The village of Likavka lies in the north of central Slovakia in the western part of the Liptov Basin in the district of Ružomberok. It is located on the right bank of the river Váh in a small valley between the hills of Mnich (in the south), Predný Choč (in the north) and Čebrať (in the west).
For centuries, the history of the village of Likavka was closely connected with the history of the castle, which was named after the original settlement – Likava. Likava Castle has been step by step renovated and reconstructed since the 1980s. The lower part of the castle, including the Huňady Tower, which houses an exhibition on the history of the castle, has been open to the public since 2004.
The village of Likavka is characterized by a rich cultural life. The natural amphitheatre under the castle with 2,000 seats is the scene of many summer activities. The Likavy Castle Festival and the children’s folklore festival take place here every year.