What to do and see in Slovakia: The Best Places and Tips

February 22, 2018 Madelene Haan

Slovakia from Europe region, is best know for Valleys. Discover best things to do in Slovakia with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!

1. Janosikove Diery

Biely Potok 664, Terchova 013 06, Slovakia +421 911 569 532
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5 based on 169 reviews

Janosikove Diery

Janosikove Diery Gorge is one of the most beautiful hiking trails not only within National Park Mala Fatra, but the whole Slovakia and Central Europe. It is located in nature reservation Rozsutce and the valley river is forming numerous Waterfalls and rocky formations. The hiking in this valley is possible via imposant wooden Bridges and ladders.

Reviewed By Metelesku2 - Prague, Czech Republic

Nice trip for whole family. Anybody from 3 till .., Just really not for very small kinds and elderly, handicaped - you have to climbed some large stones. Nice views from hills above the place. Facilities as parking, restaurants, bistro all there. Nature wonderful.

2. St. Egidius Basilica

Radnichne namestie 3, Bardejov 085 01, Slovakia +421 54/472 75 62
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5 based on 104 reviews

St. Egidius Basilica

Reviewed By Johan S - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A real monument with great works of art: the alter pieces with wings. The church pews are interesting too. Climbing the tower is a treat, because you can see the entire square - one of the most beautiful of the Chech and Slovak Republics.

3. Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety)

Hlavna ul., Kosice, Slovakia +421 907 524 094
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4.5 based on 521 reviews

Cathedral of St. Elizabeth (Dom svatej Alzbety)

Reviewed By Perrygrinate - Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom

Church or mosque, I always think dusk is a really atmospheric time to visit. I was there for the evening service and then again next morning, where I saw the longest queue for Confession I've ever seen anywhere. A plain but attractive interior and great acoustice. In my view, though, the real jewel is the outside of the Cathedral

4. Strbske Pleso Lake

Strbske Pleso, Slovakia +421 904 569 557
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5 based on 225 reviews

Strbske Pleso Lake

Reviewed By Shlomi T - Nagano, Japan

Absolutely a must !! such a beautiful place.
I was there in the summer, and I can only imagine how beautiful it must be in the winter time.
Stunning view of the Mountains and a great place.
Wish I had more time to spend around this area.

5. Slovak Paradise National Park

Hrabusice, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia +421 53/442 20 10
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5 based on 177 reviews

Slovak Paradise National Park

Reviewed By Fcelka4444 - Poprad, Slovakia

It is just paradice as it is in it's name. Beautifull nature, I recommend to start early in the morning, around 7:00, to enjoy the nature without many people. I am returning there for 15 years, and it is definitelly worth it :).

6. Tatras National Park

Tatranska Strba 75, Tatranska Lomnica 059 41, Slovakia +421 52/448 42 17
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4.5 based on 200 reviews

Tatras National Park

Slovakia's first national park features dozens of species of plants of animals.

Reviewed By Agnieszka C

The Slovakian part of the Tatra National Park is by far better organized than the Polish part. There is a train that connects towns such as Tatranska Lomnica, Stary Smokovec and Strbske Pleso in case you start your trail in one place and end in another. The trails are mostly well kept, clean and well signed, and most of the Valleys have a mountain chalet in which you can hide from the rain or have some snack or lunch, and you can even sleep there. Some trails are suitable for everybody and some others are more challenging, the most difficult ones have chains for support. I recommend good mountain shoes (some trails get muddy or slippery during rain), a raincoat and a sweater (in case of a weather change, and it changes rather quickly in the mountains). I think the best time to visit the park is either June or September, the peak season is in July and August so it's usually quite crowded. The entrance to the park is free of charge, but most cable cars are quite expensive (we went, for instance, to Skalnate Pleso and it was 16 € per person). The car parks cost about 5,5 € per day, and there is (at least was in August 2017) a free car park in Tatranska Lomnica right by the cable car to the Skalnate Pleso.

7. Spissky Castle

Namestie Majstra Pavla c.40, Zehra 053 04, Slovakia +421 53/454 13 36
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4.5 based on 446 reviews

Spissky Castle

This imposing 12th-century fortress was one of the few Castles that resisted the Mongol attacks of 1241, gradually enlarged over the centuries and destroyed by fire in 1780.

Reviewed By Danny S - Ramat Gan, Israel

This castle seems to be worth a drive (and small climb) to see it. Also the view from the top of the castle is very nice. A place to enjoy a few hours. It may be a bit difficult to climb inside the castle- so take this into consideration.

8. Orava Castle

02741 Oravsky Podsamok, Oravsky Podzamok, Slovakia +421 43/581 61 19
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Orava Castle

Reviewed By RolandNavratil - Trnava

Beautiful, photogenic castle visible from faraway. Absolutely best attraction of Orava region. Visit in winter takes 1,5h and during main season can take more than 2 hours. With or without kids, nice place. In the winter take warm clothes as inside can be more cold than outside :-)

9. Lubovna Castle

Zamocka 22, Stara Lubovna 064 01, Slovakia +421 52/432 24 22
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Lubovna Castle

Reviewed By Juliana_svk - London

Loved our trip to Lubovna Castle, I was surprised how big it was and how well preserved. Castle is surrounded by little village made from cute folk wooden houses, wooden church and farm animals. I would go back!Thank you very much! We look forward to meeting again :)

10. Demanovska Cave of Liberty

Low Tatras, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia +421 44/559 16 73
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4.5 based on 335 reviews

Demanovska Cave of Liberty

Reviewed By Tinde_K - Moscow, Russia

Caves are natural treasure of Slovakia and if you're skiing in nearby Jasna resort, go and see this one. The tour takes about one hour and the interior decorations of the caves are beautiful. It's a short hike from the parking lot to the cave entrance, so plan some time reserve before the time of your visit and check cave schedule for tour times.

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