Slovakia tours from Bratislava – south (Travel Blog)

UNESCO - Hronsek village and  Banska Stiavnica town

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Slovakia tours from Bratislava – south

Nitra - the oldest urban formation in Slovakia

The first stop of the Slovakia tours from Bratislava is Nitra a city in western Slovakia, situated at the foot of Zobor Mountain in the valley of the river Nitra. In Nitra is located Nitra Castle, St. Emmeram´s Cathedral, Andrej Bagar Theatre.

Nitra Castle is a castle located in the Old Town of Nitra, Slovakia. It is a dominant of the city and a national cultural monument. It is the seat of the Diocese of Nitra.

St. Emmeram's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Nitra, Slovakia. The entire cathedral is housed in the Nitra Castle precinct, much like Prague Castle. It was originally built in the Gothic style and is composed of many parts.

Andrej Bagara Theater is a theater in Nitra since 1949, according to Andrej Bagar has been called since 1979. Since 1992 he has been playing in one of the largest and most modern theater buildings in Slovakia. Slovakia Tours from Bratislava - Nitra

Banská Štiavnica - city proclaimed by the UNESCO to be a World Heritage Site

The second stop of the Slovakia tours from Bratislava is Banská Štiavnica is a town in central Slovakia, in the middle of an immense caldera created by the collapse of an ancient volcano. For its size, the caldera is known as Štiavnica Mountains. It is a completely preserved medieval town. In Banská Štiavnica is located Štiavnické vrchy, Slovak Mining Museum and Fritz House.

Štiavnické vrchy Protected Landscape Area is one of the 14 protected landscape areas in Slovakia. It is situated in the Banská Štiavnica, Zvolen, Žiar nad Hronom, Žarnovica, Levice and Krupina districts.

The Slovak Mining Museum was established in 1964 following the merger of the Town Museum and the State Mining Museum. The Open Air Mining Museum, which is one of its permanent expositions, is a unique museum of its kind in Slovakia.

The beautiful monumental building called Fritz house at the square of the Radničné Square and the Trinity Square in Banská Štiavnica is the seat of the Slovak Mining Archives, the only specialized state mining archive on the territory of the former Austro-Hungarian monarchy. Slovakia Tours from Bratislava - Banská Štiavnica

Rožňava - an economic and tourist centre of the Gemer

Another stop of the Slovakia tours from Bratislava is Rožňava. Rožňava is now a popular tourist attraction with a beautiful historic town centre. The town is an episcopal seat. It has above all food, textile and remnants of mining industries. In Rožňava is located Slovak Karst National Park, Ochtinská Aragonite Cave and The Volovec Mountains.

Slovak Karst National Park is a national park in the Slovak Karst mountain range in South East Slovakia. It lies in the Gelnica, Rožňava and Košice-okolie districts in the Košice region.

Ochtinská Aragonite Cave is a unique aragonite cave situated in southern Slovakia, near Rožňava. Although only 300 m long, it is famous for its rare aragonite filling.

The Volovec Mountains is a mountain range in eastern Slovakia, the largest range within the group of Slovak Ore Mountains, which is a part of the Inner Western Carpathians. Slovakia Tours from Bratislava - Rožňava

Detva - traditional painted crosses

Another stop of the Slovakia tours from Bratislava is Detva a district town in Slovakia located in the Banskobystrický region. The town lies in the valley of Detva brook, on the southern outskirts of Poľana. The southern edge of the city reaches the valley of Slatina, where the northern edge of Javoria begins. Detva is 25 km east of Zvolen and 36 km northwest of Lučenec. In Detva is located Podpolianske Museum, Church of St. František from Assisi and The Pstruša Nature Reserve. Podpolianske Museum is one of the youngest cultural institutions in Detva, which founded by Detva. It is located at the historical part of SNP 1 Square in the building of the former Municipal Office in Detva. The main mission of the museum is research, gathering, documentation, professional processing, protection and accessibility of the material and spiritual artifacts.

Church of St. František from Assisi was built in classicistic style during years 1803 - 1804. Interior characteristic feature is rich decoration. The altar paints are late baroque style. Since 1990 the church has been registered as a national cultural monument.

In Zvolenská kotlina between the villages of Vígľaš and Stožok is The Pstruša Reserve, which is declared a nature reserve with the 4th degree of protection. The reservation was named Pstruša and the reason for its declaration was the occurrence of an exceptionally rare plant of the Crown of the Crocus. Slovakia Tours from Bratislava - Detva

Domica - the largest cave of Slovak Karst

Another stop of the Slovakia tours from Bratislava is Domica. The Domica cave is situated in the Rožňava District of the Košice Region in southern Slovakia and in combination with the Baradla cave represents the most significant section of the Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst cross-border cave network that continues into the Aggtelek National Park in Hungary.

These vast limestone passages, that had formed during the Middle Triassic and are rich in speleothems were discovered in 1926 by Ján Majko. A 1,600 m (5,200 ft) section of its total length of 5,140 m (16,860 ft) is publicly accessible since 1932.

As an element of the Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst the site has been induced into the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1995. Slovakia Tours from Bratislava - Domica

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