Welcome to Poprad
Nestling in a lush, green valley beneath the spectacular High Tatra mountain range, Poprad is one of the best situated cities in Slovakia. Tourists and sports enthusiasts are discovering how this friendly city, the tenth largest in Slovakia, makes a superb base for exploring the stunning natural features of the region. The mountains rise up to an average of 2,000 metres and provide a spectacular backdrop to the city’s elegant heart with its pedestrian old town square lined with colourfully painted buildings.
|Population||City of Poprad: 55,000
Region of Prešov: 794,000
|Currency||1 Slovak koruna (Sk) = 100 haliers|
|Opening hours||The normal opening hours for shops and banks are 08.00-18.00 on weekdays, and 08.00-13.00 on Saturdays.
Museums in Slovakia are open 10.00-17.00 and closed on Mondays.
|Emergency numbers||Police: 158
Emergency police, fire, ambulance in English 112
Mountain rescue: 18 300 (non-stop)
|Tourist information||AICES information centre
Address: Námestie sv. Egídia 15
Opening times: Monday-Friday 09.00-12.30, 13.15-17.00, Saturday 09.00-noon
July and August: Monday-Friday 08.00-18.00, Saturday 09.00-13.00, Sunday 14.00-17.00
Tel/fax:+421 52 7721 394