Surrounded by vineyards and the Little Carpathians, you’ll find the charming capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. Also called the Beauty of Danube, Bratislava is known for having plenty of restaurants, cafés, and bars. You can find all of them in the maze of pedestrian streets and squares of the tiny Old Town. There’s never a dull…
The High Tatras, stunning landscapes, medieval castles, and a beautiful capital city draw visitors to Slovakia in droves. This country which was once a part of Czechoslovakia has carved a niche of its own, although its close resemblance to its neighbors cannot be missed. Tourism in Slovakia is definitely on an upward surge as more people discover the attractions that the country has to offer.
Many of Slovakia’s cities and towns bear a strong resemblance to those in the Czech Republic, Austria, and Hungary. This is due to its past association with these countries. Similar to its counterparts, you’ll find well preserved historical centers in many of its towns and cities. Slovakia’s second city, Košice has one of the largest concentrations of historic monuments around its central square. Likewise with its capital.
Slovakia’s capital Bratislava is a photographer’s delight with its collage of historical monuments. The medieval Gothic old town, the thousand-year-old square, and the iconic Bratislava Castle all add to the allure of this city. Apart from the crowds at the historical sites, Slovakia’s tourism comes out in its full glory when the sun goes down on the capital. Beer halls and nightclubs fill up with locals and visitors, all here for a good time.
While castles and quaint churches are as much a part of the landscape, Spiš Castle is a clear standout. One of the largest castles in the world, Spiš Castle which enjoys a lofty position above Spišské Podhradie village, is sure to take your breath away. Another castle straight out of a fairytale is Bojnice Castle.
If you can tear yourself away from marveling at Slovakia’s numerous monuments, you’ll be as enthralled by its outdoors. Hiking the High Tatras is one of the most popular activities in summer. This massive mountain range has many Instagram worthy sights. Breathtaking alpine lakes, waterfalls, and alpine meadows set against the backdrop of a stunning range are sure to fill up your camera’s memory. Winter transforms the hiking trails into family-friendly ski areas. There definitely is something for everyone in this beautiful country.
Bratislava, formerly called Pressburg, is just starting to gain popularity on the European tourist route and for those of us that enjoy smaller crowds and cheaper prices, this beautiful city is still largely untouched and unexplored. Bratislava has a mild continental climate, with wide differences between temperatures in summer and winter which make it a…