Highlights of the trip

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Bratislava castle - symbol of the city

The Castle Hill in Bratislava and its Slavonic castle were of importance in the period of the Great Moravian Empire. The south-west tower housed the Hungarian coronation jewels for two centuries.

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Devin castle - ruins of the stronghold dating from Neolitic to the Napoleon I.

Devin Castle standing on a massive rock hill above the confluence of the Danube and Morava is an unusually impressive landmark. It is part of the oldest history of Slovakia.

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Banska Stiavnica UNESCO World Heritage - gold mining town

The majority of monuments of Banska Stiavnica are concentrated into the area spreading between the Trinity and Radnicne squares. Both squares are separated from each other by the Gothic church of St Catherine from the end of the 15th century and the building of town hall with its slender clock tower.

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The Articled Protestant Church in Hronsek UNESCO heritage

Wooden church in Hronsek is a precious historical monument, together with a wooden belfry from 1726. The oak pillars are decorated with carved header Ionian ornaments. It has a shingle roof with three crosses and a rooster, as a Christian symbol of vigilance.

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Vlkolinec village UNESCO World Heritage - untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture

The village comprises two or three-room log cabine type houses. In the center of the village is preserved the bell tower from 1770, water well, Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary and school.

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The Roman-Catholic St James church in Levoca - main altar is the tallest of its kind in the world

The Late Gothic wooden main altar of St James is 18.6 m tall, made of lime wood in 1507-1517 in the workshop of Master Pavol of Levoca the master himself.

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Spis castle UNESCO World Heritage - partly restored medieval castle

The Spis Castle in eastern Slovakia is one of the largest castles in Central Europe. Slovak National Museum presents various collections in its premises.

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Spisska Kapitula UNESCO World Heritage - one of the largest and most interesting Romanesque monuments in Slovakia

The town consists of the Cathedral of St. Martin, a former monastery, and a single street, all of medieval construction and enclosed by a town wall.

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Tatra National Park (TANAP) - diverse flora and fauna with many endemic species

Tatra National Park (abbr. TANAP) is situated in North of Central Slovakia in the High Tatras. The National Park covers an area of 738 km2. The park offers 600 km of hiking trails and several ski resorts. A trip to Lomnicky peak by chair lift is among the most attractive adventures for tourists in the High Tatras. It reaches the differential height of 1,700 m and carries tourists to a height of 2,634 m above sea level in only a few minutes.

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Belianska Cave - the largest and the only one open to the public in the Tatras

Belianska Cave is a stalactite cave in the Slovak part of the Tatra mountains. It is located above the settlement of Tatranská Kotlina, which is a part of the town of Vysoké Tatry. Entrance to the cave is located at 890 m EASL.

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Cerveny Klastor - Carthusian Monastery

A unique cultural and historical relic set in the wonderful natural environment of Pieniny under the majestic mountain Tri koruny. Nowadays serves as a museum.

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The Charles Bridge - medieval bridge crossing Vltava river

Its construction started in 1357 under the auspices of King Charles IV, and finished in the beginning of the 15th century. As the only means of crossing the river Vltava (Moldau) until 1841, the Charles Bridge was the most important connection between Prague Castle and the old town and adjacent areas.

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Prague Castle - presentation of every architectural style of the last millennium

The Prague Castle complex includes Gothic St Vitus Cathedral, Romanesque Basilica of St George, a monastery and several palaces, gardens and defense towers. Nowadays, the castle houses several museum expositions.

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Cesky Krumlov - outstanding example of a small Central European medieval town

Situated on the banks of the Vltava river, the town was built around a 13th-century castle with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Architectural heritage has remained intact thanks to its peaceful evolution over more than five centuries.

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Kutna Hora - Sedlec Ossuary

is a small Roman Catholic chapel, located beneath the Cemetery Church of All Saints in Sedlec, a suburb of Kutna Hora in the Czech Republic. The ossuary is estimated to contain the skeletons of between 40,000 and 70,000 people, many of whom have had their bones artistically arranged to form decorations and furnishings for the chapel.

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Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad) - Historical spa buildings

Military Spa Institution since its establishment, this facility has served as a medical institution for the army and its servicemen. Elizabeth's Spa is located in Smetana Park and is the largest spa house in the Czech Republic.