CITIES OF SLOVAKIA.
The capital city of Bratislava was founded in 907. Of the sights, it is worth seeing the old town hall built in the 13th century, the Cathedral of St. Martin, where the coronations of kings took place, the Primate’s Palace with the Mirror Hall, the Roland Fountain on the main square, the Royal Chambers, the Church of the Holy Trinity, the Bratislava Castle Castle, the Presidential Palace and take a walk along garden of Jank Kralj.
The museums of the capital are interesting – the Slovak National Gallery, the Municipal Museum, the Museum of Folk Music, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Wine Museum, the Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum.
According to Top-mba-universities, Zilina is the third largest city in Slovakia. It was founded in the 13th century. The city is quite provincial, but the main square – Marianske estate – with a church, is not inferior in beauty to the buildings of Bratislava.
The capital of Eastern Slovakia is the city of Kosice . Historical buildings such as the Gothic Cathedral of St. Elizabeth, City Hall, St. Michael’s Church, Urban’s Tower, the Plague Column and the city theater building with a musical fountain in front of the entrance are very popular among tourists.
Small towns in Slovakia are also full of architectural monuments. In Kremnica, which is considered the geographical center of Europe, there is a baroque monument and a castle, in Banska Stiavnica – a geological museum, Bardejov completely built up with medieval houses, and in Komárno (the center of the Hungarian community) the old fort, the church of St. Andrew, the city hall and the Danube Museum are of interest.
In Western Slovakia, on the territory of the ancient city of Trencin, there was once a Roman camp. From those times, the “Well of Love” 70 m deep has remained here, on the walls of which there is an inscription about the victory of the second Roman legion over the Germanic tribes. In the resort area of Bardejovske Kupele there is an open-air ethnographic museum Šarišské.
Medieval castles from the era of brave knights and royal balls have been preserved in Slovakia. Bojnice Castle is located 3 km from Bratislava. Fairy tales such as “The Snow Queen” are played here at Christmas. Every year at the end of spring, the castle hosts the Festival of Spirits and Ghosts. Krasna Gorka Castle is interesting 70 km from Kosice. Spissky Grad is the largest castle in Slovakia. It was founded in 1209, but later burned down, now a tower, a chapel and a palace stand in its place. Not far from this castle, costumed jousting tournaments are often held with all the attributes of that time – armor, spears, heralds. 10 km from the center of Bratislava is Devin Castle, which was a Roman outpost.
It is also worth visiting the castles of Orava, Zborov, Trencin, Kežmarok, Kremnica, Zvolen, Smolenitsky, Cherveny Kamen, the ruins of the Levin fortress and the Beckov castle.
Only in There are about 12 caves in Bratislava, in total there are about 4 thousand of them in the country. Slovak caves are limestone and ice, they are a system of corridors with overgrown stalactites and stalagmites. Worth visiting are the Demänovská cave system on the northern side of the Low Tatras, the Belianska Caves, the Bistrianske and Harmanechska Caves, the Važechka Cave, the Dobšinsk Ice Cave, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Gombaszechska, Jasovska, Domica Caves and the Ochtinska Cave near Košice, as well as the Drina Cave.
This tourist route passes through the Lesser Carpathian region of Slovakia and includes visits to such settlements as Vainory, Racha, Frankovka, St. Jur, Slovensky Grob, Pezinok and Modra. During the trip, you will visit the vineyards, get acquainted with the technology of wine production, go down to the wine cellars and taste popular varieties of Slovak wines.
Jasna is the most famous resort in the Low Tatras. It annually hosts major national and international competitions in alpine skiing, included in the calendar of the European Cup. It is located in the central part of Slovakia at the northern foot of the Chopok mountain, in the Demyanovska valley. Chopok is the second highest peak in the Low Tatras (2024 m).
There are 22 lifts in Jasna with a total capacity of 11,800 people per hour; of which – 7 suspended chairlifts, 1 cabin cableway and 14 ski lifts. Altitudes in the ski area vary from 950 to 2024 m, the length of the pistes – from 700 to 3100 m. The resort offers 5 black, 7 red and 6 blue pistes. In addition, there are tracks for children, toboggan runs, snowboard, freeride, jump tracks, many rails and obstacles for jibbing, and with good snow cover, a half-pipe is built. Ski slopes in the central part of the resort are equipped with an artificial snow system, which ensures a constant level of snow cover. Night skiing trails are open from 18:00 to 20:00.
An important addition to the excellent skiing in Jasna is the high level of service in hotels and developed tourism infrastructure. The resort has bars, restaurants, discos; Here you can play billiards, table tennis, use the services of a gym or swimming pool.