Slovakia is a dream destination for outdoor lovers. History buffs and foodies will be equally pleased to visit, however there is a wealth of opportunities to jump right into exploring and tasting delicacies when it comes to Slovakia tourism and travel options.
Whether, you are almost ready to go or just trying to get inspired, here is a list of top things to see and do in Slovakia.
Get Your Fill Of Fairy-tale Castles and Palaces
Slovakia is home for almost 100 castles. A popular filming stage for historical and fairy tale movies, the 12th century Bojnice castle started life as a fortress and over the centuries became stunning romanesque royal residence with Gothic and Renaissance touches. Bojnice is one of the most visited castles in Europe.
Another stunning example is the Neo – Gothic Orava Castle, considered one of the most beautiful castles in the country.
Many castles, palaces and manor houses in Slovakia allow overnight stays for an experience you will never forget and a chance to feel like royalty for a night.
Alpine Skiing With A Twist
With so many snow-covered peaks around, its no surprise that alpine surfing is very popular in Slovakia. In many ski resorts around the country, however, sports aficionados are combining their love for sliding down slopes with climbing up known as uphill skiing.
Both the low tatras and high tatras mountain ranges are popular skiing destinations. The largest ski resort in the country, with 49 kilometres of marked trails.
Also in High Tatras, Strbske Pleso is a popular destination for its night skiing and cross country trails.
Go Deep Into the Dobsiniska Ice Cave
Located near a mining town inside the Slovak Paradise area, the Dobsinska Ice Cave is a UNESCO Heritage site. Reaching the cave requires a hike up the hill to an altitude of over 900 meters, then a slow descent in the mountain itself.
As, the cave can be visited as a part of guided tour, you’re guaranteed to get a sight of most of the natural formations here, including semi-frozen waterfalls and colorful swirls of light on the icy walls.
Discover Nature At Slovak Paradise
The Slovak paradise National Park might not be the largest park in Slovakia, but it is certainly one of the most famous and at the top of the things to do while visiting the country. A whopping 19 nature reserves, over 350 caves and hundreds of canyons and gorges are located within the park.
Most visitors arrive here for the 300 kilometers of hiking trails, famous for their difficulty and rugged paths that often includes hanging bridges, ladders and plank walkways.
Walk The Streets Of Bratislava
Slovakia’s capital is a small city of just half a million residents, but that doesn’t, mean that there is not a lot to see and explore. In fact, Bratislava is well known as a great destination for art and history lovers, a great place for foodies to visit and a photographer’s dream.
The city is a home to two most prominent places, the Rocco Presidential Palace and the Primate’s Palace and its famous Hall of Mirrors. Sitting at the top of an isolated hill, the Bratislava Castle is the city’s most prominent site and one of the most visited attractions.
Indulge Your Taste Buds
Like its closest neighbors, Slovak cuisine relies heavily on just a few staples, potatoes , lots of cheese and dairy products, wild mushrooms and sauerkraut. Luckily for foodies, Slovak’s have figured out a way to combine these ingredients into something mouthwatering dishes.
So if potatoes sounds boring, don’t worry – here, you will get a chance to taste Bryndzove halusky and lokse.
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