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Saris region

Saris is one of the travel regions of Slovakia. It was established in the early 80's of the last century within the borders of the medieval Saris Province. This area once belonged to the Hungarian Kingdom. The region of Saris is located in the north-east part of the country. It is considered to be a very popular tourist destination in Slovakia. 

Saris, in particular, is worth visiting for its sights of medieval Bardejov, a city that is listed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. No less interesting for tourists are old Sabinov and Lipany cities. In Sabinov there are excellently preserved unique churches, including the churches of John the Baptist, the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Church of the Holy Heart of Jesus. In Lipany you can also see several church buildings, the most striking of which is considered to be the Cathedral of St. Martin. The altar of the Cathedral was made by the legendary medieval Slovak artist Paul of Levocz. 

In Saris the wooden churches, which are the feature of the architecture of the area, are also worth pointing out. The most typical examples of wooden churches of Saris are situated in the boroughs of Gervatov (Bardejov region), Brezhany (Preshov region) and around the city of Svidník. Many of these churches appeared in Šariš due to the Rusins and the Ukrainians, peoples who inhabit the local land for hundreds of years. 

Castles or in Slovak «grads» in Saris are represented no less extensively. The main fortress of the region is considered to be the Saris Grad, which once was a center of Szarisz Province, then transferred in Preshov in 18 century. Except Saris Grad in the region there are still at least five castles, the best preserved of which is the Zborowsk and Kapush Grads. They both stand on the hills around Bardejov. 

Saris in addition to its historical value is known for another very good reason. Here is brewed practically the best beer in Slovakia. The brewery is located in the town of Velki Szarisz. It was founded in 1964. Since then, the beer «Saris» has won numerous international awards. Today the brewery «Saris» is a part of the one of the largest brewing companies in the world, South African Breweries - Miller.

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