Trnava Travel Guide

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Trnava Things to Do

  • Synagogue

    Synagogue of Trnava was constructed the the very end of 19th century. As it was usual in Central and Eastern Europe towns, it had Jewish minorities also. Synagogue was constructed in Moorish - Byzantine style, so thats why it looks so exotic now among Catholic temples. Nowadays it is not working for religious purposes. It houses Jan Koniarek...

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  • Church of the Assumption and monastery

    It is know that monastery was found already in 1239, so it is one of the oldest religious buildings in Trnava. The church itself was modified in 17th century, so now has features of Baroque.This place is also works as museum and houses West Slovakian museum. I haven't visited it. Probably if I try to visit one or other museum in Trnava, I will need...

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  • Town hall

    Town hall was built in 14th and 15th centuries, the oldest part of it, naturally - Gothic style. Later it was modified, so now there is a building, where you can find also Renaissance and Baroque.It was used also as a jail. Nowadays town hall houses exhibitions, it is place for different events.

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  • St. Joseph church

    It was constructed in the first half of 17th century. It was used for another religious community - Calvinists. It is an example of German style Baroque. At the same 17th century church was acquired by Paulists. They modified it, adding Lorreto chapel.

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  • St. Jacob church

    The church stands just nearby town hall. Beginning of church comes back to 14th century, when it was build with a support of Hungarian King Louis I. Nowadays it is hard to see traces of Gothic, as church looks completely Baroque. Major reconstruction was made in 17th century.It was one of opened for public churches, so I was able to visit it also...

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  • Plague column

    So called plague column of St. Joseph was built near St. Nicholas' Basilica in 1731 in a manner of Baroque. As name tells, it was already build to safe locals from plague. Saints are shown on the column - it is topped by St. Joseph, also it has figures of t. Rosalia, St. Sebastian, St. Rochus, St. Nicholas, St. Charles Borromeus and St. Catherine...

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Trnava Hotels

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  • Holiday Inn Trnava

    Hornopotocna Street, Trnava, 91701, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • IMPIQ Hotel

    B.S.Timravy 2, Trnava, 917 01, Slovakia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Prestige

    Sladovnícka 15, Trnava, 917 01, sk

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Trnava Restaurants

  • Dark beer!

    After a big kebab in fast food kiosk and needed something to drink, and, of course, as I was in beer lovers country, I wanted also to try any different pint of beer. I have found so called "Europe passage" and in the main central Hlavna street. Europe passage was housing a bar, where I took one Sessler ;)Place was cozy, I liked the service also.

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  • Most places are good!

    Pizza Kitty has a great menu, with salads and pizza and more. It seems to be a very popular place with always a crowd, so sometimes service can be a bit slow. But they have a menu with Slovak, English and German, and are fairly accommodating.Another one that I don't know the name of is just off the main square. If you continue North (I think) past...

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  • Mexican / Steak restaurant

    There is a Mexican restaurant in the old center of Trnava. I forgot the name, and I don't have the address, but it's easy to find, it's near the main square. It's got nice food, and it isn't too expensive (about 100-300SK for a meal). Nice food for a nice price :) I had three sorts of meat on tortilla's and my girflriend vegetarian quasedillas....

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  • Cafe in Train Station

    We had left our hotel without getting any breakfast and went straight to the train station to catch a train to Bratislava. There wasn't much open in Trnava at this time but we found a cafe at the station, run by a very friendly Slovak lady. We had missed the 9.10 train by a couple of minutes so we had lots of time to spare. The cafe is upstairs in...

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  • Cafe Pepe

    We stopped at Cafe Pepe to take a break from exploring the town. It was very relaxing to sit here playing cards and enjoy drinks.

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  • Pizzeria on the Main Square

    We had dinner at a restaurnat on the main square. I don't remember its name though there was a large Staropramen sign outside. Staropramen was on the drinks menu but when our waiter brought the drink it had strangely become a Stella Artois. "Nie Staropramen", he explained. So I'd had a Pilsner in Cafe Pastis which tasted like Fosters and now a...

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Trnava Nightlife

  • lots of partying :)

    Cajka seems to be the place to be. Always people there and often hard to get a table and chairs if you arrive late. Student night in Trnava seems to be Thursday night. Also if you ask the locals they will tell you if there is something going on elsewhere eg. the Hip Hop party, Rock and Roll night, Summer Party etc. Ladies you may want to supply...

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  • Internet Cafe

    Going to an internet cafe might be a little bit nerdy in the evening but there was very little happening in Trnava unless you were at one of the weddings. Besides, we hadn't heard any news from beyond Slovakia in more than a week so it made sense for us. And we had been in almost every Trnava cafe so far, so why not an internet one? There weren't...

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  • Student Bar

    Tranva was very quiet in the evening. There was some activity in the restaurants around the main square but otherwise the streets were quiet and almost empty. Where were all the people? Probably at one of the three weddings in our hotel. We went back to our hotel at 10pm but as it was too noisy to get to the sleep, we went out again for another...

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Trnava Transportation

  • Bus Bratislava - Trnava

    It was very easy to make a trip to Trnava from capital Bratislava. I haven't checked any schedule before, just went to main bus station, that was not far from my hotel. Buses go probably every half an hour. Price was not so big, affordable, I needed to buy ticket from bus driver.It was less than hour to come to Trnava. By the way, I haven't used...

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  • Walk!

    Trnava is easy to walk around and explore. It's hard to get lost as you can use the many churches as land marks. If you don't walk you miss a lot of photo opportunities and new experiences. Obviously though, be sensible about it. Don't put yourself into silly situations. At night try and walk with someone you trust. You will most likely be...

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  • Tranva by Train

    Trnava is about 35 or 40 kilometres east of Bratislava and there are regular trains connecting them. We arrived in Trnava from Levoca (via Spisska Nova Ves) in East Slovakia, a journey which took about 4.5 hours, which cost 420 SKK (about 13 Euro). For anyone doing the same journey, Trencin might make a good place to break the journey. We didn't...

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Trnava Shopping

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  • Make a list!

    If you are going grocery shopping, I have found it handy beforehand to get on to Google Translate, and write a list of all the products you want in Slovak before going to the store. In this way, not only will the labels be easier (if it's something not standard or obvious) and if you can't find something, you can show the word to an assistant to...

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  • Supermarkets

    During my stay in Trnava (study, 3 months) I went shopping to :Max: close to the train station you'll find MAX (by foot: walk in the park when you leave bus and train station (left hand side when station is behind you). After 100 m you'll see MAX on your right hand side. It is a small shopping mall (very nice and clean though). There are fashion...

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  • Trnava in every city

    You can "buy" Trnava for 5 Slovak korunas :) in every single shop where are available post stamps ...

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Trnava Local Customs

  • Remember you are the newcomer

    I have found Trnava to be a very welcoming place. However, coming from a country (and in particular a small country town) where people will stop and chat to anyone about nothing in particular, or will start a conversation in a pub with someone new etc, it is important to remember that not every country is like this. While people are friendly, they...

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  • Four Weddings and a Bad Night's Sleep

    Any Saturday in August in Trnava is a very popular time for a wedding. We passed 4 different weddings as we explored the town. There must have been a few more that day as well as the lady at our hotel said she was hosting three wedding receptions. It all sounds lovely but not whan we were keet awake all night by the reception (see my hotel tip)....

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  • Tips on Tipping

    When tipping in restaurants it is usual only to round up to the nearest 5 crowns. This would seem very small to Western Europeans for example but we must consider that the wages are very low and therefore the people who live there can not afford to tip heavily. If we do then staff will expect it from local citizens and that is not fair.

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Trnava Warnings and Dangers

  • by EvilMunchkin10 Written Aug 14, 2010

    For people who aren't used to it, the constant presence of homeless people and beggars can be confronting. They do not hesitate in coming up to you and giving you many excuses (which may or may not be true). Try to look as little like a 'tourist' as possible, wearing minimal jewellery and having a secure bag for your camera etc. I've had little problems with people trying to steal though. Personally while I would like to do something to help them, I do not want to give them money that may support the habit from which they are begging in the first place. But it can be very confronting when you are walking past them with an armload of groceries or a nice new camera!

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Trnava What to Pack

  • Weather is very changeable!

    I suggest a good handbag for women, that can conceal your camera etc. I have had no problem with stealing. I always try to dress less like a tourist and with not too much jewellery etc. I have had no problem with stealing, however there are a lot of people begging in the streets, and I for some reason get targeted by the same person each time. So...

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  • Packing List

    When you want to go there in winter you must pack all your warm clothes, there is always the same weather as in Bratislava but a bit colder. Last winter was pretty cold weather and some temperatures reached almost 20 degrees minus ;) brrrr

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    4 Hotels in Trnava

Trnava Off The Beaten Path

  • Bratislava - capital of Slovakia

    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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  • Castle and old town of Trencin

    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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  • wander away from the square to eat and...

    You may be surprised at what you'll find if you leave the main square. Many restaurants and pubs are tucked away, with a very plain front while inside is quite old and quaint. Lots of them are downstairs in old cellars.Also, have a beer! They are cheap, and the pils style beers are the closest in Europe I have found to an Australian type beer. I...

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Trnava Favorites

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  • Small church - town

    When I arrived to Trnava I had impression it is small, but very historical town. Small area has a big number of churches, most of them, central ones, are mentioned in my Things to Do tips. Most of them are Baroque style, so it returns me memories about Vilnius, it has a similar situation. Trnava has not only many churches, but also some buildings,...

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  • Learn some basic words!

    Prosim - pleasePivo - beerDakujem - thank youDobry - goodDobry den - good dayDobredenia - goodbyeAhoj - hello and goodbyeDobry rano - good morningDobry Vecer - good eveningDobry Nacer - good nightKuracie - chickenBravcove - PorkI apologise for spelling mistakes and lack of accent marks - I do not have them easily accessible on my computer.

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  • Cheap Ice-Cream

    The ice-cream was so good and so cheap in Trnava that we feasted on the stuff. It cost 7 SKK for a cone with one scoop (that's about 0.2 Euro). The town places be bought it from were near the town square. One was Radnicka Cukaren on Hlavna, the other was a small shop near the Church of St. James.

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