth-largest city in Slovakia. It is the center of the Turiec region and the District of Martin.

The oldest building is a Romanesque church dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours (13th century). The Slovak National Museum placed its ethnographic collection in Martin. An open-air museum in the suburbs, the Museum of the Slovak Village, exhibits the traditional rural architecture and folk traditions of the region of Turiec. The Slovak National Cemetery is the official Slovak hall of fame, inspired by the Panthéon in Paris. The Slovak Chamber Theatre in Martin was established in 1944 as the second professional theatre company in Slovakia. The theatre building is a landmark of the city center. Martin is surrounded by Malá Fatra and Velká Fatra mountains, which in winter offer excellent conditions for skiing. There is a historic mansion in the town of Záturcie in Martin district.



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