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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.

The prettiest castle in Slovakia (from our archive)

A fairy-tale castle with peach-coloured outer walls and impressive neo-gothic turrets, Bojnice castle is a Slovak jewel.Chris Togneri, 7. Jul 2020, at 6:02

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Lingering in memory: Levice castle and its surroundings

Discover a unique castle, a water mill, the great wall of Slovakia or rocky dwellings.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková6. Jul 2020, at 12:00

Levice Castle
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New murals in Prievidza will transport its inhabitants to the past

Artist from Handlová started to paint pictures based on period photos on a block of flats in Zapotôčky four years ago.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Jul 2020, at 9:30

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Roundup: Bees housed on Bratislava roof; Hossa becomes a living legend

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Jul 2020, at 6:35

Beekeeper Róbert Kňažko looks after bees on a Bratislava roof in late June of 2020
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Slovakia has one of the richest collections of gothic art in Europe

The excellence of the preserved buildings is evident in the number of surviving works of art, winged altars, sculptures and the murals and architectureMichaela Pastorová2. Jul 2020, at 15:25

The gothic church in Štítnik boasts exceptional interior.
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Short trip from Košice: Cool down near waterfalls

Cascade Hájska valley is part of Slovak Karst National Park.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. Jul 2020, at 13:57

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Season in the High Tatras in full swing

Boating in Štrbské Pleso is ready, cable cars are operating, hiking trails are open.Compiled by Spectator staff, 30. Jun 2020, at 14:09

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Thank heavens for Trenčín (from our archive)

The prettiest of Slovakia’s big cities is home to the grandest castle in the country.Chris Togneri, 30. Jun 2020, at 6:02

Trenčín in 2002

Watch a painting change in front of your eyes at Tricklandia in the High Tatras

Slovak artist Miroslav Matuščin is behind the new exhibition.Compiled by Spectator staff, 29. Jun 2020, at 13:34

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New tourist attraction in Jelšava, a 7.5-kilometre route for scooters

The route begins in the Hrádok saddle above the town and it leads through a paved forest road.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Jun 2020, at 9:30

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Roundup: Bratislava opens its beach; throwback to the 1955 Spartakiad

Read this week’s overview of culture and travel stories from Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Jun 2020, at 7:30

Tyršák Beach, named after Czech art historian Miroslav Tyrš, is opened in Bratislava on June 19, 2020
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Searching for some hidden millions: Where to find the most valuable art in Slovakia

In Slovak galleries you can view noble art and interact with modern technologies.Zuzana Vilikovská, 25. Jun 2020, at 11:32

 Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
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Quizcast: Which health spa provides a bath in a cave?

It’s time to test how much you know about Slovak regions.Peter Dlhopolec, 24. Jun 2020, at 17:00

The umbrellas returned to Bratislava in May 2020, making the capital even more artistic.
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Town of Ružomberok issues passport for tourists

Discover all the interesting places in the vicinity of Ružomberok.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Jun 2020, at 13:26

Bohemia boat at Domaša, summer season begins

Bohemia plans five educative cruises a day. Travellers may learn the history of the water dam and water travel in Domaša during the cruise.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jun 2020, at 13:25

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Presidential treatment (from our archives)

The manor house where all the most important Czechoslovak figures stayed.Chris Togneri, 23. Jun 2020, at 6:02

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Many shades of green and of bravery: Veľká Javorina

The summit of the highest peek in the White Carpathians is decorated with the cult television and radio broadcaster and the memorial stone.Gabriela Psotková, Valéria Polovková22. Jun 2020, at 12:25

Veľká Javorina
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Lovely villa in a charming spa town can be yours

This historic, centrally located property has a massive garden.22. Jun 2020, at 9:00

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Bratislava´s legendary café has returned

Štefánka is among the most famous of Bratislava's cafés due to its history and the level of services provided.22. Jun 2020, at 7:54