Top Choice Bridge in Bratislava

Most SNP

Colloquially called the UFO (pronounced ew-fo), this Danube-spanning bridge is a modernist marvel from 1972 with a cool viewing platform (sky-high admission!) and, just below, a restaurant (out-of-this-world prices!…
Top Choice Castle in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle

Dominating the southwest of the old town on a hill above the Danube, the castle today is largely a 1950s reconstruction; an 1811 fire left the fortress ruined for more than a century and renovations continue. Most b…
Top Choice Museum in Bratislava

Museum of Jewish Culture

The most moving of the three floors of exhibits here focuses on the large Jewish community and buildings lost during and after WWII. Black-and-white photos show the neighbourhood and synagogue before it was ploughed…
Top Choice Church in Bratislava

St Martin's Cathedral

A relatively modest interior belies the elaborate history of St Martin's Cathedral: 11 Austro-Hungarian monarchs (10 kings and one queen, Maria Theresa) were crowned in this large 14th-century church. The busy motor…
Castle in Central Slovakia

Orava Castle

The classic 1922 vampire film Nosferatu featured the pointed towers of Orava Castle, which rise from an impossibly narrow blade of rock above the village. This, one of Slovakia's most complete castles, dates from 12…
Park in Malá Fatra National Park

Vrátna Valley

The road to Vrátna Valley in Malá Fatra National Park runs south from Terchová up through the crags of Tiesňavy Gorge, past picnic sites and scenic stops. The Vratna Výt'ah cable car then hauls you from the top of t…
Park in Slovenský Raj & Around

Slovenský Raj National Park

The national park has numerous trails that include one-way roklina (gorge) sections and take at least half a day. Slovenský Raj is most famous for its sometimes hair-raising ladder-and-chain ascents – paths where yo…
Museum in Banska Bystrica

SNP Museum

Banská Bystrica's key sight is one of the country's best museums, the SNP Museum, documenting the Slovak national uprising and WWII Slovakia.
Museum in Western Slovakia

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

Slovakia's most daring contemporary art museum, innovatively designed on a spit of sculpture-flanked land jutting into the Danube. Boat trips run from the city centre from June to October (return adult/child €10/6, …
Village in Central Slovakia


The folksy mountain village of Vlkolínec, about 71km east and southeast of Žilina, is a Unesco-noted national treasure. The pastel paint and steep roofs on the 45 traditional plastered log cabins are remarkably well…