Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Spiš Castle among top 500 ultimate bucket list destinations

THE SPIŠ Castle, situated in northern Slovakia, was listed among the 500 best places to see on the planet which should be part of the bucket list for every type of traveller created by Lonely Planet’s globetrotting community of staff and writers.

Spiš Castle is impressive from the air as well as from the ground.(Source: Fly Media)

In the “Ultimate Travelist”, Lonely Planet’s team of travel experts and authors on the ground rated the world’s best mega-sights and hidden gems, bringing together what they believe to be the 500 best places to visit in the world, the company reported on its website.

The list is topped by the Temples of Angkor in Cambodia, followed by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and Machu Picchu in Peru.

Aside from the best-of list regulars, culled from UNESCO’s World Heritage roster or Lonely Planet’s own country-by-country highlights, there are a few surprises. The top 20 list, for example, includes Tasmania’s Museum of Modern and Old Art and Fez’s Medina, rubbing shoulders with travel titans such as the Grand Canyon and the Taj Mahal, the CNN.com website reported.

“This book has been years in the making and brings together the most compelling places in the world according to our team of globetrotting travel experts,” said Tom Hall, editorial director of Lonely Planet, as quoted on the website of Lonely Planet. “Every traveller has got a list of places they simply have to see – places heard about, read about or dreamed about. Of course, what makes somewhere special is different for everyone and we’d love to hear about other people’s top spots. But this is our definitive list. And one we hope will inspire many other travel wish lists.”

Topic: Tourism and travel in Slovakia


Top stories

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.

No fees bring higher summer roaming

EU regulation raises the volume of roaming calls and data with Slovak mobile operators .

People should pay attention on used data abroad.

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness