Hospitality – Slovakian style
The young Slovak Republic gives visitors the chance to experience its historical places of interest, magnificent landscapes and fresh mountain.
The capital of the republic, Bratislava, is very popular with tourists. First of all, it is connected with the local architecture. The old town with its town halls, monasteries and cathedrals, brick roofs, castles and towers has its own unique image. It's worth visiting the historic centre of Bratislava, St. Martin's Cathedral and Castle Hrad, from where you can take in a bird's eye view of the Danube. In the city of Banská Bystrica, tourists admire the wonderfully preserved examples of Gothic architecture.
Popular places among travellers include the Slovak health resorts. In the mountains near the city of Bardejov there are 8 unique mineral springs, where, according to tourists, you can cure your illnesses. Your guide to the country will also offer you the chance to visit the ruins of Spiš Castle, the medieval Devín Castle, the Slovak Paradise National Park and the Chopok mountain peak.
Skiing fans can note down some of the many slopes on their map. The most famous resort in Slovakia is the Štrbské Pleso, standing at an altitude of 1,355 metres. However, Jasná ski resort was recognised as the best in Eastern Europe, having much more snow than any other slopes.
When getting around Slovakia, experienced travellers recommend high-speed trains and buses as the best mode of transport.
|The abbreviation of the country, ISO||SK|
|The country flag|
|Population, m people||5.40|