Slovak Bethlehem Rajecká Lesná

the largest wood carving of its kind in the world is situated next to the parish church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. Besides the Nativity scene it shows all the Slovak regions with their most important landmarks and monuments and also the everyday life and work of the Slovak people in the past. half of the 300 figures are animated. The whole monument is 8.5 m long, 2.5 m wide and 3 m high.

Not far from the exhibition is a pilgrimage site, with a Calvary and a way of the cross. This is made up of 14 chapels (stations of the cross) ascending a hill to the Church of the Ascension. A short way below the Calvary is a chapel of Our Lady of Lourdes with a spring of medicinal water containing magnesium and calcium.