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Top Choice Italian in Trenčín

La Piazzetta

Exemplary Italian diner with a voluminous wine list and kind service. Choose from superb ravioli, prosciutto-covered risotto, and a selection of Mediterranean fish and meat dishes.
Castle in Trenčín

Trenčín Castle

Spreadeagled over a cliff above the old town, Trenčín's castle ranks as one of Slovakia's most impressive. This imposing bastion (11th century) once gazed warily across the Váh Valley to protect merchant routes, whi…
Beer Hall in Trenčín


A hallowed temple to beer, housed in a former butcher's. Dating to 1649 at the latest, the building emanates history from every Renaissance portal and original fireplace. When faced with the extensive choice of beer…
Music in Trenčín

Bazant Pohoda Festival

Jazz, rock, techno, hip-hop, folk and alternative music are all represented in July's Bažant Pohoda Festival, the largest music festival in Slovakia.
Ruins in Trenčín

Roman Inscription

The Romans came, saw and graffittied Trenčin. The town's unique claim to fame is a soldier's inscription from AD 179, commemorating a battle against Germanic tribes. It's carved into the cliff behind the Hotel Eliza…
International in Trenčín


Dine with dreamy views in this courtyard beneath the castle. The terrace area has a VIP feel, flanked by statues and often with a jazzy soundtrack, while the menu roams from salmon in Dijon mustard via beef with blu…
Viewpoint in Trenčín

Town Gate Tower

An inconspicuous glass elevator followed by stairs ascend to a 360-degree view of the old town. A marvellous photo op looking onto the castle, as well as the synagogue and old town.
Synagogue in Trenčín


Trenčín’s broad, domed synagogue, built in 1913, is one of the most impressive features of its skyline. These days it plays host to occasional cultural events.
Museum in Trenčín

Galéria Bazovského

Temporary exhibits represent leading 20th-century Slovak and Czech art, while the permanent collection includes works by local painter Miloš Bazovský.
Slovak in Trenčín

Reštaurácia Bašta

A solid range of Slovak faves – pork stuffed with spicy klobasa sausage, bryndza (sheep's cheese) cream soup – are offered at this restaurant on the island in the Váh River. A reliable place to fuel up.