Podbiel

Look at the rock from west side

The local stories about the rock Biel, beyond the village of Podbiel location, tell about the existence of the red monks fortification, we understand that the knights templars were known under this name at that location. After the destruction of the small castle on the hill, there were some buildings still standing. The traces of them can be seen today under significant vegetation and ground. On the top of the hill even today you can find some special medical plants which in the Orava region can not be found only at the special botanical gardens. This is the proof that somebody was systematically grooving them at that region.

The village of Podbiel is firstly mentioned at 1564. Today the centre of the village is part of the national heritage, because well-preserved folk architecture.