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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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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Male Karpaty viticultural region - the largest and most significant one in Slovakia

The Wine Route of Male Karpaty leads through the former royal towns Bratislava, Svaty Jur, Pezinok, Modra and ends in Trnava.

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Trnava - called "Small Rome" thanks to many churches

Gained privileges of the free royal town as the first town in Slovakia in the 13th century.

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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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Sebechleby - Monument Reserve of Folk Architecture Stara Hora

Old wine growing village with preserved wine cellars dug into the tuff.

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Tokaj - the smallest Slovak wine region

The Tokaj wine region, officially called Tokaj-Hegyalja, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2002 and as producer of the world’s oldest botrytized wines it has a number of unparalleled assets. The area spreads in Slovakia and Hungary.

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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.