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SLOVAKIA
Vacations and Sightseeing

Basic information
Official languageSlovak
CapitalBratislava
Area49.033 km²
Population5,464,257  (2021)
Currencyeuro  (EUR)
Web.sk
Code.SVK
Tel.+421

Cities in SLOVAKIA

Bratislava

Vacations and Sightseeing

The Slovak tourism industry has grown significantly since independence and is now an important source of income and employment. In the late 1990s, more than 600,000 tourists visited Slovakia every year. The main attractions are the historical towns and the many skiing opportunities.

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and worth a visit. The symbol of Bratislava is Bratislava Castle, which is situated on a hill by the Danube. The angular castle was built in the 15th century. The castle looks beautiful and the view of the city and the Danube from the fortress is breathtaking. The St. Elizabeth church is definitely worth visiting. The church is also called 'The Blue Church' because of the light blue colour of the prayer house. Many people find it a fairy-tale like building. Read more on the Bratislava page.

The High Tatras National Park is one of the most visited of all Slovak national parks. In the High Tatras you find the highest mountains in Slovakia, with heights up to 2,655 metres. In summer, you can choose from a large number of exciting hiking trails with magnificent views, unique flora and fauna and beautiful mountain lakes. There is a cable car up to Lomnicky, 2,634 m above sea level. Or you can enjoy swimming in one of the largest aqua parks in Central Europe, at the foot of the mountains. In winter, the park is a well-known ski destination with many ski lifts. The most visited ski area is Strbske Pleso.


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Last updated May 2024
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