Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic. It lies on both banks of the Danube River. The symbol of Bratislava is the Bratislava Castle and the architecturally interesting New Bridge (built in the late 20th century), spanning as one of the five bridges across the Danube.

The whole city is situated in the northwestern part of the Danube plain, in the foothills of the Little Carpathians, near the confluence with the rivers Morava and Danube.

Bratislava, Slovakia

Bojnice Town in Slovakia

Bratislava Castle is a complex of buildings in the historic complex, which occupies the top of a hill on the south-western promontory of Small Carpathian ridge on the left bank of the Danube in Bratislava. Castle is dominated by the monumental building of the former royal palace forming an inherent panorama of the capital city of Slovakia. Its role in the history of Great Moravia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and modern Slovakia introduces Bratislava Castle as a significant monument of social-historical development in the Central European area.

St. Martin´s Cathedral is a building in the historic zone of Bratislava. It is the most important and the largest church in Bratislava and one of the largest in the Slovak Republic. The Cathedral is the one from the most significant dominants of Bratislava and the second the most popular tourist objects of the capital except the Bratislava Castle.

The Michaels´s Tower and Michael´s Gate are the ones from the most famous sights of Bratislava. The tower is 51 meters high and is one from the oldest and the best-known symbols of Bratislava. Michael´s Gate from the 14th century is the only one of the four original gates of the town´s fortification remaining till today.

The High Tatras are the highest mountain range of Slovakia, and the most significant tourist center for summer and winter holidays. Enjoy the silence of the valleys, mountain lakes, silky sheen of the waterfalls and simultaneously monumental touches with the heights of the peaks all around you, this is all that is the magical world of Tatra National Park. Take a walk around Strbske Pleso lake with a landscape in this territory that has been formed by glaciers that created the glacier valleys and the stunning mountain lakes. The UNESCO listed Dobsinska Ice cave is one of the largest ice caves in Europe.

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia

Slovak nature

“BEAUTY AT EVERY TURN”

Popradske Pleso

Levoca, situated in the east of the Spis region, is home to the Basilica Minor, the most important pilgrimage sight in Slovakia. Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James, with the height of 18.6 m, is the tallest of its kind in the world. Spis castle is the largest medieval castle in Central Europe located on a travertine rock hill.

Banska Stiavnica is former mining town and lies amid the forests of the Stiavnicke mountains. This town is one of the most beautiful and historically one of the most interesting towns in Slovakia and is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list.

Bojnice Castle is beautiful example of a Romanesque medieval castle with elements of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, also known as the “Castle of the Spirits”, located northeast of Bratislava, on the edge of the Strážovské vrchy mountains.

Bratislava Castle

The traditional basic components of the Slovak cuisine have always been and still are milk, potatoes, and cabbage.

Kapustnica (Slovakian Sauerkraut & Sausage Soup) is usually made around Christmas and wintertime in Slovakia. It’s made with sauerkraut, smoked ham hock, sausage, mushrooms and flavorful spices like caraway and paprika.

Slovenská parenica is a soft, steamed cheese made from unpasteurized sheep’s milk and its aroma is smoky with a characteristic smell of sheep’s milk, and the taste is delicate, mild, and slightly salty.

Delicious food

Grated potato made into dumplings with sheep cheese and bacon (Bryndzové halušky) is considered the national dish of Slovakia.

Of course, you cannot visit Slovakia and not try traditional home-made dishes include a variety of potato dishes. (Lokše & Zemiakové placky). They are mostly in the form of dough – cooked or fried (potato pancakes, pancakes). For dessert there is an interesting pastry called Skalický trdelník, in the form of a cylinder with an opening inside.

So, welcome to Slovakia!