The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip

Albina PanchenkoLife
The best tourist destinations in Slovakia

Many travelers associate Slovakia only with ski resorts and thermal waters. However, it's hard to imagine your trip to this country without walking around the ancient cozy towns.

We've compiled a list of the most interesting locations with unsurpassed architecture that will stay in your heart forever.


The capital of Slovakia is atmospheric, beautiful and quite compact. One day may be enough for you to see the main sights of the city, feel its special spirit, and fall in love with this place once and for all.

Start your exploration in the Old Center, which is entered through the Mikhailovsky Gate. This gate is over 700 years old and was built in the Middle Ages. On the main square, you will be greeted by the amazing Roland Fountain, in the center of which stands a sculpture of Hungarian King Maximilian II of the Habsburg dynasty. Stroll through the streets with old houses, take charming photos, and have a coffee in a colorful coffee shop.

Be sure to visit Bratislava Castle, which offers unrivaled views of the Danube and brown tiled roofs. Inside the castle itself is the Slovak National Museum, where you can see weapons from past eras, household items, and furniture.

Locations worthy of your attention:

  • City Museum and observation deck;
  • St. Martin's Cathedral;
  • House of the Good Shepherd;
  • The Grassalkovich Palace;
  • Church of St. Elizabeth;
  • Devin Castle.
The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip


In this city, you can see the entire course of Slovakia's development and enjoy its cultural heritage with your own eyes.

We recommend starting your trip from the pedestrian street in the center, which will lead you to the magnificent Gothic church of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Its tower reaches 60 meters in height and offers an incredible panorama of the city.

Visit the Jacob's Palace, made in an eclectic style with Gothic elements. Next to it is the famous Opera House, in front of which is an unusual singing fountain. Then you can go to the town hall, visit the dungeons near the walls of the medieval city, or just walk around admiring the architecture of the old town, or relax with a good beer on one of the terraces of local establishments.

Locations worthy of your attention:

  • Urban Tower;
  • Marathon runner sculpture;
  • East Slovak Museum;
  • Hnčarska Street;
  • Evangelical Church.
The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip

Banská Bystrica

A town in the heart of Slovakia, located in a picturesque place in the middle of the mountains. That is why active skiing in winter and hiking in summer can be combined with cultural enrichment.

We recommend starting your exploration with the Barbican and the city's defensive walls. Once upon a time, this structure played an extremely important role, because it was here that the bell was located, which notified the residents of the "bad hours".

On the central square of Banská Bystrica there is a town hall tower with an observation deck on top. Nearby is Matej's House, the former residence of a wealthy miner, which now houses an information center. Don't miss the Central Slovak Museum, housed in a building of incredible beauty that dates back to the Renaissance.

Locations worthy of your attention:

  • Marian Column;
  • Museum of the Slovak Uprising;
  • Palace of the Radvánský family;
  • Bansko Bystrica Castle;
  • Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary.
The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip


One of the most beautiful towns in the country has recently become a UNESCO World Heritage Site. However, this location is little known among tourists, and for good reason.

Exploring Bardejov, you get the impression that you have traveled back several centuries, because the most complete architectural ensemble of past eras has been preserved here.

The main square of the town has an unusual shape and is paved with a narrow elongated stone that forms an interesting pattern. It is here that the Cathedral of St. Egidius is located - a majestic Gothic church built in the thirteenth century. Nearby you will see the town hall and the city Latin school, the first mention of which dates back to 1435.

Stroll through the narrow streets, where amazing two-story houses with red-tiled roofs will immerse you in the atmosphere of a fairy tale.

Locations worthy of your attention:

  • Church of St. John the Baptist;
  • Defensive towers of the city walls;
  • Jewish suburb;
  • Greek Catholic Church of Peter and Paul.
The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip


The oldest city in Slovakia with magnificent monuments of the past, a special atmosphere, and a rich cultural life.

Start your tour with the main attraction of the town - Nitra Castle, which was built on a cliff. You can reach it from the center on foot in 15 minutes. In ancient times, the building was the center of the ancient Slavic states: Nitran principality and Great Moravia. On the territory of the castle there are: a cathedral, a bishop's palace, massive fortifications with protruding bastions, and the oldest building - the Romanesque Church of St. Emery, which has a unique Gothic fresco - the Death and Coronation of the Virgin Mary.

Be sure to visit the monument to the brothers Cyril and Methodius, made in the form of a life-size bronze two-figure sculpture.

Locations worthy of your attention:

  • Nitra Golgotha;
  • Synagogue;
  • Nitra Art Gallery;
  • Church of Saints Peter and Paul;
  • Diocesan Museum.
The most beautiful cities in Slovakia for an autumn trip

As you can see, there are many beautiful cities in Slovakia that will enchant you with their beauty. So choose a destination and plan your trip, because missing the opportunity to visit this country is a great loss for true travelers!

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