Discover Slovak nature, history and folklore. Despite Slovakia’s small area, it is known to have an extremely high natural diversity: nine national parks, majestic peaks, deep valleys, mysterious gorges. Large forests full of life, water reservoirs, sand dunes or natural travertine formations created by volcanic activity, it all can be found in one country.
Dobšinská ľadová jaskyňa cave
Located in the Slovenský raj area, it is one of the largest ice caves in Europe. Thanks to its significance and unique features, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Bystrianska jaskyňa cave
With a total length of more than 3,000 metres, this cave is also known for its long tradition of speleotherapy, a form of therapy carried out to treat respiratory diseases.
The High Tatras national park
The High Tatras National Park (TANAP), situated in the north of Slovakia, was founded in 1949. It covers the high-mountain area of the Tatras and is a unique protected area for flora and fauna, contains more than 100 alpine lakes and several waterfalls. The tallest peak in Slovakia is located in the High Tatras – Gerlachovský štít (2,655 m). However, another peak located in the High Tatras, Kriváň, is considered an unofficial symbol of the country.
Spa and mineral water In Slovakia
Slovakia is rich in deep underground springs with varying thermal and mineral properties. There are more than 1,600 mineral springs registered in Slovakia. Mineral water from springs is used either in spas or is bottled. Each year thousands of visitor travel to the most popular spas in Piešťany, Trenčianske Teplice or Bardejov to receive special treatments with various kinds of mineral waters, or with mud, or just to enjoy the wide range of wellness procedures.
Many spas have successfully followed their glorious history and now oﬀer excellent services, and not just for the rich and famous. The healing water, in combination with limitless procedures, will treat the sick, regenerate the tired and bring out a person’s beauty.
Slovenský raj national park
The Slovenský raj National Park (Slovak Paradise), situated in the eastern part of Slovakia, contains one of the biggest ice caves in Europe and an attractive landscape of karstic plateaus, gorges, waterfalls and caves. Animals are represented by 200 species, including bear, lynx, wolf, deer and boar.
The castle is situated on a high rock above Orava river and the village of Oravský Podzámok. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia. The original design was in Romanesque and Gothic style, it was later reconstructed as a Renaissance and Neo-Gothic structure.
Banská Štiavnica lies amid the Štiavnické vrchy mountains and is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The former mining town is one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia. It is a completely preserved medieval town. The heart of the town is the historical Trinity Square dominated by a monumental plague column.
The Spiš castle
The Spiš Castle is the largest medieval castle compound in central Europe. It stands above the town Spišské Podhradie and was included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites in 1993