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Tourist Attractions in Slovakia

The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Slovakia

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About Slovakia

The Slovak Republic is a small European country that is ready to offer tourists from all over the world its stunning nature, amazing mountains, and beautifully preserved architecture. It is a small country with a mild climate, thanks to which its tourist facilities are ready to welcome visitors all year round.

Slovakia’s beautifully preserved architecture is highly appreciated all over the world. The Spiš and Trenčianský Castles, the Vlkolínec Museum Village, as well as Bojnice Castle and Bratislava Castle are among the most visited sites in this country. The tangled streets of Bratislava’s Old Town harmonise with modern sites such as the SNP Bridge and its UFO-shaped observation deck.

Nature lovers can fully enjoy Slovakia’s unique landscapes, mountains and caves. Travellers who prefer a comfortable family holiday will surely appreciate the high standards of Slovak hotels. As a gift, travellers from the Slovak Republic usually bring crystal, national clothing items, Figaro chocolates and locally produced wines.

Top Cities to Visit in Slovakia

Top-21 Tourist Attractions in Slovakia

Old Town Bratislava

A cosy historic district, narrow streets and beautiful architecture – this is all Bratislava’s Old Town. Here you will find St Martin’s Cathedral, where the rulers of Hungary were crowned, as well as the Old Town Hall and Bratislava Castle. For those who like organised walks around the Old Town, there are tour buses.

Jasovská Cave

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Jasovská cave is the oldest accessible cave in Slovakia. Skeletons of extinct animals such as the cave bear and the cave hyena have been found here. The sightseeing tour of this stalactite cave lasts about 45 minutes and the tour route is over 700 metres long.
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Spiš Castle

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Spišský Hrad is the largest castle in Slovakia. It is listed as a national cultural monument and is also protected by UNESCO. Nowadays, the Spišský Hrad is home to a museum of medieval arms and armour. The history of the castle will be told to tourists by guides dressed as knights and princesses.
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Most SNP (UFO Tower)

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Bratislava’s highest observation deck, designed in the form of a UFO flying vehicle, is located 95 metres above the SNP bridge over the Danube. In the left pillar of this road bridge there is a lift that takes visitors to the observation deck. The UFO platform offers a magnificent view of the river and the city.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Spišská Sobota

Spišská Sobota, although it is an administrative part of the city of Poprada, is considered a town-reserve. The most important architectural monument here is the Church of St. Juraj, which dates back to the middle of the 13th century. Most of the dwellings were built in the 16th and 17th centuries, but they have been perfectly preserved to this day.


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The Tatralandia Aquapark is open to the public all year round and is located near the town of Lithuanian Mikulas. In addition to sea water, water from local thermal springs is used here, which makes a visit to Tatralandia not only pleasant but also healthy. Those who wish to stay for a few days can stay in a hotel complex near the water park.
Open time
Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Trenčín Castle

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One of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia is located on a steep cliff above the city of Trenčín. It dates back to the 11th century and has been rebuilt several times over the years. Nowadays, the castle houses a gun museum, a gallery of paintings and an exhibition of archaeological finds.
Open time
Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Bratislava’s main square also goes by the name of Market Square and is the true heart of the city. The local architecture seamlessly combines Baroque, Gothic and Classicism. It is home to the Old Town Hall, one of the oldest buildings in Bratislava. The Market Square is most colourful during the Christmas and Easter fairs.


The town of Bardejov, located at the foot of the mountains in the north-east of Slovakia, is rightly considered one of the most beautiful towns in this country. The local architectural monuments have been perfectly preserved, thanks to which the town has been awarded a UNESCO gold medal. There is a therapeutic water resort five kilometres from the town.

Hrad Devín

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At the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, on a 212-metre-high cliff are the picturesque ruins of Devin Castle, the first foundations of which were laid in the 9th century. Today you can see the historical exposition, explore the remains of the Roman fortress and visit the wine-growing village located right under the castle walls.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Skok Waterfall

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For those who like to relax from the hustle and bustle of the city, a walk to the Skok waterfall is a good idea. This picturesque place is located next to the Štrbské Pleso Lake, and specially marked hiking trails will help you get to the waterfall. This route is considered easy, but it is better to wear sports shoes.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

The Blue Church - Church of St. Elizabeth

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The Church of St Elisabeth is an unusually beautiful Art Nouveau Catholic church. Eden Lechner’s creation was consecrated in 1913 and is still in use today. The amazing architecture and unusual colour of this church attracts many visitors.
Open time
Monday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Thursday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Friday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 6:30 – 7:30 AM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Banská Štiavnica

Banska Stiavnica was once a mining town where gold, precious stones and silver were mined instead of coal. Today the town is famous for the architecture of the Old and New Castle, St Katerina Church and one of the largest Plague Columns in Europe. Banska Štiavnica is also home to an open-air mining museum.

Tatra National Park

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The Tatras is the oldest and most famous national park in Slovakia. It is located in the north of the country and offers its visitors about 600 kilometres of hiking trails. In the Tatra Park there are several waterfalls and many lakes. Both animals and plants are protected here.

Castle of Spirits (Bojnice Castle)

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Bojnice Castle is located in the town of the same name and is one of the most valuable and oldest buildings in Slovakia. The first documents mentioning Bojnice Castle date back to the 12th century. It is also known as the Haunted Castle because of its countless legends. The International Festival of Spirits and Ghosts is held here in May.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Bratislava Castle

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One of the most notable attractions in Slovakia’s capital is Bratislava Castle. This monumental structure hosts many historical and archaeological exhibitions throughout the year. Bratislava Castle can be reached by public transport or on foot from almost anywhere in the capital.

Dobšinská Ice Cave

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The Dobrzynska Ice Cave is on the UNESCO Heritage List, and due to its impressive size it is also the largest ice cave in Europe. The viewing trail is about 500 metres long and the tour lasts approximately 30 minutes. Even in summer, the cave remains at minus temperatures.
Open time
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM

St. Martin's Cathedral

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The Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, which dates back to the 8th century, is now a Slovak national cultural monument. In 1884, the famous composer Franz Liszt played his Coronation Mass here, and a monument to him is located near the church. The underground crypt of the cathedral is open to tourists all year round.
Open time
Monday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM


In the eastern part of Slovakia lies the town of Levoca, valued by tourists for its rich history and beautifully preserved ancient buildings. The parish Roman Catholic Church of St. Jakub built in the 14th century, the 16th century Town Hall and the Renaissance Turzov House are among the most visited places in the town.

Vlkolínec (UNESCO)

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A place undisturbed by modern buildings and a beautiful pristine example of Carpathian architecture is the museum village of Vlkolinets. The village consists of two streets and 45 wooden houses, and the population of Vlkolinets is 35 inhabitants. The most convenient way to get to this village is from Ružomberok.
Open time
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours

Štrbské Pleso

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The extraordinarily beautiful Lake Strbske Pleso is located in the High Tatras. There are many hotels here, as well as several sanatoria. Lake Štrbske Pleso is home to the highest ski resort in Slovakia. Hiking enthusiasts will enjoy the local organised hiking trails.