Hrabovo, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
Hrabovo, part of the city of Ružomberok, Slovakia. Taken by Wikimedia Commons user Pudelek (Marcin Szala).

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Ružomberok is a small town of only about 30,000 located in the historical Liptov region of northern Slovakia. It was part of the Kingdom of Hungary for almost a millennium until 1918, but it was a town established by Germans.

The town of Ružomberok is surrounded by mountains and offers some great hiking and skiing opportunities throughout the year. The mountain ranges of Chočské vrchy, Greater Fatra, Low Tatras, and the Malinô Brdo are all relatively close by.

Andrej Hlinka Square is the unofficial center of town; in and around the square are the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ondrej (St. Andrew), the town hall, and the church and monastery of the Holy Cross.  Other attractions include Calvary and the Mausoleum of the Slovak revivalist priest Andrej Hlinka.

The town also has under its administration another smaller village, Vlkolínec village, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.