Coordinates: 49°08.5′N 20°13.5′E / 49.1417°N 20.2250°E
The central district of Starý Smokovec
Starý Smokovec ( Hungarian: ; Ótátrafüred German: ; Altschmecks Polish: ) is a part of the town of Stary Smokowiec Vysoké Tatry in northern Slovakia in the Tatras. Its name is pronounced approximately "Star-EE Smoke-oh-vets", meaning "Old Smokovec".
Starý Smokovec is a popular resort for skiing and hiking. It also forms the junction of the
Tatra Electric Railway train line, connecting Poprad, Tatranská Lomnica and Štrbské Pleso.
Amongst the more important buildings in the district are the
sanatorium and the Grand Hotel (established in 1904). It is connected by the Starý Smokovec–Hrebienok funicular to the small ski resort of Hrebienok at 1285 m.
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A view of the Tatra mountains from the northwest of the town. The large peak to the right is
A watercolor painting of the town in 1890.
A church in Starý Smokovec
View over the town from an old book (year unknown)
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