The best places to see in Slovakia
Slovakia is a fairly small country. What is a pity on one hand, but on the other hand, you can explore it in couple of days and visit all of the most impressive places.
The capital city. It´s a fairly small capital city, with about 500 thousand inhabitants. My most favourite part (and of the majority of people as well) is the Old Town, because of the old and narrow streets with lot of cafes and restaurants. The ideal summer evening looks like this: First, walk through the Old Town, followed by a drink or dinner on one of the numerous terraces.
The ideal location of Bratislava, atracts people for thousands of years. First proven inhabitants of the city were Celts. They came here about 5000 thousand b.c. and were living on the hill, where the Bratislava castle was built. Since then a lot of happened and that´s why Bratislava has a rich history.
2 THE HIGH TATRAS
The smallest mountains with alpine character in the world. We are lucky to have them. With 25 peaks over 2500m high, it´s a paradise for hikers. You can do easy walks as well as really tough hikes, led by the mountain guides.
3 SPIŠ REGION
Spiš region – the region of UNESCO World Heritage. Several sites in Spiš region are part of UNESCO. For example as the Spiš castle, the biggest one in Slovakia, the medieval town Levoča, or a wooden church in Kežmarok.
Apart of sightseeing, you can also do some great hiking in the Slovak Paradise. The hikes follow a system of ladders, catwalks and bridges past waterfalls and lush vegetation in the park’s remarkable gorges.
4 BANSKÁ ŠTIAVNICA
Another medieval town, that is part of UNESCO nowadays. In the past, it was one of the wealthiest towns of Austro-Hungarian Empire, thanks to mining of gold and silver. From 13th till 18th century, the majority of silver and gold was coming from the mines of Banská Štiavnica. The town is situated in nature, surrounded by hills and greenery. During the day you can go for a hike to the hill Sitno and in the evening you can try a beer made in local brewery. On the other day you can visit a former mine and then visit the castle in the town.