Welcome to Slovakia
The Slovak Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The terrain is high in the north and low in the south, with beautiful scenery, pleasant climate, many historical and cultural attractions, and rich tourism resources.
In addition, Slovakia is one of the countries with the largest number of castles in the world, with everything from ancient castle ruins to well-preserved museum collections. Slovakia has 9 national parks, among which the High Tatras Sudeten National Park is the most famous. Nature has bestowed upon Slovakia, making it a paradise for hiking and trekking.
Slovak cuisine is quite rich. Traditional Slovak dishes include mushroom soup, cabbage soup and bean soup. The roast pork, pasta with feta and soy sauce, feta and potato gnocchi are very distinctive local delicacies. The capital Bratislava is home to restaurants from all over the world, including Israeli Kosher restaurants, French restaurants, Swedish cafeterias, and more.
It borders the Czech Republic to the northwest, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east, Hungary to the south, and Austria to the southwest. It is known as the "Heart of Europe".
The special geographical location has made Slovakia a battleground for military strategists since ancient times. It was once the central part of the Kingdom of Satsuma and Great Moravia. When the Ottoman Turkey invaded Hungary, Slovakia once became a European fortress conflict point between Turkey and Vienna.
Best Places to Visit in Slovakia
- 1 Bratislava The nation’s capital and largest city
- 2 High Tatras The tallest mountains for hiking and rock climbing
- 3 Banska Stiavnica A magnificent historic center with churches, palaces, and museums
- 4 Spis Castle One of the largest castle complexes in the whole of Central Europe
- 5 Levoca Lined with beautiful old townhouses
- 6 Kosice Slovakia’s second-largest cityy
- 7 Slovak Paradise National Park A breathtakingly beautiful part of the country to explore
- 8 Bardejov Famous for the well-preserved medieval town
- 9 Vlkolinec One of the only remaining folk villages
- 10 Orava Castle One of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia
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Highlights of Slovakia
- #1 Mysterious old castle
Slovakia is one of the countries with the largest number of castles in the world. There are about 180 registered and protected castles and ruins. Most of these castles are built on easy-to-defend and hard-to-attack rocks and have ancient myths and legends. The remains of Spis Castle, once a majestic Romanesque military fortress, Orava Castle, located on the top of a 112-meter-high rock, is a noble mansion that has changed hands many times, and Bojnice Castle is full of fairy tales. , Is the prototype of the legendary Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland. Within a year, Slovak castles will host various events and special festivals, allowing you to travel back to the Middle Ages.
- #2 Rustic wooden church
Wooden churches are mostly distributed in eastern Slovakia, including precious ancient books of various scales such as the Slovak Orthodox Church, Catholicism and Protestantism. These churches have simple architectural styles and are in harmony with the natural landscape. Some churches do not even use nails or any metal materials, decorated with precious pictures and altars.
- #3 The vast expanse of natural scenery
Slovakia has become a paradise for mountain climbers and nature lovers because of its quiet and unsculpted natural scenery. There are 9 national parks in Slovakia. You can climb the mountains and admire the protected flora and fauna all the way. Caves are also a good place for adventure lovers. Slovakia has a vast karst terrain, with rare rock caves and glacial caves. Among them, the Dopatsinski Ice Cave and the Slovak Karst Cave are included in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List.