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The distinctive village of Detva is guarded on the south side by massive rock - Melich's Rock, which is part of the high and wild Poľana.

Melich's Rock is a 30 m high rock tower projecting from the surrounding gentle slopes. However, its name is not random, because it is standing on the land that once belonged to the Melich family. Since 1964, it has been declared a natural monument.

There is also a reputation for this monumental rock, saying that it is the fossilized daughter of Melich family with a hamper on her back, who has turned to rock on her way to the wedding.

The climb to the rock is simple and undemanding, can be reached by a hiking trail. Just follow the blue marked trail. The closest village is Skliarovo (about 1.5 km). You will see the rock immediately as it protrudes monumentally from the surrounding mild hills.

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