Churches, town walls and palaces pay tribute to the centuries of history. Thematic and humorous bronze statues, and a laser light show on summer evenings, are more modern additions. When you’re tired and ready to relax, you can move to the Danube and just watch the great river flow.
Near the castle lies a unique Slovak museum (skanzen) – ethnographic exhibition in nature, documenting the evolution of folk architecture and old crafts.
Aside from the bustle of Hlavna (Main) Street and the pedestrian zone in the eastern district of Košice’s old historical town, in the alley, which still preserves the medieval atmosphere, stands Mikluš prison.
If you are in Slovakia for the first time or you are just spending your annual holiday, definitely do not miss the opportunity to visit Vlkolinec – a village in Velka Fatra.
The outdoor museum in Pribylina is an extended exhibition of Liptov Museum in Ruzomberok. It features buildings from the flooded area of Liptovska Mara and some villages of upper and lower Liptov.
Visiting the theater definitely belongs to the cultural experience. Enhance your festive feeling as you enter the premises of the oldest professional theater in Slovakia!
A Baroque-classicist palace in the heart of Bratislava, where Napoleon signed a peace treaty ‘The Peace of Pressburg’ in 1805, is one of the architectural jewels of Slovakia.
The third oldest gallery in Slovakia in the center of Liptovsky Mikulas in a beautiful historic place includes 5,000 works of art from the 15th to 20th century. It also boasts the largest exhibition hall of its kind in Slovakia.
Jewish Synagogue with monumental Classicistic exterior and Art Nouveau interior, was built on the site of a former wooden synagogue, which burned down in 1878.
A national monument – complex of water mills Oblazy is located in a picturesque Kvacianska valley. It is an excellent place to relax and get to know the history of Liptov.
Fitting almost 6.000 visitors, the magnificent church in Sv. Kriz is one of the largest wooden constructions in Central Europe. Its ground plan has a shape of a cross and is 43m long.
History of theater in Kosice has more than 600 years old tradition. The theater is more than 100 years old, and is an important historical monument and an important landmark of the historic center of Kosice.
The Old Town hall with its lovely courtyard, is facing onto the capital’s Main Square (Hlavne namestie). It houses the city’s oldest museum, the Bratislava City Museum.
Located between the Old Town and the Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral have seen the crowning of nearly twenty kings and queens.
The chapel, which can be found a short distance from St. Elisabeth Cathedral, comes from the 14th century. It represents the culmination of the gothic period and is surprising by its stylish precision, intimacy and harmony.
Your faith will heal you! It is rarely as true as at this sacred place, where crowds are annually flowing and asking Mother of God for the blessing and forgiveness of their sins.
The St. Michael’s Gate is the last preserved gate of the medieval city fortification. Its tower offers magnificent views of the Old Town and the surrounding area.
A truly magnificent art nouveau Little Blue Church got its name to its sky-blue-and-white roof tiles and walls.
Open-air museum in Havránok is the most important archeological monument in the Liptov region. It showcases the reconstruction of the Celts farm settlement.
It towers high above the city. A sought-out oasis of silence associated with piety and reverence to nearly 6,000 soldiers who fell during the battle of Bratislava in the last weeks of the 2nd World War.
Kosice as the first (and so far only) city in Slovakia has its official 7 wonders. St. Elizabeth Cathedral is a first of them. The largest church in Slovakia with a capacity of over 5,000 people and the easternmost Gothic cathedral in Europe is a heart and center of Kosice.
History of Likava Castle goes back 700 years. It was once a royal guardian castle, later rebuilt as a sumptuous private residence.
At the exit from Žilina to Kysuce, at the junction of the Rivers Vah and Kysuca, there rises the far-visible water tower of the former medieval castle.
A wonderful, romantic castle serves as a convention centre, used for conferences, symposia, seminars and weddings. Open for public in July and August.
Very preserved castle with bright white walls is standing on the road between Banska Bystrica and Brezno. An important route led here in medieval times – Via Manga.
Spectacular old ruin from 13th century close to the capital, Pajstun is a popular place among rockclimbers. Wonderful views and nice walk through the beautiful Carpathian woods.
The mansion built at the end of the 19th century by the Palffy family is dominating the village, where people lived since the New Stone Age.
Standing on a steep high cliff above Vah – the longest river of Slovakia, magnificent ruins of Beckov castle are a dominant feature on the horizon.
Krasna Horka (“Beautiful Hill”), majestic castle in the heart of Slovakia. Now in the reconstruction due to extensive fire in 2012.
Plavecke Podhradie Village is located 20 km from Malacky. A huge castle was built in the 13th century above the village to fill the role of the frontier fort.
Ideally located ruin of “the mysterious castle in the Carpathian Mountains” was made famous particullary because of its last resident, chatelaine Elizabeth Bathory.
A large stone castle built in the 14th century to protect trade routes to Poland. It was an important administrative center, as well as a shelter for the Polish crown jewels.
It’s impossible to overlook the ruins of a castle on a rocky cliff above the river Vah on the road from Žilina to Martin. The small castle, defender toll station, has become the best fortified castle of the area.
This hunting estate of almost 50 rooms was owned by the noble Bebek family and then Andrássy family for centuries
The Trenčín Castle is a castle above the town of Trenčín, housing exhibitions of the Trenčín Museum. History of the castle goes back to the age of the Roman Empire.
Site of a medieval castle that was gradually pulled down, Cerveny Kamen (pronounced CHER-ven-ee KAH-men) retains that castle’s name (from “Rothstein” in German, meaning “red stone”).
The well-preserved ruin is noted for a marvellous geographical position, offering terrific panorama views upon the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers.
Bratislava Castle, the landmark overlooking the capital, was built in 9th century. It stands on the hill above Danube river.
One the most beautiful and largest castles in Slovakia, in the northern Orava region, Orava Castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river.
Romantic fairy-tale Bojnice Castle is one of the most visited and most attractive castles in central Europe. The Chateau is located near Prievidza, on the edge of the Strážovské vrchy mountains over the town of Bojnice.
This is the time when we get to brag a little about Slovakia’s rich history. Once upon a time…. only God knows when this pretty area got occupied by people for the very first time. Some say it was 250 000 years ago.
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