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Regularly updated information on travelling in Slovakia, including tips on the newest attractions and the traditional must-see sights. More information about travel in Slovakia can be found in our travel guides Spectacular Slovakia.

Špania Dolina: Cultural treasure

A hiker’s heaven and a show-case for folk architecture with well-preserved miners’ houses.Chris Togneri, 20. Oct 2020, at 1:53

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The best concert I have ever heard was in Bratislava, says Dutch ambassador

Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast cycles with Slovakia's mayors and loves the Slovak capital for its rich music history.Peter Dlhopolec, 19. Oct 2020, at 10:22

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok, centre, with the Embassy team, including Ambassador Henk Cor van der Kwast, left of the minister, on March 15, 2019.
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New educative path in the Low Tatras recalls its gold mining history

The mining settlement Magurka is the highest located settlement in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Oct 2020, at 9:30

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Tip for a trip: Reconstructed castle Vígľaš

It used to be a favourite place of monarchs.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Oct 2020, at 18:07

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New attraction in Gemer, glowing pliers as tribute to smiths

A new symbol of Hnúšťa’s history will soon have an honorary place.Marcela Ballová14. Oct 2020, at 12:03

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Banská Bystrica: Capital in spirit (from our archive)

A beautiful old town, majestic mountains and a war museum.Chris Togneri, 13. Oct 2020, at 1:22

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Lost and found: The ridge tour of the Malá Fatra Mountains

After losing sight of the marked trail, two adventurers discovered some beautiful and magical sites.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková12. Oct 2020, at 11:55

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I was struck by how multiethnic Bratislava is, a Canadian diplomat says

Slovakia’s history is a fascinating story, Canadian Chargé d’affaires John von Kaufmann adds.Peter Dlhopolec, 12. Oct 2020, at 10:38

Canadian Chargé d'affaires John von Kaufmann during a cycling trip to Devín Castle.
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New attraction near Rimavská Sobota, educative path leads to lookout tower

The local hill was an inspiration for Slovak poet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 10. Oct 2020, at 10:23

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Ground funicular railway from the High Tatras off for a cure in Switzerland

Tourists will use the ecological bus instead.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2020, at 16:29

Tip for trip: Wooden miniature church park

Many of these churches do not exist anymore.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Oct 2020, at 11:47

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Visitors of Trenčín Castle may see new premises. Southern fortification open

Almost 7,000 square metres of newly-accessible premises await tourists.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Oct 2020, at 11:52

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Slovakia: To the mountains (from our archive)

A weekend of hiking in the Malá Fatra mountains.Matt Reynolds, 6. Oct 2020, at 4:20

Skalnatá Cabin, High Tatras
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A UK diplomat's journey through 90s Bratislava: No malls, Blue Church and Freddie Mercury

UK Ambassador Nigel Baker reminisces about the nineties in Bratislava.Peter Dlhopolec, 5. Oct 2020, at 10:16

Nigel Baker was appointed British Ambassador to Slovakia in September 2020.
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New lookout tower in Kysuce and calvary officially open

Message for future generations was incorporated into the concrete box.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Oct 2020, at 9:30

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Tip for a trip: Lietava castle, a gem near Žilina

It is one of the largest ruins in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Oct 2020, at 18:10

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Tourists in the High Tatras mainly throw away plastic bottles and paper tissues

People from the initiative #niesomprasa (I'm Not a Pig) cleaned a route.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Sep 2020, at 11:49

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