Cities & Towns
Bratislava – the Capital of Slovakia
Bratislava is a small historical city, but largest in Slovakia and a youngest european metropolis. Enjoy the shopping, dining and natural wonders Bratislava has to offer as a reemerging sparkler of history, culture, business and recreation.
The main city of eastern Slovakia and the country’s second largest city (population roughly 250,000) offers a wider selection of services than anywhere outside of Bratislava.
Poprad is one of the most important cities in eastern Slovakia, thanks to mountain tourism – it is the administrative, economic and cultural center of the Tatras region.
One of Slovakia’s eight regional seats, Trencin in western Slovakia is one of the country’s most picturesque towns, with its distinguishing castle dominating the historical centre from above. Restaurants and shops, and the town’s grandest hotel, cluster around the town square.
Piestany attracts many who seek health-oriented spa treatment, especially those who seek high value for the cost.
This former free royal town lies at the southern heel of the Levoca Peaks in the centre of one of the oldest and most distinctive regions of Slovakia – Spis. The town and its sights is among the most beautiful in Slovakia. The oldest written mention of Levoca dates back to 1249.
Situated in the hills that once hid central Europe’s richest silver mines, Banska Stiavnica in south-central Slovakia is an easy day trip from Budapest, and a slightly longer day trip from anywhere in Slovakia.
The historical gem of eastern Slovakia, Bardejov is today mainly known for its outstanding old town square, though for several centuries until recently it was also a centre of light industry. Today tourism is one of the main industries here.