Highlights of the trip

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Romanesque rotunda of Twelve Apostles and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary

The Romanesque rotunda of Twelve Apostles and Church of the Assumption of Virgin Mary together with the church and the area of the abolished monastery are one of the most interesting and most valuable sets of Romanesque architecture in Slovakia. We are grateful for the proximity of Ostrihom - the seat of the kings of Hungary and later the archbishopric, as well as the important position of the Poznanos family at the royal court.

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The Fortress Komárno

The Fortress of Komárno - fortification system of the bastion type, in the south of Slovakia, is the largest and the most important memorial of this kind in Slovakia. With its size and the degree of preservation it is unique in the world. The fortress was built against Turkish invasion. Slovakia included it to enlist it into the heritage of the UNESCO.

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Sebechleby Wine

The ancient village of Sebechleby is located in Central Slovakia in the Krupina district. The wine-making part of the village - Stará Hora architecture consists of stone or wooden houses raised on top of traditional tuff cellars for wine. Tasting grapes, young wine and wine as well as other culinary specialties is great attraction and worth stopping here.

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Poltar Turkish Bridge

The Turkish bridge is situated in Poltár town, in the south of central Slovakia The bridge is the third oldest preserved Turkish bridge in Slovak republic. The impressing stone bridge includes three arches. The bridge dates to the time of the Turkish occupation in this territory during 1554 – 1593. The bridge was rebuilt in reconstruction and original stones were used in reconstruction and the bridge is still in use.

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Synagogue Lucenec

The impressive neologic synagogue in Lučenec belongs to the most important monuments of its kind in Slovakia. It is one of the four synagogues of the prominent architect Leopold Baumhorn, the remaining three being located in Amsterdam, Brussels and Tel Aviv. The synagogue was built in the 20s of the 20th century and its architectural features include Art Nouveau and Byzantine-Oriental elements.

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Ruins of the Medieval Fortified Church in Lúčka

Ruins of a beautiful medieval fortified church are located close the village of Lúčka, nearby the national park of Slovenský kras. The church was built in 13th century. In the first half of the 15th century, it was surrounded by a defensive stone. The small fortress was captured by Jan Jiskra. That’s why the church is called the Hussite church by the locals.

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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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Wooden church in Brezany

The Greek Catholic wooden church of St Lucas the Evangelist in Brezany was built in 1727. The church is situated in the historic cemetery in Brezany. It is one of the oldest wooden churches in Slovakia. The main altar from 1782 is in the Baroque style. The church consists of three parts and its architecture is atypical. It was built in the Gothic Roman Catholic architecture.

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Ruins of the castle in Kapusany

Kapusiansky Castle is situated near the village Kapušany. The castle was built in 13th century on a place of an earlier Slavic hill-fort. In 16th century the Castle was reconstructed and fortified because of the thread of Turkish invasions. In the early 18th century, the castle was set on fire.

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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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Levoca ancient town - rich centre of commerce in the 15 century in eastern Slovakia

The town has well-preserved historic center. Church of St. James dates back to the 14th century and houses a magnificent Gothic carved and painted wooden altar, the largest one in Europe.

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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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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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Wooden articled Evangelical church Svaty Kriz

The wooden articled Evangelical church close the village Svätý Kríž is one of the largest wooden buildings in the Central Europe. The church was moved here from the village Paludza between 1974 and 1982. Paludza was flooded during the construction of the dam. The church stands on the border of Svätý Kríž and Lazisko. Church is in the shape of a 43 metre-long cross. The church takes almost 6,000 persons.

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Cerveny Kamen castle

the most beautiful castle in the Malé Karpaty mountains. A stone castle was built in the 13th century as part of the chain of the Kingdom of Hungary’s frontier defense castles ranging from Pressburg to Žilina. This castle was completely rebuilt as a fortress in the first half of the 16th century.

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Trencin Castle - Royal residence from the 11th century

Consists of a set of palaces and a tower. Legendary castle well is another point of interest because of a legend about Omar and Fatima and their great love.