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Spis Castle in Slovakia
Spis Castle in Slovakia

Facts about Slovakia

Area: 49 035 sq. km

Population: 5 367 000

Capital: Bratislava

Other major cities: Košice, Prešov, Nitra, Žilina, Banská Bystrica and Trnava

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Language: Slovak, Hungarian

Telephone country code: 00 421

Time Zone: CET (GMT + 1 hour)

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Slovakia TOP Destinations

Bratislava

Apart from its beautiful location, and assortment of fine beers, the Bratislava also holds numerous historic attractions for a visitor. Its historic centre and castle district form an area which can easily be covered on foot. The silhouette of its medieval castle with its four corner towers, rising above the Danube River, can be seen from afar when approaching the city. More...

Košice

Košice, with its monuments and museums, offers a full day’s program for visitors. The main tourist attractions of the city are the Košice Cathedral (St. Elizabeth Cathedral) and the St. Michal Chapel. More...

Bardejov

Bardejov with its medieval town centre and cultural heritage monuments is one of the main tourist attractions in Slovakia. The focal point of the central square is the town hall from the 16th century. It has gothic foundations, an upper floor with elements of Italian Renaissance and an interesting oriel staircase. More...

High Tatra National Park

High Tatras are the largest alpine-type massif in Central Europe. Gerlachovsky Peak (2654m) is the highest peak in the High Tatras and in the Carpathians as a whole. There are further 25 Tatra peaks reach a height of 2500 meters above sea level. On account of its accessibility and the beauty of the panorama, High Tatra is one of the most frequently visited alpine summits. More...

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice castle considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Slovak castles; the castle’s fairytale silhouette of steep roofed towers and palaces is the crown of the upper Nitra valley. More...

Picturesque Levoca, lying in the valley of  Levoca Creek in eastern Slovakia, is one of the country’s most outstanding cities viewed in terms of its monuments and history. More...

Bardejov, Slovakia
Bardejov, Slovakia
 


World Heritage Sites in Slovakia

Bardejov

Bardejov with its medieval town centre and cultural heritage monuments is one of the main tourist attractions in Slovakia. The focal point of the central square is the town hall from the 16th century. It has gothic foundations, an upper floor with elements of Italian Renaissance and an interesting oriel staircase. More...

Spiš Castle is one of the largest castle ruins in Central- and Eastern Europe. Spiš Castle and its associated cultural heritage monuments - Spišské Podhradie, Spišská Kapitula, and the church of Holy Spirit in Žehra – are included in UNESCO World Heritage List. More...

Vlkolínec heritage reserve of folk architecture, near the town of Ružomberok, is a tiny picturesque village, which  is part of the UNESCO World Heritage. More...

Slovak Karst National Park

The intricate system with 400 caves in the Slovak Karst National Park stretches over the largest karst area in Central Europe. Some of the best-known caves open to the public are Domica Cave,Ochtinská Aragonite Cave, Jasov Cave and Gombasecká Cave. More...

Banská Štiavnica, located in Central Slovakia, is a unique town in the country with its completely preserved medieval town center and an unrepeatable atmosphere. There are 201 cultural heritage monuments and sites on the territory of the town. More... 


Destinations by Region

Bratislava Region

| Bratislava | Devin |

Trnava Region

Piestany | Beckov |

Trenčín Region

Trencin | Prievidza | Bojnice | Trencianske Teplice |

Nitra Region

Žilina Region

Zilina | Orava | Vlkolínec |

Banská Bystrica Region

Banská Bystrica | Banská ŠtiavnicaFilakovo | Šomoška | Kyjatice | KraskovoRimavská BanaRimavské Brezovo | Zvolen | Ciz | Kremnica | Šivetice

Prešov Region

Presov | Levoca | High Tatra National Park | Bardejov | Spiš Castle | Spišská Kapitula | Zehra |

Košice Region

Kosice | Roznava | Michalovce | Borsa | Budimir | Turna nad Bodvou | Velky Kamenec | Moldava nad Bodvou | Trebišov | Štítnik | Ochtinská Aragonite Cave | Dobšiná | Slovak Karst National Park | Betliar | Gombasecká cave | Silica | Domica | Jasov | Krásna Hórka