By far, one of the most scenic countries in the whole of Europe, Slovakia has something to offer to anyone and everyone. If Slovakia is on the cards and you are looking to head there sometime soon, we are here to give you the much-needed push to speed up your plans even further. Here are some of the most breathtaking sights in Slovakia that makes this destination an absolute must on the bucket list!
1. The Tatras Mountains
The more we speak about it, the less it is. These mountains actually form the border between Poland and Slovakia and are the tallest range in this little country. Owing to the kind of elevation it has, it is one of the most popular ski destinations for tourists headed to Slovakia. Don’t forget to head to Popradske Pleso and even Zelene Pleso as these are hailed as the most romantic of all places in Tatras.
2. The Village of Zdiar
It is an ancient village that dates back to the 15th century. While there was a time when the place was largely unexplored, you can now find tourists in large number coming here. They come mainly to steal some of the most breathtaking picturesque views and at the same time, the architecture and even the place is beyond marvelous. Don’t forget to click too many pictures as they make a perfect postcard!
This is a historical town which is located in eastern region of the country. If you absolutely love architecture, you are going to fall in love with this city. Most of this town is a world heritage site because you can find endless buildings that date back to the Renaissance period.
4. Demanovska Dolina
This is yet another tiny village that is nestled in the Demanovska valley. Located in the northern region of the country, this place is so beautiful that words can’t even do justice to it. The major highlight of the place has to be the Demanovska ice cave and even the Demanovska cave of liberty as well. These caves have brought in endless tourists who love exploring the wilderness of this quaint little town.
This little city is located along the banks of the Vah River and it is situated in the western region of Slovakia. The key highlight of this place has to be the castle which hails from the medieval period and even today, it stands strong. The castle is visible from afar and it is located quite close to the city center. Apart from this, the picturesque beauty of this city is going to blow you away. There are a lot of mountains, parks and a lot more attractions to behold and enjoy. The mesmerizing beauty of the city will make you crave that you could stay here a little longer.
6. Banska Bystrica
Located right in the center of the country, this city is another reason why you need to pack your bags to Slovakia. It too rests along the banks of the Hron River. Owing to the presence of the Tatra Mountains on all sides, the city brings in too many tourists that come here to enjoy the best of winter sports.
It is interesting to note that people first settled here back in the 9th century and ever since then construction had started. Some of the historical buildings found here stand tall even today. There are too many mansions and churches and the sight is amazing to behold. Not only this, the city center which was later renovated is beyond beautiful too. It is ideal for taking a walk with your partner. You will also find plenty of cafes, restaurants, and pubs and do not miss out on classic folklore because the experience is going to be one to remember.
7. Spis Castle
This castle hails back to the 12th century and if you consider it by the area, it is the biggest castle in the whole of Europe. This castle is counted among the UNESCO world heritage list and there are a lot of other monuments which are located close-by that too have managed to become a part of this list. It enjoys a very strategic location and is extremely famous among tourists.
8. Slovak Paradise National Park
Located in the very heart of Slovakia, the Slovak Paradise National Park is an absolutely amazing place. There are endless trails of forested mountains and it is interspersed with numerous lakes and waterfalls as well. For the trekkers, it is undoubtedly the best place to be. Even if you are out simply for the view, you will find a lot to cherish. The Prielom Hornadu is the river canyon which you need to watch out for as well.
So, these are some of the top sightseeing attractions which make Slovakia one of the top countries which you need to visit right now. The country definitely hails as one of the most scenic ones in Europe and offers you scintillating views to die for.
So, are you all set to pack your bags now?
Updated: February 3, 2018