TATRA TEMPLE | from 08/12/2017
Enjoy a beautiful winter in the Tatras and unforgettable moments in the Tatra Temple of Ice, which will pay tribute to family this year and will be inspired by the massive Roman-Catholic basilica in Barcelona - Sagrada Familia. The basilica itself is based on the style of medieval cathedrals and was designed by renowned Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí.
A unique ice version of this dominant construction will be available in Hrebienok from 8th December. Adam Bakoš and a team of Slovak, Czech and Spanish sculptors will take care of all precise details. An unbelievable number of 1,440 ice blocks, which is almost 190 tonnes of ice will be used to build the temple.
This year, the basilica will be a bit bigger and its originally 18-metre wide cover will be changed to a 25-metre diameter. This means the Tatra Temple in Hrebienok will be even more majestic.
Stained glass decorations will be made by glassmaker and designer of Slovak-Greek origin – Achilleas Sdoukos, who focuses on using the magical material of glass when making his creations. This is the second time that he is responsible for artistic decoration inside the Tatra Temple of Ice. Eight rose windows will be made by using the so called fusing technology combined with precious stones and various pigments. Four of them will contain sacral motifs and symbols of the Tatras, other four will symbolise the seasons of the year.
The majestic piece of art, one and only in Slovakia, is definitely worth visiting. Precise work and details are emphasised by magical lights. Visit this Slovak rarity and feel like in a fairytale of ice for a while. The temple offers an even more emotional atmosphere on Sundays when live music concerts are held inside.
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Music Theatre Orchestra (MTO)
Od Cyrana po Cyrana
A comfortable funicular operates to Hrebienok to the Tatra Temple from the station of Starý Smokovec and tickets can be purchased also online on gopass.sk
The beauty of ice has its permanent location – Hrebienok in the High Tatras from 12th to 14th January 2018. This will be the 6th year of the TATRY ICE MASTER event when ice sculptors from nine countries will be breathing life into 68 tonnes of ice and changing them to 30 unique ice sculptures during four days.