Slovakia

35 Amazing Places to Visit in Slovakia

(Last Updated On: 13/09/2022)

Slovakia is often overlooked by tourists who prefer to focus on neighboring countries like Poland and the Czech Republic or who only visit Bratislava, the capital. Yet this underrated country really offers a lot and, as you will see below, the list of best places to visit in Slovakia is long and diverse.

You can find there vibrant cities and charming medieval towns, fairytale castles and impressive ruins, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and breathtaking mountains. If you are looking for a less known yet exciting destination you definitely should consider visiting Slovakia!

places to visit in slovakia

I can’t count how many times I’ve been to Slovakia but every visit is a treat for me. This is one of my favorite destinations in Europe and every time I’m really excited to return there, discover new places or revisit those that I enjoy.

And today I’m more than happy to share the best places to visit in Slovakia with you.

places to visit in slovakia

Why visit Slovakia

Even if the independent Slovak state was created only in 1993 (when Czechoslovakia was divided, before it was briefly independent during WW2) the area has been an important spot in Central European history since medieval times. You will find numerous places (cities, towns, castles) that date back to that time and still are full of historical remnants from a few centuries ago.

Slovak cities, especially Bratislava and Kosice, are vibrant and besides numerous monuments, you can also enjoy there a great food scene and cultural life.

But the main reason to visit Slovakia is its nature, especially the mountains. The most popular are the High Tatras but there are a few more mountain ranges worth your attention. Other interesting natural wonders include caves, gorges, and waterfalls.

For such a small country, there are surprisingly many UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Slovakia and those include medieval towns, wooden churches or impressive caves. If you like visiting those, you are in for a treat in Slovakia.

Slovakia is also a great destination for a cultural trip. There are a few good open-air folk museums as well as old folk villages you can visit.

The traditional Slovak food is really tasty and has some fine vegetarian options. And if you are lucky you can experience some local traditions that are always interesting to see.

places to visit in slovakia

Places to visit in Slovakia

If you are wondering what to see in Slovakia I’ve prepared this long and extensive list of the best destinations in Slovakia you might want to visit. I based it on my numerous trips to Slovakia as well as on my personal list of places to visit in Slovakia that are still waiting for me.

Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is such an underrated city that is often considered only as a day trip from Vienna or Budapest. But the city really has a lot to offer and all the things to do in Bratislava will keep you busy for at least the weekend.

You will wander the small yet very charming Old Town where, besides winding lanes and beautiful townhouses, you can find some quirky sculptures such as Cumil. The castle towering above the city offers a beautiful panorama of Bratislava (especially its Petrzalka district with colorful blocks of flats) but is an interesting place to visit itself too.

You can get an even better view of Bratislava from one of the iconic structures of the city – the UFO-shaped bridge over the Danube river. Just a short walk away from the Old Town you will find some less known yet still impressive attractions of Bratislava – the fairy-tale alike art-nouveau Blue Church or the brutalist masterpiece – the radio broadcast building that looks like the reverse pyramid.

For lunch head to the beautiful Bratislava Flagship Restaurant to try some of the delicious Slovak dishes. Bratislava also has a very impressive cafe scene with numerous great cafes to choose from for your coffee and cake break.

Overall, this is a really charming and laid-back city that doesn’t really feel like the capital, where you can slow down a bit during your travels and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Central Europe. You can also use Bratislava as a base for numerous day trips around Slovakia and beyond.


Read more about Bratislava in my articles:

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Devin castle

Devin Castle, located just outside of Bratislava, is mostly in ruins today but you still can appreciate the impressive structure towering above the Danube river as the keeper of the capital.

Originally it dates back to the 9th century but this place was used already in ancient times as the Roman border post. Over the centuries it played an important role in the region until it was eventually blown up by the Napoleon army in 1809.

Today you can visit the remnants of the castle and learn more about its history (including the ancient times) in the interesting exhibition.

places to visit in slovakia

Trnava

Trnava is among the most underrated places to visit in Slovakia and even if it is often overlooked by tourists, the city is full of attractions.

With its history dating back to the Middle Ages (when Trnava was the first place in Slovakia that was granted the right of a free royal town), the place is often called “the Little Rome” due to the numerous churches that you can still see there today. You will find most of them within the Old Town, surrounded by the longest remaining defending walls in Europe.

The center is mostly pedestrian and is a perfect place to wander around, enjoy one of the cafes or attend some city events. It is especially vibrant in the summertime when locals hang out there, taking advantage of the warm weather.

To get a good view of the center and beyond you should go up to the 16th-century town tower. One of the most unique attractions of Trnava is a 19th-century synagogue that was turned into a popular cafe where you can enjoy a drink in beautiful surroundings.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Smolenice castle

A fairytale castle of Smolenice, located not far from Trnava, was built in the place of the 14th-century sentry castle. Over the years it was rebuilt a few times to eventually get its current look in the 19th century.

Today this is the best example of Roman architecture in Slovakia since the castle is based on the best examples of similar architecture from France. Its most notable feature is the impressive tower from where you can admire a beautiful vista of the surrounding area.

The Smolenice castle is home to the Slovak Academy of Sciences and is open to the public only in July and August.

places to visit in slovakia

Nitra

With a history dating back to the early medieval times, Nitra is the oldest city in Slovakia, founded around the 9th century. Still today you can find there numerous monuments and attractions from the old times, including the Nitra Castle (originally from the 11th century) with the impressive Cathedral of St Emeram (a mix of three temples with the oldest one being the Romanesque church from the 11th century) dominating above the city.

The pleasant center is lined with colorful townhouses and winding lanes, a scenery so typical for Central Europe. Nitra has also a strong position on the cultural map of Slovakia, with events like the Theatre Festival of Nitra taking place there. The Nitra region is also known locally for its wine production.

places to visit in slovakia

Komarno

Komarno is a small city on the Danube, right on the border between Slovakia and Hungary (the twin city across the river is names Komarom), which makes a perfect stop when you travel from Budapest to Bratislava.

Even if the city has a long history, with the town rights granted in 1265) you won’t find many historical attractions there. Yet it’s still a pleasant place to visit, with the Central European charm and the architecture typical for the region. The biggest attraction is probably the well-preserved fortress that was built already in the 16th century and developed until the 19th century.

Don’t miss Europe Square, known also as Courtyard of Europe, where each of the 36 buildings here represents a different country and is built in the style typical for that country. It is a peculiar and quirky yet really interesting place to see.


Read more about Komarno in my article: Komarno, Slovakia – a perfect stop between Budapest and Bratislava

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Kosice

Kosice, the second-largest city in Slovakia, is among the most underrated cities to visit in Europe (I personally prefer it over Bratislava and visited the place countless times). Kosice offers a variety of attractions and is a perfect place for a weekend trip.

You can see here the easternmost Gothic cathedral in Europe, wander around the charming old town or attend a play in a beautiful State Theater from the end of the 19th century. In the East Slovak Museum, one of the oldest and most important museums in the country, you can admire the impressive gold treasure – one of the largest collections of that kind, found during the renovations of Main Street in 1935. The heart of the city is Hlavna street (literally, the Main Street) where most of the Kosice attractions are located.

In 2013 Kosice had the title of the European Capital of Culture and still today you can enjoy numerous cultural institutions like the former tobacco factory turned into a creative hub or the old swimming pool that serves as the art gallery.

When you want to take a rest from all the sightseeing you can enjoy a great culinary scene with numerous restaurants, cafes, or wine bars (where you can try local wines from the nearby Tokaj region).


Read more about Kosice in my articles:

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Bardejov

Bardejov can easily be named one of the most charming places to visit in Slovakia. The UNESCO-listed town (granted the title as the perfect example of a fortified medieval town) is located not far from the border with Poland, in the northeast part of the country.

It’s very easy to fall for Bardejov. The historic part of the town, surrounded by the city walls (until now 9 towers and 2 gates remained, giving Bardejov the nickname “Slovak Carcassonne”) is the prettiest with rows of colorful houses, interesting museums (like The Exposition of Icons) and the Saint Giles church dominating over the area. Be sure to climb the church’s tower for the best views of Bardejov and beyond.

Bardejov, and especially its spa part Bardejovske Kupele is also a perfect place to relax. The place was among the favorite destinations of the famous Empress Elisabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, who used to come here – among many beautiful buildings you can see the place where she always stayed.


Read more about Bardejov in my article: Bardejov – the most enjoyable town in Slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Slovak Paradise

Slovak Paradise National Park is, just as the name indicates, a real paradise. Located in the eastern part of the country, just south of Poprad, the area is known for its gorges, waterfalls, and sometimes extreme paths to get around (with ladders and such).

The national park offers numerous hiking trails with a total length of around 300 km, many of them will definitely be a thrilling experience. The most popular trail is a picturesque “Prielom Hornádu” (the only trail where you can go in both directions, the rest is one-way) that will take you along the Hornad river through bridges and sometimes even narrow metal steps glued into the rocks.

Another attraction that can’t be missed in the Slovak Paradise is Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa (Dobšiná Ice Cave), a spectacular cave that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

High Tatras

The Tatra Mountains, located at the border of Slovakia and Poland, are among the most beautiful mountains you will find in Europe yet somehow they are still not widely recognized internationally. The scenery here is simply breathtaking and you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy what the area has to offer.

The highest peak of Tatras (and Slovakia) – Gerlachovský štít (2,655 meters above sea level) might be a bit challenging to reach but there are other breathtaking mountains available for many, including Lomnický štít (2,632 meters above sea level) where you can get by the system of three cable cars.

There are also a few nice towns in the High Tatras, with the three most popular ones being Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso. I definitely recommend the last one as that’s where you will get the most picturesque views of the lake and spectacular mountains in the background.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Poprad

Poprad is conveniently located on the main railway corridor of Slovakia (connecting Kosice with Bratislava via Zilina and Trnava), in the Basin under Tatras, and is often considered a getaway to the Tatra mountains (with frequent train connections to the popular mountain resorts there). But the city itself, with a history reaching the 13th century, is worth your visit too.

The center of Poprad is really pleasant, with the beautifully restored main square (St. Egidius square) surrounded by Baroque and Classicist townhouses and with the 13th-century Church of St. Egidius.

The most interesting part of Poprad is the district Spišská Sobota that in the past used to be a separate city. That’s where you will find most of Poprad’s historic monuments, including a well-preserved center.

Poprad is also known for its aquapark – Aqua City Poprad – where you can enjoy numerous indoor and outdoor pools, also in the wintertime. You can stay there at the highly-rated Aqua City Hotel with views over the Tatra Mountains.

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Spišské Podhradie

Spišské Podhradie is a small town packed with attractions, including two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that you don’t want to miss.

The biggest and most impressive one is the Spiš Castle towering above the area. It is one of the largest castle complexes in Europe, dating back to the 12th century, and even if it is mostly in ruins today it still takes your breath away with its magnitude. This is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Slovakia and it is popular for a reason – the grandness of the place really takes your breath away.

On the other side of the town, you will find Spišská Kapitula with a former monastery and St. Martin’s Cathedral from 1245. Spišské Podhradie itself is a sleepy yet nice town with a pretty town square (that is especially picturesque with the castle in the background).

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Levoča

The sleepy town of Levoča is home to numerous monuments and attractions, located mostly in the historic center surrounded by a well-preserved wall.

Inside the walls, it feels like time has stopped. Narrow streets with small, colorful houses led to the main square – Namestie Majstra Pavla – where you will find most of the attractions of Levoča.

The main one is St. James church dominating the surrounding. It might not look extraordinary from the outside but the interior is a real gem, with the incredible altar carved by Master Pavol of Levoča – the highest wooden altar in the world and the reason why the town was granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site title in 2009.

Another impressive building you won’t miss is the Renaissance Town Hall with the attached tower from the mid-17th century.

The Main Square itself is a really charming place with the most beautiful townhouses you can see in Levoča and some cafes and restaurants where you can sit down and enjoy the place.

On the hill above the town, you can visit the Basilica of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary from where you can also enjoy amazing views of Levoča and beyond.

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Spišská Nová Ves

Spišská Nová Ves is home to the highest church tower in Slovakia (86,6 meters) but the town located just at the edge of the Slovak Paradise has more to offer.

The center is really pleasant, focused around Letna and Zimna streets where you can find most of the city’s attractions, including the mentioned above church, the Reduta Theatre from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, Spiš Museum or the town hall.

places to visit in slovakia

Kežmarok

Kežmarok, a small town not far from the Tatra Mountains, is often overlooked by tourists yet it’s such an interesting destination. The town was founded in the 13th century and today you can find there numerous historical places dating back to the old times.

The biggest attraction of Kežmarok is probably the UNESCO-listed wooden articular church, built by the local Lutherans in 1717. Other places worth visiting in the town include the 15th-century castle (that was later on rebuilt a few times), the Basilica of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross from the 13th century, and the remnants of the medieval city walls.

Kežmarok is also a very pleasant town with a charming center and beautiful views of the nearby Tatra Mountains.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Stará Ľubovňa

A small town located right at the border with Poland, known especially for the impressive ruins of the 14th-century castle. Just below it, you can find the open-air folk museum with wooden architecture from the region: houses, a church, a mill, and more – most of them come from the 19th or early 20th century.

Other interesting sights of Stará Ľubovňa include the Gothic 13th-century church and the medieval main square with Renaissance townhouses.

places to visit in slovakia

Trencin

When going by train from Bratislava towards northern Slovakia you will notice a magnificent castle towering over the surroundings some 1,5 hours into your journey. That’s Trencin castle, one of the most impressive places to visit in Slovakia.

The medieval castle is one of the largest in Slovakia and served as the seat of the royals already in the 11th century (and later was used by noble families). It is a bit of a climb to reach the castle but it is definitely worth the effort.

But the castle isn’t the only reason to visit Trencin. The city has a long history, with the first settlements here dating back to the 4th century BC – a reminder of how old the place is can be seen in a Roman inscription from the year 179.

The main square of Trencin, Mierové námestie, is a charming place lined with colorful townhouses, with the Holy Trinity Plague Column from 1712 right in the middle. For a great view of the city and the castle go up to the City Tower, at the edge of the Main Square.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Bojnice Castle

Bojnice Castle is yet another of Slovakia’s top places to visit and one of the oldest monuments in the country.

The Romanesque castle (with some Gothic and Renaissance elements) was originally built in the 12th century as a wooden fort. Over the years it has changed its look and eventually turned into a stunning romantic location at the end of the 19th century.

Since this is one of the most popular destinations in Slovakia it’s better to go to the castle outside of weekends.

Besides the castle, you can also visit the local zoo (the oldest one in Slovakia) as well as the park surrounding the castle, with one of the oldest trees in the country (some 700 years old King Matthias Linden Tree).

places to visit in slovakia

Piestany

Piestany, known also as “Queen of the spa towns“, is one of the most popular spa towns in Slovakia, located some 80km north of Bratislava.

The center of the town is Spa Island with numerous curing houses, swimming pools, natural springs, and fountains. It’s a perfect place to visit if you want to relax a bit and enjoy a laid-back atmosphere that you can find only in spa towns.

places to visit in slovakia

Zilina

Zilina, the fourth-largest city in Slovakia and an important transport hub in the country, is located near the border with the Czech Republic and Poland and is yet another Slovak city with long and interesting history, dating back to the early 13th century.

The historic center might be small but it’s really pretty. The heart of it is Mariánske námestie – a former marketplace that is now surrounded by Renaissance and Baroque townhouses with arcade-covered passages that hide a few restaurants and cafes.

The most iconic monument of Zilina is Holy Trinity Cathedral, with its origins in the 15th century. A short walk away from the center you can also visit the Budatín Castle, originally built in the 13th century.

Zilina is also a good getaway to explore more of northwest Slovakia.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Čičmany

Čičmany, a small village located some 170 km north of Bratislava, is among the most unique Slovakia attractions and one of the few intact folk villages in Central Europe. What makes it so special are the original log houses with the typical white ornamentation.

The painting started in the 19th century but the beautiful decor you can see today was added after the 1921 fire. There were added to the buildings not only for decorative reasons but mostly to protect the logs from the sun’s rays.

As a result, the village is such a beautiful gem! All 136 historical houses in Čičmany are now protected monuments. Among them, the most valuable ones are the Radenov dom and the neighboring Gregorov dom.

places to visit in slovakia

Banska Stiavnica

Banska Stiavnica is probably the prettiest and most charming town you can visit in Slovakia, appreciated by UNESCO which included the place on the World Heritage List in 1993.

Dating back to the Middle Ages, Banska Stiavnica is among the oldest and most important historical mining towns in Europe. With the picturesque location, hidden in the valley and surrounded by gently rolling hills, the town looks unreal, like taken straight from a fairy tale.

For such a small town, the place is packed with attractions. You will find there numerous archeological sites connected with the old mining traditions, as well as a beautiful center with two castles, a few churches, and the heart of the town – the Holy Trinity Square.

Wandering around winding, cobbled lanes, and admiring colorful houses and churches towering above the city are the main reason why it’s so easy to fall for Banska Stiavnica.

If you have time you can also go hiking in the surrounding hills, it takes only a short walk from the center to get to nature. You might also stumble across some old mining remnants on the hills around the town.


Read more about Banska Stiavnica in my article: Banska Stiavnica – one of the most beautiful towns in Europe

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Kremnica

Nestled between lush hills in Central Slovakia, Kremnica is yet another charming town with an old mining history dating back to the 10th century. The place is known mostly for gold mines as well as the oldest still-operating mint in the world.

The old town is well-preserved and full of old historical buildings even from medieval times. The biggest attraction of Kremnica is the castle from the 13th century with double defensive walls – a unique example of the fortification system in Central Europe.

The heart of the city is the main square with the impressive Baroque plague column from 1765. The local Gothic Church of St. Catherine dominates the area, this is also where you can attend the popular European Organ Festival.

places to visit in slovakia

Banska Bystrica

Banska Bystrica, the sixth-largest city in Slovakia, is located right in the center of the country, surrounded by mountains (including a few national parks). The place was built as a Slavic settlement in the 12th century but the first traces here date back to the Stone Age.

This is yet another pleasant Slovak city with charming Main Square surrounded by numerous historical monuments: the Town Hall, remnants of the castle, Central Slovakia Museum, or the Marian`s Pillar from the beginning of the 18th century.

Banska Bystrica is also home to the most impressive brutalist structure in Slovakia that is home to the Slovak National Uprising Memorial – a concrete bowl-shaped building from 1969.

In the summertime, the city is alive until late at night and it is a pure pleasure to be here and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Špania Dolina

Located only a few kilometers outside of Banska Bystrica, Špania Dolina is a former mining town where it seems like time has stopped. It is also one of the most picturesque places to visit in Slovakia, hidden in the valley surrounded by rolling hills of the Low Tatras mountains.

The place has a long tradition of mining, for centuries, until 1888, copper and silver ores were exploited here. Today Špania Dolina is a sleepy village with only a handful of houses, many of them from the 19th century, as well as the church of Conversion of the Lord that you can see in the majority of pictures.

The place is also a good starting point for numerous hikes around that would take you through pristine mountains where you can also find mining remnants from the old times.

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Low Tatras Mountains

Another perfect alternative to the High Tatras is the Low Tatras range, with the highest peak Ďumbier (2042 meters above sea level). The Low Tatras National Park is the largest national park in Slovakia, popular among tourists who enjoy hiking.

There are over a thousand kilometers of hiking trails here, the most popular ones are near Demänovská dolina. Besides hiking, you can also visit some amazing caves here, such as Demänovská Cave of Liberty, Demänovská Ice Cave, and Važecká Cave.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Vlkolinec

Vlkolinec is yet another old folk village that remained intact until today and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (granted this title for the traditional features of a Central European village).

It was first mentioned in 1376 and slowly developed over the centuries until part of the village was burnt down by Nazis during World War 2. What remained is a perfect example of the typical Slovak secluded mountainous settlement.

Today the folk village consists of 43 houses (you can visit two of them inside) as well as a church and a school, most of the buildings date back to the 19th century. Vlkolinec is located just south of Ružomberok, you can get to the village by car or by one of the hiking trails.

places to visit in slovakia

Liptovský Mikuláš

The city is mostly known as the getaway to the surrounding Tatra Mountains (both High and Low) but it’s worth stopping here too.

Liptovský Mikuláš was founded in medieval times and today you can visit here a pleasant center with historical monuments such as the Gothic Church of Saint Nicolaus (the oldest monument in the city), a beautiful synagogue, and a few interesting museums.

places to visit in slovakia

Orava Castle

Orava Castle is one of the most impressive castles in Slovakia.

Located in the northern part of the country, not far from the border with Poland, on the high rock above the Orava river the castle was first mentioned in the 13th century as a royal property. Over the years it used to belong to numerous noble families.

Today you can visit the castle, including the interiors that are a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Romanticism styles. Orava Castle has been also a popular filming location for many movies, including “Nosferatu” from 1922.

places to visit in slovakia

Fatra Mountains

If you enjoy hiking but are looking for a good alternative to the Tatra Mountains – Fatra Mountains might be a good option. There are actually two Fatra mountain ranges: Great Fatra (Veľká Fatra) and Little Fatra (Malá Fatra) and they are less touristy and much easier to hike in than Tatras, a perfect place for less experienced tourists.

Most of the area is covered in forest but once you get to the upper parts of the mountains the views are really splendid. The highest peak is Veľký Kriváň (1,709 meters above sea level), located in Little Fatra range.

places to visit in slovakia

UNESCO-listed wooden churches

In the northern part of Slovakia, you will find nine historic Carpathian Wooden Churches that were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.

They were built between the 16th and 18th centuries and include Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Greek Catholic churches. UNESCO awarded these historic structures as “good examples of a rich local tradition of religious architecture, marked by the meeting of Latin and Byzantine cultures”.

You can find the churches in Hervartov, Tvrdošín, Kežmarok, Leštiny, Hronsek, Bodružal, Ladomirová, and Ruská Bystrá. Each and every one of them is beautiful and definitely worth visiting.

Besides UNESCO-listed churches, you can find around 50 other old wooden churches in Slovakia, mostly in its northeast part near the border with Poland.

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Domica Cave

Domica Cave, located right at the border of Slovakia and Hungary, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest cave in the Slovak Karst region, part of the 25 km long cave system (most of it lies in Hungary, though).

The over 5 km long cave was discovered in 1932 and today you can visit a big part of it (around 1600 meters). During your visit, you will also take the boat tour on the underground river Styx.

places to visit in slovakia

Medzilaborce

Medzilaborce might not be the most exciting place to visit in Slovakia but there is one solid reason to go there, especially for fans of art. Even is he was born in the US, Andy Warhol’s family originally came from the Medzilaborce region.

Since 1991 the town has been home to the only European museum dedicated to the famous artist and his works as well as modern art.

places to visit in slovakia

Poloniny National Park

Located in the very northeast of Slovakia, right at the border with Poland and Ukraine, Poloniny National Park is a truly off-the-path place to visit. It focuses on the Bukovské vrchy mountains, with the highest peak Kremenec (1221 meters above sea level).

This is a perfect area for hiking or cross country skiing in winter, you will also find some beautiful wooden churches there.

Parts of the Poloniny National Park are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians.

places to visit in slovakia

Wine regions

It might be a surprise to many by Slovakia has a long wine tradition, dating back to medieval times. The local wine isn’t widely recognized internationally (yet) but it has a strong position within Slovakia and neighboring countries.

You can find six wine regions in the country, all of them located in the southern part of Slovakia.

The most popular one, easily reachable from Bratislava, is the Little Carpathians Wine Region where, besides numerous family-owned wine cellars, you can also visit old royal towns, such as Svätý Jur, Pezinok, or Modra. The best time to visit the region is during Wine Cellars Open Day, happening twice a year, in May and November.

On the other side of the country, not far from Kosice, you will find the Tokaj region (usually associated with Hungary since its larger part lies there).

places to visit in slovakia

places to visit in slovakia

Travel Resources

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I recommend joining organized tours to get to know the place better and to visit more places during your trip. You can find a great selection of tours at Get Your Guide – click here.

Make sure to have the offline map always installed on your phone, they can save you so many troubles. I always use the free app Maps.Me.


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    Valentin
    03/04/2022 at 17:21

    That is a great list of most beautifull places in Slovakia.
    But it is easily to add many more interesting places. I will suggest some of them.
    Lakes: Sun lakes (near Senec), Zemplinska Širava, Liptovska Mara (both artificial lakes).
    Towns: Skalica, Kysucke Nove Mesto, Prešov, Rožnava, Senec, Zvolen, Humenne, Levice, Hlohovec, Galanta. Brezova pod Bradlom,
    Castles: Červeny Kamen, Betliar, Snina, Slovenska Lupča, Oponice, Budmerice
    Castle ruins: Beckov, Čachtice, Branč, Jasenov, Považsky, Brekov, Divin (not Devin, but there is also Divin), Šašov, Lietava, Likava, Plavecky, Pajštun, Tematin, Čabrad, Revište, Šomoška, Filakovo, Kapušany, Šariš, Slanec.
    Caves: Gombasek, Driny, Ochtina Aragonit.
    Ski resorts: Donovaly, Zuberec, Oščadnica
    Open air museums: Svidnik, Zuberec.
    I have been to all of these places and they are all nice.

    • Reply
      kami
      05/04/2022 at 08:10

      Thanks. I know many of the places you’ve mentioned but it’s impossible to list them all and I’ve decided to focus only on the best ones. But hopefully your comment will be an inspiration to others. Thanks again.

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