Best Tourist Places to Visit in Slovak Republic (Slovakia), Europe

Best Tourist Places to Visit in Slovak Republic (Slovakia), Europe

Slovakia or the Slovak Republic is a country in Central Europe covering an area of 49,035 sq. km. Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia and the Government of Slovakia follows the parliamentary republic system.

Slovakia is one of the member nations of the United Nations, NATO, WTO and the European Union. In terms of economy, Slovakia is one of the leading countries in Europe having advanced economy and leading position in quality of living.


Geography of Slovakia:

Slovakia shares its borders with Ukraine in the east, Austria and the Czech Republic towards west, Hungary in the south and Poland towards north. Slovakia coordinates with 48°09′ N latitude and 17°07′ E longitude.


History of Slovakia:

The history of Slovakia begins with the arrival of the Slavs to what is current Slovakia in the fifth century. In its long and glorious history, Slovakia witnessed the rule of many legendary dynasties including the Kingdom of Hungary and the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Slovakia became independent from the Austria–Hungary Empire on 28 October 1918 as part of Czechoslovakia and finally it gained the status of an independent state with the dissolution of Czechoslovakia on 1 January 1993.


How to reach Slovakia?

The Bratislava Airport is the major airport of Slovakia, situated around 10 km away from the centre of the capital city, Bratislava. This airport has connection with only some important European cities such as Rome, Dublin, London, Birmingham, Oslo, Moscow, and Prague.

Train is a widely used and most convenient option to move across Slovakia and in addition to train; buses are useful for both country travel and local travel.


Culture, Food and Shopping in Slovakia:

Slovakia has distinct culture with unique style of dressing and cuisine style, and festival celebrations. The major events takes place in Slovakia include Feast of St Lucy, Mardi Gras period and All Saints Day. Slovak is the official language of Slovakia.

Slovakia is also famous for its delicacies and the national and most popular dish in Slovakia is Bryndzové halušky.

Slovakia is used Euro as it currency and most of the shopping centres and even small shops also in Slovakia accept credit cards for visitors’ convenience.


What to see in Slovakia?

High Tatras:

The High Tatras are a mountain range in the Prešov Region lying around 2,655 meters above sea level. Located along the boundary of northern Slovakia, the High Tatras features many significant peaks of which the Gerlachovský štít is the highest and many attractive lakes including Morskie Oko.


Aquapark Tatralandia:

Holding a status of Slovakia’s biggest aqua-park, the Aquapark Tatralandia is one of the widely renowned entertainment centres in Central Europe, situated around 4 km from the Liptovský Mikuláš town. It was opened on 5 July 2003 and is open for tourists from June to August.


Slovak National Museum:

The Slovak National Museum is concentrated on the cultural education, especially musical activities in Slovakia. It has its headquarters in Bratislava and also holds 18 different museums in different locations of the country. It was established in 1961.


Other places of interest in Slovakia include:

  • Hlavne Namestie
  • Bratislava Old Town
  • Devin Castle
  • Chatam Sofer Memorial
  • UFO Observation Deck
  • Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
  • Bratislava City Museum
  • Nedbalka Gallery
  • Old Town Hall
  • Slovak National Theatre
  • Martin’s Cathedral
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Bratislava Transport Museum
  • Ondrej Nepela Arena


When to visit Slovakia?

Slovakia experiences cold and humid winters, and warm and dry summers. Generally the months like May, June and September are ideal for sightseeing and the months between December and February are best for skiing.


Where to stay in Slovakia?

There are dozens of internationally recognized hotels in Slovakia and including budget options, all hotels in Slovakia offer advance booking facility for visitors through online. Some nice hotels in Slovakia (Bratislava) include:

  • Tulip House Hotel
  • Marrol’s Boutique Hotel Bratislava
  • Kempinski Hotel River Park
  • Mamaison Residence Sulekova
  • Arcadia Hotel
  • Hotel Danubia Gate
  • Skaritz Hotel & Residence
  • Sheraton Bratislava Hotel
  • Mercure Bratislava Centrum
  • NH Gate One
  • Hotel Michalska Brana
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
  • Mama’s Design & Boutique Hotel
  • Abba Bratislava Hotel
  • Crowne Plaza Bratislava

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