Plan an amazing trip to Slovakia
A small Central European country between Ukraine to the east, Austria to the west, Poland to the north and Hungary to the south, Slovakia is a country of mountains, forests and vast plains. Much to the delight of ramblers and nature lovers, national parks and reserves pepper the landscape. Unusual wooden churches, numerous castles, hillside forts and traditional villages with gothic and baroque architecture are witness to the country’s past. Owing to the rich cultural heritage (including 7 UNESCO world heritage sites), Slovakia has great potential for tourism, yet remains little known.
The capital, Bratislava stands astride the Danube. It is a lively city with a beautiful historic centre. You will love strolling through its narrow streets of colourful houses, discovering shady places and visiting its monuments: the gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, the art nouveau Blue Church and the castle which overlooks the city. In its verdant setting, the historic former mining town of Banská Štiavnica, has an astonishing renaissance palace.
The highest peaks of the Carpathian Mountains are found in Slovakia. The High Tatras, a wild mountainous landscape of lakes (such as Lake Skalnaté) and abrupt slopes (where you can ski) are an eden for bears and ibex. Slovak Paradise Park is another dream destination for nature lovers, with its waterfall, rapids, ravines, splendid forests and remarkable caves which lead you into a fabulous subterranean world.
Slovakia is a country which has not succumbed to mass tourism and has retained its authenticity and traditions.
Best time to go to Slovakia
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