Slovakia: what to see between Carpathians and Danube


What to see in Slovakia, itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest in the territory of this state of Eastern Europe, with the capital Bratislava.

Tourist information

Located in Eastern Europe, Slovakia, or Slovak Republic, has been part of the European Union since 2004.

The neighboring states are the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria.

Slovakia was established in 1993 together with the Czech Republic which previously formed Czechoslovakia.

The territory of Slovakia is largely mountainous, occupied in the northern part almost entirely by the Carpathian chain.

Slovakia's main river is the Danube.

The climate of this country is continental with harsh winters and temperate summers never too hot.

The cities of Slovakia have monuments rich in history, the local gastronomy is excellent and many cultural events are organized.

What see

Banska Bystrica: to visit the ancient citadel, also called the castle complex, where there are churches, palaces and houses with stone walls.

The Church of Our Lady, whose original Romanesque construction dates back to 1300, was subsequently modified by adding the Gothic style.

Inside it deserves to be seen the Chapel of Santa Barbara, containing a remarkable baptismal font.

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Bardejov it is the place to appreciate the beautiful Church of Sant’Egidio, with the 11 altars decorated with paintings and carved wooden bas-reliefs, among which the altar with the wings of the Nativity emerges for its particular beauty.

The walls of this city are considered to be the best preserved ones in Slovakia.

Bratislava it is famous for the castle, a building that had a decisive role in the history of the city and from which it is possible to enjoy an excellent panorama.

Of extraordinary beauty is the Cathedral of San Martino with an interior with three naves, where many works of art are preserved.

The Old Town Hall is the oldest building, made entirely of stone.

The Palazzo Primaziale, seat of the archbishopric, is a pink colored building that stands out for its grandeur.

In addition to these, among the cities of Slovakia of greatest artistic interest, Kosice, Levoca, Nitra, Presov, Trencin, Trnava and Zilina deserve to be remembered.

Danube cruise Austria/Slovakia border (August 2022)

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