Go on a city break in Slovakia and you will find a beautiful and fascinating country finally emerging from the shadows of its traditionally more famous neighbours of Austria and the Czech Republic. With dramatic alpine scenery, replete with spectacular cliff-top castles, punctuated by medieval towns brimming with gorgeous, well-preserved architecture, it won’t be overlooked by the tourist masses for much longer.
Since breaking free from the harsh grip of Communism and separating from the Czechs in the early 1990s, Slovakia has finally established itself as a unique and captivating destination you wouldn’t want to miss out on visiting.
City breaks in Slovakia inevitably centre on its small but perfectly formed capital, Bratislava. Known as the ‘Beauty on the Danube’, it boasts a delightfully restored Old Town overflowing with dazzling Baroque architecture. It is impossible not to fall for its medieval charms as you explore its many resplendent palaces, castle, cathedrals, churches and museums.
There’s plenty to keep you busy here; take a trip up the UFO tower for stunning 360° views of the city, stroll up to the imposing Bratislava Castle for a picnic in its tranquil grounds, or duck into a cosy beer hall for some traditional Slovak fare. Lovers of the arts will find a more than ample choice of classical music, opera and ballet performances to enjoy in the evenings, while a throbbing nightlife scene ensures a city break in Slovakia will appeal to you whatever your age or disposition.
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