Top 10 Things to do in Nitra, Slovakia

December 2, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Nitra (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈɲitra] ( listen); also known by other alternative names) is a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. With a population of about 79,472, it is the fifth-largest city in Slovakia. Nitra is also one of the oldest cities in Slovakia; it was the political center of the Principality of Nitra. Today, it is a seat of a kraj (Nitra Region) and an okres (Nitra District).
Restaurants in Nitra

1. Nitra Castle

Old Town Nitra, Nitra, Slovakia +421 37/772 17 47
Excellent
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4.5 based on 165 reviews

Nitra Castle

Reviewed By eilonglen - Ashkelon, Israel

Dominating the city in all directions from its lofty perch on a hilltop above the Old Town, one should not miss the opportunity to visit this brooding 14th century medieval castle. A steep but non-stressful climb up the cobbled path from the Old Town brings one directly to the gates of the courtyard and the imposing statue of Pope John Paul II, who visited the castle and its integrated Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Emmeram, within, during his visit to the city. I would imagine that this design feature was to ensure the safety of the sanctuary during wartime over the centuries.
Originally built in the Gothic style, Nitra Castle is impressive in its somber beauty and the apartments and artifacts are worth the climb up Zobor hill, if only for the great views of the town and its surrounds.

2. Church of St. Michael the Archangel

Drazovce, Nitra, Slovakia
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4.5 based on 39 reviews

Church of St. Michael the Archangel

Reviewed By JXXXR

I came here around midday on a Thursday in March and overall this site offers great views, but what you can currently see is a building site. The church itself is small and usually isn't accessible. This is probably worth doing if you're in Nitra for a long period of time but it's not a must visit.

3. Park na Sihoti

Park na Sihoti, Nitra, Slovakia
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Park na Sihoti

Reviewed By Jozef S - Bratislava, Slovakia

Nice city-park with slides & rides for small kids. Miles of walking paths. Even little "zoo" with deer, goats, cows, rabbits, ...

4. Black Death Column

Nitra Castle, Nitra, Slovakia
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4 based on 25 reviews

Black Death Column

Reviewed By Okor

To see a history of city please visit this castle and Cathedral. Nice city view and historical museum. Cathedral is open during a holy church.

5. Corgon

Nitra Castle, Nitra, Slovakia
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4 based on 24 reviews

Corgon

Reviewed By Mark D - Burnley, United Kingdom

A historical statue in the heart of Nitra just below the castle. I believ the saying goes he was 1 of the strongest men in Slovakia, and local people say the statue is holding the wall up.
He also has a local Slovakian beer Corgan named after him!!
Worth a visit while heading to the castle.

6. Nitra Calvary

Nitra, Slovakia
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Nitra Calvary

Reviewed By Jozef S - Bratislava, Slovakia

Similar to Nitra castle, Kalvaria offers beautiful view of the city, but from a different angle.
To get to the top you need to walk up the hill (make sure you have proper shoes, there is no paved walkway - it's all stones, gravel & grass).

7. Cathedral of St. Emeran

Namestie Jana Pavla II 1012/7, Nitra, Slovakia +421 37/772 17 47
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Cathedral of St. Emeran

Reviewed By alejestem - Madrid, Spain

When you climb the steps to the Castle, you realise that there is a church up there too. Only that it's actually a Cathedral. There are steps up to the entrance and medieval statues of saints and bishops guide your way. I have to be honest and say that I've never seen a Cathedral like that. The interior is UNIQUE. The colours and design features must be in a very local style but it took my breathe away.
We were lucky when we were there because there were two opera singers and an organists practising for an upcoming cultural event and in that particular setting it was just magical.

Pri synagoge 3, Nitra 949 01, Slovakia +421 37/652 53 20
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4 based on 23 reviews

Synagoga

Reviewed By eilonglen - Ashkelon, Israel

Strolling back from the Nitra Castle, we fortuitously discovered this beautiful structure when 'Pri synagoge' street signpost caught our eye. As it was locked, we were unable to gain entry, but were touched by the simple, Moorish lines of the generously proportioned building.
While no longer an active place of worship - since the resident Jews met the same fate as most of the communities in Czechia during the Nazi occupation - it was appropriated by the city fathers, sympathetically restored and today serves both as a museum memorializing the lost community, as well as a public concert venue. There is also a memorial in the rear of the Synagogue commemorating the city's Jewish victims of the Holocaust.

9. Galeria Mlyny

Shtefanikova trieda 61, Nitra 949 01, Slovakia +421 37/322 11 11
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4 based on 24 reviews

Galeria Mlyny

Reviewed By Alexander S - Nitra, Slovakia

This shopping center is very popular in the city beause a position in the city centre, variety of shops, goods and restaurants, good infrastructure, convenient atmosphere, cultural events and microclimate which enables to use this mall ineach season and by each weather.

10. Pribina's sword

Stefanikova trieda, Nitra 94901, Slovakia
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Pribina's sword

Reviewed By Okor

Big sword sculpture on main place, half out from eart, half dig in earth. Just sword make a picture of this place, but be honest more atracive place are in this region, old castle, churches, Zobor hill, old city with Corgon. If U will be there to see it, just take a place and eat local cake STRUDLA in small cafe near sword.

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