In is a village with some 900 residents, the northern entrance into the protected landscape area of the Moravian Karst and an important place of pilgrimage. The first written records of the existence of the village are from 1373.
The village of Sloup is a crossroads of footpaths in the marvellous scenery of the Moravian Karst. Besides local Sloup-Šošůvka´s Cave with the famous Eliška's Cave and stalagmite called Candlestick, you can visit other caves including the Macocha Chasm, which all are within easy reach.
The dominant of the village is the beautiful Baroque Church of St. Mary, which is visited by pilgrims from far away. You should also see the cemetery of the count's family of the Salms, who were the owners of the Rajec manor.
You can spend a pleasant holiday in a quiet and peaceful environment, with clean unpolluted air. Services are offered by private restaurants in the centre of the village, period restaurant Relaxa at the swimming pool and local Broušek Hotel and Old School hotel, so accommodate with high-grade rooming capabilities. Other accommodation is offering Čermák holiday resort and local caravan site.