Top Choice Park in Slovenský Raj & Around

Slovenský Raj National Park

In Slovenský Raj, rocky plateaus, hills and primeval forests are interlaced with thrashing streams and waterfalls. This is some of the most thrilling hiking terrain in Slovakia, and not for the timid: treks usually …
Top Choice Museum in Western Slovakia

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum

The windswept location of this world-class art gallery is as invigorating as the art. On a promontory jutting into the Danube, the Meulensteen immediately impresses with its outdoor sculpture garden. Inside, the gal…
Top Choice Castle in Spišské Podhradie

Spiš Castle

Crowning a travertine hill above Spišské Podhradie village, this vast castle is one of Slovakia’s most impressive medieval fortifications. Spiš Castle spreads over four hectares, making it one of the largest in Cent…
Top Choice Museum in Banská Bystrica

SNP Museum

Understand the dark, though inspiring, history of wartime Slovakia within this ark of concrete and glass. The building has a touch of sci-fi surreality, its two halves framing a moving war memorial and sculpture. In…
Top Choice Castle in Central Slovakia

Orava Castle

With Gothic spires and a vertigo-inducing hilltop setting, Orava Castle is among Slovakia’s most breathtaking castles. Vampire aficionados may recognise its brooding silhouette from Murnau’s classic 1922 movie Nosfe…
Top Choice Area in Malá Fatra National Park

Vrátna Valley

Limestone pinnacles and thick forest conspire to make Vrátna Valley one of Slovakia's most majestic areas to hike or ski. A scenic road winds south from Terchová up through craggy Tiesňavy Gorge, past picnic sites a…
Top Choice Village in Central Slovakia


This tiny mountain hamlet has an otherworldly atmosphere, somewhere between medieval Europe and a Hobbit village. Vlkolínec, 6km southeast of Ružomberok, earned its Unesco listing thanks to 45 traditional buildings.…
Top Choice Church in Košice

Cathedral of St Elizabeth

This 14th-century cathedral dominates the main square, resplendent with elaborate tracery, prickly turrets and colourful roof tiles. One of Europe's easternmost Gothic cathedrals, 60m-long St Elizabeth is the larges…
Top Choice Castle in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle

Square, a brilliant shade of white and flanked by four stocky towers, bold Bratislava Castle looks as though it has been transplanted straight from a children's picturebook. The fortification's history dates to the …
Top Choice Church in Bratislava

St Martin's Cathedral

The crown at the top of St Martin's Cathedral is 300kg of real gold. By comparison, its interior is rather modest, though 19 royal coronations have been held within its 14th-century walls.