The town of Liptovský Mikuláš lies in the middle of the Liptovská kotlina (basin). It is the economic, cultural, and tourist centre of the central Liptov region. The town of Liptovský Mikuláš is proud of its rich history; the first written reference about the town coming form as early as 1286. The St. Nicolas’ Church is the most famous site. It was built in 1299 in Gothic style. The Black Eagle is a building with square floor plan and a central courtyard. The building is a national cultural heritage, as well as: the former regional Council House, Evangelical Church, Jewish Synagogue, Pongrác manor house, former Jesuit monastery.
The biggest water basin belonging to the town is the water dam Liptovská Mara. In this town, leather manufacturing with long tradition, shoe-making industry, food-processing, engineering, electrical, wood-processing and construction materials industries are represented.