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Slovakia, the young and multicolored heart of Europe. Here we present our selection of recommended experiences to discover the best of this country. In Slovakia, nothing is further than couple of hours away!
One of the oldest towns in Europe, yet among the newest European capitals, Bratislava is blossoming with youthful energy. Many come to see it for it's lively nightlife and beautiful women. And it's only one hour from Vienna!
High Tatras are the smallest alps of the world and yet its rich, diverse and unique alpine nature makes tourists, hikers, skiers, climbers, scientists, photographers and artists always coming back. Tatras give you a different experience for every visit. See it to believe it!
Some as eerie ruins and others as fully restored museum pieces, castles, chataeaux and manors are an inseparable part of Slovakia's landscape. Never are you further than an easy day trip from a castle worth seeing.
Bojnice - King's Matthias favorite place is the most romantic and beautiful among Slovakia's castles. A trip to the castle, local thermal spa or the oldest ZOO in Slovakia is a must, especially during the International Festival of Ghosts and Monsters (april/may).
12 absolutely unique caves are open to public accross Slovakia. Massive stalagmite and ice formations, purest tarns and darkest holes, beautiful domes and magical paths, anyone from cavers - adventurers to families with little children will be fascinated.
Slovak Paradise, an unusually precious piece of land, has its name by right. This little national park is full of gorges, ravines, waterfalls, cliffs and caves, connected by adventurous-looking ladders and bridges. A tour as quick as 3 hours can make a lifetime impression.
Kosice, the lovely metropolis of Eastern Slovakia is the next European Capital of Culture. Experience the vibrant life, music, festivals, theater, opera, great cuisine in old town. Be a part of the world's second oldest marathon - the Kosice Peace Marathon.
Slovakia is rich in healing thermal springs and mineral water sources. The town of Piestany is best known for its medicinal thermal water and curative mud. There's nothing better after a good ski or hiking day than to put your body into a healing hot pool.
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Slovak culture reflects rich folk traditions, in addition to broader European influence. There are numerous aspects to our culture:
Slovakia is replete with gothic churches, medieval towns, majestic mountains and looming castles along bucolic rural landscapes. Fittingly, legend after legend arose in such surroundings.
From music and dance ensembles, to handicrafts, open-air markets and festivals, folk traditions are alive and well in modern-day Slovakia.
Slovak music tells a story. Sounds of the soulful fujara, liturgical traditions, classical composers, village celebration songs and contemporary Slovak music are all part of Slovak cultural life.
Anyone interested in Slovak or Central/Eastern European culture and art will find no shortage of folklore and legends, music, films, art, and literature to give voice to the country, its people, and their concerns.