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Beyond Bratislava: Top 5 Must-Visit Places in Slovakia

When you think of Slovakia, a very green and beautiful country located in Central Europe, your mind might naturally be drawn to its stunning capital city, Bratislava. Still, beyond its capital city, Slovakia offers travelers an abundance of experiences. In this week’s article, we will share the best 5 destinations to visit in Slovakia, which range from small villages to outstanding natural scenery. Don't get us wrong; Bratislava is equally worth visiting. 

But, as said,  there are also a ton of other things to do in Slovakia, like discovering its traditional villages, fairytale castles, and mysterious places – activities that will allow you to see the country's true soul. 

If you are one of the people who were wondering what else there is to see in Slovakia besides the country's capital, let’s explore together the top 5 places.

High Tatras National Park

We must admit, when discussing Slovakia's top destinations, one cannot overlook the magnificent High Tatra Mountains, a source of immense national pride for Slovaks. 

So, our first recommendation takes us to this breathtaking natural wonder. Despite their undeniable status as one of Europe's most stunning mountain ranges, the High Tatras, situated on the border between Slovakia and Poland, remain relatively undiscovered. The High Tatras are known for their spectacular snow-capped peaks, turquoise mountain lakes, and waterfalls. Also, for the extraordinarily clean air. Some might even say they are similar to the Swiss Alps or the Italian Dolomites, but because they are not that popular, there are far fewer crowds and the prices are more acceptable.

For hikers and nature lovers, the High Tatras are an absolute paradise. This national park is home to various hiking trails, lakes that are crystal clear, and breathtaking alpine landscapes.

But, you don't need to be an experienced hiker to enjoy what the area has to offer because the natural setting is spectacular.

While exploring the region, be sure to pay a visit to Strbske Pleso, a picturesque mountain lake, and Poprad, the gateway to the High Tatras.

Spiš Castle