Slovakia Travel Guide

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Slovakia Highlights

  • Pro
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    Skipka says…

     Untouched nature, friendly people 

  • Con
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    matcrazy1 says…

     Not many tourist facilities in some areas! 

  • In a nutshell
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    hundwalder says…

     The back door stays open. Y'all come in and make yourselves at home. 

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Bratislava

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2032,4537,98

Kosice

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182,508,24

Poprad

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56,169,12

Trnava

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97,167,4

Tatranska Lomnica

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30,70,5

Zilina

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30,109,7

Vysoke Tatry

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118,404,14

Slovensky Raj

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38,195,0

Presov

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47,84,2

Trencin

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77,201,3

Spisske Podhradie

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17,94,0

Martin

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12,32,0

Stary Smokovec

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18,39,3

Nitra

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9,34,5

Banska Bystrica

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14,50,5

Komarno

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17,17,0

Bojnice

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31,93,2

Liptovsky Mikulas

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29,75,6

Bardejov

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24,45,0

Cerveny Klastor

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12,37,0

Piest'any

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21,93,20

Levoca

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57,158,4

Kezmarok

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46,144,0

Oravsky Podzamok

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85,156,0

Cicmany

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10,37,0

Zuberec

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22,41,0

Strbske Pleso

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15,63,6

Banska Stiavnica

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27,74,1

Cerveny Kamen

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13,34,0

Cachtice

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27,92,0

Zdiar

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8,32,1

Vysny Kubin

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22,65,0

Sturovo

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1,18,0

Oravska Polhora

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25,35,0

Trencianske Teplice

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6,15,0

Popradske Pleso

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7,29,0

Tatra Mountains National Park

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0,28,0

Rajecka Lesna

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5,10,0

Brezno

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3,24,4

Terchova

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8,15,0

Spisska Nova Ves

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6,14,0

Parnica

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19,63,0

Nizne Slovinky

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0,3,0

Horny Smokovec

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1,5,0

Vrutky

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0,4,0

Vel'ke Kapusany

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Trstena

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1,8,0

Strba

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1,6,1

Smolenice

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17,78,0

Skalica

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1,8,0

Bratislava

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  • Bronze Statues

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Everyone should feel like celebrity and famous one when walking nearby paparazzi. I am not sure if the statue has any real story. Anyway, it is just in the street, and not so far from restaurant, so even if it is paparazzi, he is quite visible :) The author was Radko Macuha. I guess statue is not so old, probably from the end of 20th century.

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  • Marrol's Hotel Bratislava

    Bratislava Hotels

    This hotel is so great and the staff there do everything they can to help in any way they can. It is...

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  • By Train

    Bratislava Transportation

    The main rail station is called Hlavna Stanica , the other large station is Petrzacka. If you arrive at Petrzacka and need to go to Main station take bus 80 to near river then bus 93. Buy ticket before boarding , about 90 cents. Trains from Hlavana Stanica go to Vienna ,Brno, Prague ,Budapest, Trnava, Piestany, Trencin, Poprad,Kosice etc. If you...

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Kosice

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  • KOSICE - TOKAJ BY CAR

    Kosice Off The Beaten Path

    From Kosice, we took Route 50 until we reached a major cross-road. Here we turned right and travelled along Route 79 to the Hungarian Border.This route was quite quiet. It was scenic as this was farmland and small Slovakian villages. We did pass by a few bigger towns with quite large Churches.I could say "the hills were alive with blossom," as that...

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  • DoubleTree by Hilton Kosice

    Kosice Hotels

    Hlavna 1, Kosice, Kosice, 040 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • TRAMS IN KOSICE

    Kosice Transportation

    Trams looked the way to go in Kosice. I noticed it was easy to reach most places as there are plenty of routes going in all directions. The no 7 Tram goes to the Botanic gardens and the Zoo.. I also noticed old and very modern Trams.You can buy tickets (no-transfer ticket for four stops, transfer ticket for 30 or 60 minutes, 60-minute night ticket,...

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Poprad

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  • Poprad Tatry station

    Poprad Transportation

    Poprad tatry station has a Left luggage office and a snack bar. Poprad is 332 km from Bratislava. and 220 km from Trencin and 110 km from Kosice. If you are a senior citizen check out the reduced fares for oldies on Slovakia trains.show your passport. I went from Poprad to Bratislava pensioners rate for 75 cents , YES, 332 km for less than a Euro....

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  • Penzion Fortuna

    Poprad Hotels

    Sobotske Namestie 1768/43, Poprad, 05803, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Stary Smokovec

    Poprad Things to Do

    Take the train from Poprad Tatry station to Stary Smokovec. This is part way up the Tatra mountains. From here you can take a funicular higher. Stary Smokovec is only 13 km from Poprad.

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Trnava

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  • Bratislava - capital of Slovakia

    Trnava Off The Beaten Path

    Bratislava is a capital of Slovakia, it is almost like a border town with Austria, Hungary is also not so far. As a capital, it is one of the main touristic objects in Slovakia. Old town, castle territory, Petrin hill, Devin suburb can be visited. To make city more important, one fact can be mentioned - it was even a capital of Hungary for some...

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  • Holiday Inn Trnava

    Trnava Hotels

    Hornopotocna Street, Trnava, 91701, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Castle and old town of Trencin

    Trnava Off The Beaten Path

    Trencin is a town of small picturesque old town and castle on the hill. Trencin is known from the year of 1111. It was mentioned also already in Roman texts in 179 CE as Laugaricio. Nowadays it has a population of 56 000.The main sightseeing object here, of course, is castle, founded in 11th century and was known as belonging of Poland. Old town is...

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Tatranska Lomnica

Zilina

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  • SCENIC DRIVE

    Zilina Off The Beaten Path

    A beautiful scenic drive along good road [E50], is the one that follows the River Váh to Liptovský Mikuláš. The drive is approx. 86kms and takes approx. 1.5 hours.We followed the road and found it wound around some big river bends and gave us excellent views of the River Váh. We saw Castle ruins as we went through the forested area, then came out...

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  • Holiday Inn Zilina

    Zilina Hotels

    Sportova 2, Zilina, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), 01

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • STARY HRAD RUINS

    Zilina Off The Beaten Path

    Still travelling along the E50 and only a little further on from Strecno Castle, I see some more ruins, only this time they are on the left side and on the other side of the River Váh. Once again, the ruins are sitting high above the surrounding area. The Castle used to be called Varin and was mentioned in 1267, how-ever the name changed to Stary...

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Vysoke Tatry

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Slovensky Raj

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  • Hiking in Slovensky raj (Slovak...

    Slovensky Raj Sports & Outdoors

    In the eastern part of Slovakia,there is beautiful National park "Slovensky raj".There are many possibilities for hiking.On the tourist paths there are ladders and chains which make hiking more beautiful,interesting and safer.There are many tracks available also for families with small children. But you must be careful. Tracks run along the rivers...

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  • Spisska Nova Ves-Fair, carnevall or just...

    Slovensky Raj Off The Beaten Path

    Well.. have to be sincere, we didn't see Spisska Nova Ves properlly... at least, we didn't see towns centre on the way we would like. Although Slovakia has excellent road signalisation and it's hard to get lost there... Spisska Nova Ves is exception. We get lost there 3 times, so i'm proud to say that i visited almost all of SNV suburbs!!! ;-) What...

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  • Markusovce-sumer villa Dardanelli

    Slovensky Raj Off The Beaten Path

    The manor house stands in a fine but not well maintained French park with three graded terraces. It looks like they forget to hire gardener there. A summer villa named Dardanelli stands on the highest of them.This summer villa is seat of the museum of keyboard instruments and is really outstanding monument of Rococo architecture in this part of...

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Presov

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  • LOOK EVERYWHERE!

    Presov Favorites

    The main street of Presov is one of the most interesting I have wandered around in a historic city centre.First, was the architecture of the buildings, a real mix of different styles, yet they all blended together quite nicely! There was plenty of stucco work and decorations of religious figures, Eagles and even modern bronze statues sitting on...

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  • Hotel Enchante

    Presov Hotels

    Skultetyho 15, Presov, 080 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • THE TOWN HALL

    Presov Things to Do

    Another beautifully decorated building sitting opposite the Neptune Fountain, is the historic Presov Town Hall. During medieval times, the Town Hall was located in the area of the towns park. Due to fire in the 17th century it was damaged badly, so a new one, that once was an opulent Burghers house, eventually became the new Town Hall. I say...

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Trencin

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  • Train

    Trencin Transportation

    When I traveling to Trencin I used two means of transportation - bus and train, as I wanted to visit also Trnava on the way. Anyway, it is possible to come use train line Bratislava - Trencin also. I made it when I was going back to Slovak capital.Trains from Trencin back to Bratislava was going about every hour, so it is better to check schedules...

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  • Hotel Pod Hradom

    Trencin Hotels

    I stayed in the annex, of Pod Hradom hotel , 60 m down the road.. For single E 46.50. This included...

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  • Church of St. Francis Xaversky

    Trencin Things to Do

    It is very beautiful looking church, quite Central European ;) Especially it looks nice in panorama view. It was built by Jesuits in the middle of 17th century, it is Early Baroque style. Actually it is a bit like copy of St. Francis church in Vienna. It was closed when I wanted to visit it. I believe it should be highly decorated in Baroque style...

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Spisske Podhradie

  • Spisska Kapitula

    Spisske Podhradie Off The Beaten Path

    Spisska Kapitula has main street, and that's also the only street there. In the past all that houses were property Roman Catholic church and there were appartments for monks and nuns. Canonical houses were built on both sides of one thoroughfare. They stand upright to the axis of the road, mostly in an L shape. The first houses were built in gothic...

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  • Spisska Kapitula-The Clock tower

    Spisske Podhradie Off The Beaten Path

    The Clock tower stands next to the gothic-baroque Bishopric Palace. It was built in 1739 and In the past it served as an entrance gate into the park. Now it has different function, that is a place where you could buy entrance ticket for the Cathedral.

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  • Spisska Kapitula-Walls and Gates

    Spisske Podhradie Off The Beaten Path

    Spisska Kapitula is more or less part of Spisske Podhradie but it has its own towns walls and gates, making it separate community. That fortifications were probably already built in the 13th century. Wall is one meter wide and 4-5 meters high and have few gates.

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Martin

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  • bring your bike...or hire some!!!

    Martin Transportation

    you really should have a bike if you want to observe beatiful spots of Turiec region (surroundings of Martin). you can choose between more bike-routes. It is easy to find them because there are signs along the road, so if you keep your eyes open, you cant get lost...there is choice between easy ones (i like the one along river Turiec ) and more...

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  • beautiful nature

    Martin Off The Beaten Path

    if you are in martin, dont miss beautiful surroundings, especially valleys in Velka Fatra. you can get there by car and just walk for how much you want in wood by the stream...and if you prefer to do more trekking why not to go on...and climb some hills?

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  • in the centre of the town...

    Martin Restaurants

    there are lot of pizzerias actually in the centre of the town...but if you want to try something other just come there...it is family restaurant and the interior is not anything special...but the food is usually of good quality and worth the priceif you are not hungry too much just choose from the salads menu...there is quite a good choice

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Stary Smokovec

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  • Slovak Beer

    Stary Smokovec Local Customs

    I was riding the bus to the Polish border with some Poles that were vacationing in Stary Smokovec. We got off the bus across from the border, but the Poles went into the little restaurant instead of heading for the border? Why? They mentioned that Slovak beer was very good and they were going to have a beer or two before going home. High praise...

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  • Grand

    Stary Smokovec Hotels

    38, Stary Smokovec, 06 201, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Bus to Lysa Polana

    Stary Smokovec Transportation

    Particularly on weekends, make sure that you are well aware of the bus schedules if you are depending on public transport. There are two bus companies on this route. The Polish bus does cross the border, the Slovak bus does not. The Polish bus starts at the bus station in Zakopane, costs 10 zl and took about two hours from Zakopane to Stary...

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Nitra

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  • Beergarden

    Nitra Restaurants

    I went to a few great beergardens. I surely recommened everyone to go there if the weather is nice. Everyone sits at large, long tables and there is some music and a nice atmosphere. And if you go, you also need to buy a pretzel to make your experience complete.Update (2004); my friend told me the best beergarden in Nitra is gone, and what is left...

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  • Zlaty Klucik

    Nitra Hotels

    I have been many times in Zlaty Klucik (since 1996). At the OLD times the hotel was someting...as...

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  • Bratislava to Nitra

    Nitra Transportation

    Most travelers will arrive in Bratislava when they enter Slovakia, best way to travel to Nitra is by bus, and it is also very cheap (less than €3). I tried to go by train one time it took me three times as long as the time the bus takes to get there. Around the city I prefer walking, but if you have access to a bike, I think that is a good...

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Banska Bystrica

  • Dolna Street

    Banska Bystrica Things to Do

    Dolna is one of the main streets of Banska Bystrica and contains colorful, historic houses. Some of the houses have stood since the early 1600s. In the 17th century, a Hungarian king was selected in one of the houses. Some of the structures on this street are even older and date from medieval times. This area is a must-visit in Banska Bystrica and...

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  • Hotel Narodny dom

    Banska Bystrica Hotels

    Narodna 11, Banska Bystrica, 974 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Soviet Liberation Monument

    Banska Bystrica Things to Do

    The Soviet Liberation Monument is located in the main square of Banska Bystrica. The citizens put up this monument because of the Soviets help in freeing their city in 1945. It’s very tall and black and looks out of place next to the beautiful, pastel row houses.

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