3 Incredible Destinations In Slovakia

Slovakia is one of the true gems of Eastern Europe. Only a trip to its enchanting capital Bratislava won't do justice to this spectacular country, with its abundance of mesmerizing destinations ready to explore. Here are a few top choices to experience the heart and soul of Slovakia!

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Castle Hotel Galicia Nueva (Halič Castle)

Slovakia has no shortage of castles that are straight out of a fairy tale. And some of these castles offer luxury stays for visitors. The Halič Castle or now ‘Castle Hotel Galicia Nueva’ is a stunning 4-star hotel, complete with a gorgeous garden. Dating back to the 15th century, the castle used to be occupied by Hungarian Kings. Still retaining its authentic historic vibe, the elegant castle hotel provides a range of modern amenities like regal rooms with flat TVs and free WIFI, a gym, spa, pool, and a sauna on-site!

Bardejov

This medieval town is considered the ‘most gothic’ town in the country. A part of the UNESCO World Heritage, this is one of the oldest towns in Slovakia. The picturesque Market Square of the Old Town is the best-preserved reminisce of the era. Postcard-perfect rows of gothic buildings and pastel-hued houses with colorful rooftops surround the stunning square. Climb up the topmost tower of the Basilica of St. Egidius, for a beautiful birds’-eye view of the whole town perched on rolling hills.

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High Tatras (Vysoké Tatry)

One of the major sources of national pride is the High Tatra Mountains. Matching the majesty of the Swiss Alps or the Italian Dolomites, this beautiful range has several amazing hiking trails. And unlike the other two, this one comes with less cost and crowd. Snow-capped peaks, thundering waterfalls, and turquoise lakes complete the scenic grandeur of the entire area. Making it a skier’s paradise, the spectacular landscapes change into a winter wonderland during the season, offering wonderful pistes in 3 resort towns of Tatranská Lomnica, Starý Smokovec, and Štrbské Pleso.