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ARE YOU STAYING IN SELF-QUARANTINE AND LOOKING FOR SOME INSPIRATION? DO YOU LIKE TO DISCOVER NEW PLACES?

Escape reality for a little whileand explore Slovakia and its regions through the eyes of our journalists. They have visited almost every corner of the country, contributing to more than 10 travel guides within our Spectacular Slovakia series - available at a 20-percent discount during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hundreds of photos, local tips and real, emotive stories will lead you around Bratislava, the Tatras, Trnava, and many other places. We have unexpected travel tips so you may visit, on a virtual basis, many undiscovered places. Our guides include 3D maps, aerial drawings of historical monuments as well as answers to your many questions in travel feature stories.

You can opt for the countrywide travel guide – SLOVAKIA, but there are also several regional ones available. They give a detailed look at selected areas and cities. Therefore, we highly recommend enriching your library by purchasing our full range of travel guides. In addition to the original English-language travel guides, we offer bilingual guides as well as some in the Slovak and German languages.

We answer your questions: Why are there so many castles in Slovakia? Which wines can you taste only in Slovakia? What is special about mountain porters in the Tatras?...

We have unexpected travel tips for you: Find out where you can take a real natural bath, pet a bear, hikein the capital, hitch aa ride on a tank, explore an unknown cave, wander around a car factory, and descend into a mine...

The content of our travel guides is not just prepared from our desks. Editors go directly to the places they write about and look not only for attractions, but also for the stories of people, thanks to which you can discover the true face of Spectacular Slovakia.

To drive off the boredom you may be feeling nowadays, we've also selected some travel articles, podcasts and traveller's needs for you that you can find in the travel tips section on our website www.spectacularslovakia.sk .

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Slovakia's 'rare' fascist monuments escape wave of statue removals

As the world takes disputed statues down, locals in Rajec and Čakajovce are not bothered by 'rare' fascist statues.

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