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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.

Bratislava city gates unsealed, summer tourist season kicks offPhoto

The symbolic unsealing and opening of the Bratislava city gates on April 21 officially kicked off the summer tourist season in the Slovak capital. Compiled by Spectator staff ,23. Apr 2018, at 16:38

Bratislava gates and summer tourist seaosn opened April 21.

Bratislava city days to open the 2018 tourist season this weekend

It's a tradition in the second half of April for the Slovak capital to offer a host of events and free admission to several venues. Compiled by Spectator staff ,18. Apr 2018, at 22:47

Bratislava City Days 2017

Bratislava is up to date with the WestPhoto

Tourists will find many examples that prove Bratislava is a modern capital, catching up fast with its western-European counterparts - and not just in the food industry.Dominika Koštialiková18. Apr 2018, at 14:20

Visualisation of the Sky Park project by Zaha Hadid in Bratislava.

Run for fun in Bratislava

Running enthusiasts have a plethora of opportunities for running in Slovakia’s capital, be it a daily run or a big running event. Michaela Terenzani ,17. Apr 2018, at 16:00

Start of the marathon was already crammed.

The Záhoráčik tourist train starts its second season

The train connecting the westernmost municipality in Slovakia with a tourist destination, both in the Záhorie region around the capital, will start operating by the end of April. Compiled by Spectator staff ,17. Apr 2018, at 13:37

Záhoráčik train will continue after a successful season also in 2018.

What prominent guests has the Carlton hotel hosted?

The regular guests of this Bratislava hotel included composer Franz List, while the American inventor Thomas Edison and the Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen also visited Jana Liptáková ,12. Apr 2018, at 19:15

The Carlton Hotel

The “train parade” lures locals and visitors to KošicePhoto

The 18th edition of the Rušňoparáda event hailing historical and modern trains presents the finest selection. Compiled by Spectator staff ,12. Apr 2018, at 13:44

Rušňoparáda 2017

New fashion map for Bratislava launched

Its authors are now working on a mobile app. Compiled by Spectator staff ,10. Apr 2018, at 22:39

Launching of the Bratislava Fashion Map 2018

Trnava opens a new cultural courtyardPhoto

The idea of the concept is to stop the trend of spending free time in shopping centres. Compiled by Spectator staff ,5. Apr 2018, at 14:02

Orava Castle is closed in April

Until the big festival in the end of April, Orava Castle is closed the whole month due to maintenance. Compiled by Spectator staff ,4. Apr 2018, at 13:57

Orava castle

Churches in “Slovakia's Rome” to open for touristsPhoto

Apart from harbouring believers, the churches in the city of Trnava will open for tourists in April. Compiled by Spectator staff ,3. Apr 2018, at 13:38

Trnava, St Nicolas' Basilica.

People can view Žilina from a new lookout towerPhoto

The 27.4-metre-high tower will be open year-round. Compiled by Spectator staff ,29. Mar 2018, at 13:03

The lookout tower on Dubeň hill.

Problems with the cycling route on the Danube embankmentPhoto

The river promenade between the Lafranconi and SNP Bridges is now a shared space zone Compiled by Spectator staff ,28. Mar 2018, at 18:26

Lines of cycling path painted out in black.

Beckov Castle open to public for Easter celebrationsPhoto

On Easter weekend, Beckov will be open to the public, offering an Easter egg hunt, traditional crafts, and more.28. Mar 2018, at 13:21

Historical reenactment of a traditional duel at the Beckov Castle, illustrative stock photo.

Do you know Slovak Easter customs?Photo

The Slovak Village Museum (an SNM branch) in Martin offered an atmosphere of Easter customs in a daylong event on March 25. Compiled by Spectator staff ,27. Mar 2018, at 14:20

Easter in a Martin museum

Croatia gives Slovakia a giant Easter egg

The Easter egg will decorate the city centre for about a month. Compiled by Spectator staff ,22. Mar 2018, at 22:58

The giant Easter egg is decorated with Slovak motifs.

Muráň lures tourists with local delicacy

The renewed production of Muráň's famous filled dumplings revives traditions, and attracts tourists to the region. Compiled by Spectator staff ,21. Mar 2018, at 22:44

Traditional dumplings are baked and sold in this house in Muráň, in the Revúca Dsitrict.

The Strečno Castle opens its doors in MarchPhoto

Before the ceremonial opening for the summer season at the end of April, the famous castle ruin in central Slovakia will open for tourists. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2018, at 23:05

The Strečno castle

Statue of Maria Theresa deemed unsuitable for Bratislava city centre

The sculpture has been temporarily moved to the promenade in River Park. Compiled by Spectator staff ,20. Mar 2018, at 1:48

The statue of Maria Theresa was installed in front of the Hotel Carlton for a short period of time.

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