Highlights of the trip

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Bratislava old town - characterised by many Baroque palaces and sacral buildings

Town Hall was erected in the 14th - 15th century. The historic centre is characterised by many Baroque palaces, notable cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the Franciscan Church and the Blue Church.

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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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New Castle in Banska Stiavnica - a national cultural monument

A six-floor Renaissance building with four bastions constructed in 1564-1571 as a watch tower during the Ottoman wars. It was also used as the town's live clock (exact time was announced every quarter of an hour on a trumpet). A permanent exhibition called Anti-Turkish Wars in Slovakia is installed on four floors of the castle. The highest floor offers a panoramic view of Banska Stiavnica and its environs.

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Dobsinska Ice Cave UNESCO World Heritage - located in Slovak Karst

The total length of the cave is 1,232 m of which 515 m are open to the public from May to September. The annual temperature average stays around 0°C.

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Ochtinska Aragonite Cave UNESCO World Heritage - very unique aragonite formations

Although only 300 m long, it is famous for its rare aragonite decoration. There are only three aragonite caves discovered in the world so far.

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St Elisabeth Cathedral - the largest church in Slovakia

The dominant of the square and the town of Kosice is the monumental Gothic St Elisabeth Cathedral. Besides of beeing the largest cathedral in Slovakia it is also the easternmost situated Gothic cathedral of western type in Europe.

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The Church of St Francis of Assisi in Hervartov UNESCO heritage

The Roman Catholic church in the Slovakian village of German origin is from the late 15th century, represents the oldest type of Slovakia. The main altar originates from the years 1460 - 1470.

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Bardejov UNESCO World Heritage - free royal town with many medieval buildings, noteworthy Town Hall and basilica

The main square is surrouned by well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance burgher houses and fortification system from the 14th and 15th century. Known also as the "Most Gothic town in Slovakia".

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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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The Articled Protestant Church of Holy Trinity in Kezmarok UNESCO heritage - built in Baroque style

Wooden articled church built in 1717 without using metal nails. The church interior is charming, decorated with frescoes and woodcarving. Most fascinating subject is a massive wooden altar.

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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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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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Orava Castle - dominant of Orava region

situated on a high rock above Orava river. Many of scenes from the famous vampire horror movie Nosferatu (1922) were shot in Orava Castle.

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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.