Lookout tower on Čierna kopa – “Čarna hura” (Black Hill)

Magnificent views of the entire Upper Šariš region. Breathing with folklore, the municipality of Krásna Lúka boasts with a lookout tower which local volunteers built in 2012 on a small hill just above the village. The lookout tower offers a view of the entire Upper Šariš region (Branisko, Bachureň, Stráže, Čergov) and part of the Spiš region (Pieniny). A high cross was erected by the lookout tower. You can relax and pray at the statue of the Virgin Mary of Medjugorje placed nearby. The lookout tower is a place popular with families with children or individuals seeking inner peace. There is also a make-shift oven for barbecue. Once a year a pilgrimage on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary is being held there.


How to get there

How to get to the lookout tower: from the left side of the church of St. Martin in the municipality of Krásna Lúka follow the sign on the signpost – Čierna kopa (1,180 m above sea level). On the way you can refresh yourself with water from a mountain spring, there is also a well at the outskirts of the forest. From there, take the field road which will lead you to the lookout tower (in some sections the road can get quite steep).

Route length: 3,700 km

Estimated time: 1 hour and 40 minutes

Difficulty: for all ages, if you decide to visit the well, prepare yourself for a few steep sections along the way.