What to see in Slovakia

Slovakia Attractions

The High Tatras provide beautiful, unspoilt mountain landscapes, with lakes and waterfalls aplenty; one of the best starting points for hikes is Strbske Pleso, where walking trails access the lovely Skok Waterfalls among other things. Apart from the High Tatras National Park, the Slovak Paradise National Park, in the east of the country, is also a superb hiking destination, inviting visitors to explore the magical forests and valleys of Slovakia.

In addition to glorious natural resources, Slovakia is home to many ancient castles, some romantic ruins and some very well-preserved and still in use. The most popular with tourists include Spis Castle, a UNESCO-listed ruin and one of the biggest castles in Europe; Bratislava Castle, looming above the capital city; and Devin Castle, said to be more than 5,000 years old.

Slovakia is renowned for its rich folkloric traditions and well-preserved architecture, with Bratislava's Old Town home to many historic buildings, and a number of interesting skanzens, open-air museum villages, scattered around the country. The UNESCO-listed town of Vlkolinec boasts the best wooden folk architecture in the country, and the Vychodna Folk Festival, held annually in July in the village of Vychodna, is said to be one of the best folk music and dance festivals in the world.

Bratislava Castle

Situated on a hill 269 feet (82m) above the city, Bratislava Castle is a prominent structure on the city's skyline and…

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Devin Castle

Perched 696 feet (212m) above the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, Devin Castle is one of the most important…

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High Tatras National Park

The majestic peaks of the High Tatras are a must-see in Slovakia, stretching through Tatra National Park, across the…

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Old Town Hall

Set in the heart of Bratislava's historic city centre, the Old Town Hall is the perfect place to begin your holiday in…

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Located just an hour's drive north of Bratislava, Piestany is Slovakia's premier spa resort town, and a great place to…

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Slovakia is famous for its folk architecture - medieval houses and churches, often built from logs that are joined without…

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