Slovakia, also known as the Slovak Republic, is a landlocked country in central Europe. It’s a relatively small country, split into three regions – Eastern, Central and Western, but it contains a multitude of sites of historical and cultural interest, with an observable history including finds, sites, buildings and monuments, that span from Early Palaeolithic and Slavic, to its recent history and the splitting of Czechoslovakia.
Bratislava is Slovakia’s capital and largest city. The historical centre of the city has been beautifully restored, and is packed with churches and palaces from Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance periods. It has hillsides with very charming neighbourhoods and pretty cobblestone streets, and many cafés and restaurants – all of which can be viewed from the castle that sits above the city.
Sites outside of Bratislava include the World Heritage Site of Bardejov, with its pristine and intact medieval town centre. The famous castle Bojnice is also worth seeing, with its awesome tower and interiors it seems to have stepped out of a fairy tale. Or Levoča, a beautiful mediaeval town in the Spiš region surrounded with fantastic halls and houses, many churches, and also the Cathedral of St. James, which houses the biggest Gothic wooden altar in the world. There is so much to see in this European treasure.