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Tourism and travel in Slovakia

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 Spectacular Slovakia travel guide.

Brestovská jaskyňa cave has attracted great interest since the very beginningPhoto

In the first year of being opened to public, the cave in Orava attracted thousands of visitors. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Sep 2017, at 15:42

Brestovksá jaskyňa cave, opened to public in 2016.

Košice offers games with virtual penguinsPhoto

The Botanical Garden in Košice opens new exhibition on Antarctica. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Sep 2017, at 13:03

Illustrative stock photo

Franciscan garden opens for the public

Garden was closed for years. Compiled by Spectator staff ,19. Sep 2017, at 14:26

The Franciscan garden

Šaštín: 40,000 attend the national pilgrimage on Our Lady of Seven SorrowsPhoto

On the national holiday of the patron saint of Slovakia around 40,000 people attended the national pilgrimage to the basilica dedicated to her. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Sep 2017, at 15:18

The national pilgrimage in Śaštín, September 15.

Small-Carpathian express takes tourists around the regionPhoto

The bus runs during weekends and holiday days from Bratislava to Budmerice until Christmas Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Sep 2017, at 23:11

Račkova Dolina valley has got six wooden statues, 4 metres tall

Near the municipality of Pribylina, a tourist attraction and art have been combined by local hoteliers and volunteers. Compiled by Spectator staff ,14. Sep 2017, at 15:22

One of the first "drevuljaks" in Račkova Dolina valley.

A historical train may connect Košice and Tokaj in Hungary

Experiences show that historical train rides are popular abroad. Compiled by Spectator staff ,13. Sep 2017, at 14:18

Observation tower in Malá Tŕňa

Wooden churches in one placePhoto

Prešov Region wants to invest more into religious tourism. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Sep 2017, at 14:22

The miniatures in Lutina

Museum of vintage mobiles in Dobšiná attracts foreign mediaPhoto

A young man began collecting old mobile phones two years ago. Today, 1,500 models constitute a true museum of vintage mobile phones. Compiled by Spectator staff ,11. Sep 2017, at 14:06

Štefan Polgári in his Museum of Vinatge Mobile Phones, Dobšiná

Spectacular Slovakia: Bardejov’s old synagogue on filmVideo

The synagogue is one of only two surviving nine-bay synagogues in Slovakia. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Sep 2017, at 9:30

Almost nothing recalls legendary Pressburg archivist in BratislavaPhoto

Archivist and art lover Ján Batka was a friend of Franz Liszt and discovered sculptor Ján Fadrusz Jana Liptáková ,8. Sep 2017, at 15:52

Ján Batka at the exhibition on Rudnayovo Square.

Limes Day 2017 revives Roman history in Bratislava

The 20th year of the Roman games, or Limes Day, lures visitors to a borough on the outskirts of Bratislava where antique findings prove the existence of an ancient settlement. Compiled by Spectator staff ,7. Sep 2017, at 16:22

Limes Day, Roman games in Gerulata 2011

Stará Ľubovňa Castle reveals new secretsVideo

Research continues at the site of the former military barracks. Compiled by Spectator staff ,6. Sep 2017, at 14:30

Stará Ľubovňa Castle and the nearby open-air museum

New extreme sports hall opens in BratislavaVideo

A new multifunctional hall is meant to improve sporting opportunities in the capital and its surroundings. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Sep 2017, at 14:56

The Accidental Hotelier

Blog: Running a business in Slovakia is not for the faint of heart

If you are a foreigner with limited Slovak proficiency, limited knowledge of Slovak law, and want to run a business, you should consider following my lead.Thom Kolton5. Sep 2017, at 13:46

Running a business in Slovakia is complicated and frustrating.

Spa town has new attraction: a tree-housePhoto

A romantic tree-house with an area of 33 square metres lies close to Spa Park on a hiking route. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Sep 2017, at 14:11

The tree-house near Spa Park in Trenčianske Teplice

Nitra has its Hidepark tooPhoto

Looking for a place off the beaten track in Nitra? One of the city’s hidden places has grown into a community centre.Peter Dlhopolec1. Sep 2017, at 7:35

Spectacular Slovakia: Slovenská Ľupča Castle on filmVideo

Learn about both the historical and present-day Slovenská Ľupča Castle on video. Compiled by Spectator staff ,1. Sep 2017, at 6:30

Modra wine fest will focus around historical town-hallPhoto

The traditional annual wine-harvesting feast, called “vinobranie” in Slovak, will be centred around the courtyard of the historical town-hall.31. Aug 2017, at 16:06

The grapes harvest of September 23, 1945 in Modra

Mining history shown in small museum in Zlatá IdkaPhoto

Small municipal museum inside a bell tower. Compiled by Spectator staff ,30. Aug 2017, at 14:52

Museum of mining in ZLatá Idka (L).

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