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Blatnica is an ancient village in Central Slovakia placed 17 km South to the city of Martin. it is at the entrance into the best known and most beautiful valeys (Blatnica and Gader) of the Velka (Great) Fatra mountains. It is famous for its calm atmosphere, friendly people, some examples of lower-aristocratic architecture - two small pallaces, one of them is a seat of a museum of our classic photographer and folklorist (of Czech origin) Karol Plicka.
The major beauty of the Blatnica village is in its countryside architecture, both wooden and bricks-built, and in its composition along the nicely regulated creek (named Blatnica, of course ;-)
The name derived from the word meaning mud is purely historical - I have never seen a single sign of mud or dirt there - tidiness resembling something German in this traditional Slovak village.

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