Považská Bystrica is located in the north-western Slovakia. It is surrounded by a ring of mountains, steps of hikers, climbers and nature lovers are directed into the famous Manínska Gorge. An important building is the Virgin Mary Visitation Church from the 14th century; the city attractions include the ruins of the castle, that undergoes the renewal. Považská Bystrica has a rich cultural, social life with lots of traditional events. The town and its surrounding is almost predestined for those, who long for active relax but also for knowledge or perfect relax within beautiful environment.