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

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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.

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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.

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Without help, another COVID-19 wave could be the final nail in the coffin.

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