Journals Slovakia

Smolenice and Pezinok are two of Slovakia's small towns complete with history and culture that many westerners don't hear about, but I am going to bring them to the forefront.

Nitra: Slovakia's Religious Center.

Created by Wildcat Dianne on May 4, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

My Slovak friends, Ivan, Miro, and Evka took me on a night trip to this medieval gem in September 2001. After centuries of war and destruction, Nitra has come through its trials and tribulations virtually unscathed and is worth a day or night trip when you visit Slovakia.

Hlohovec, Slovakia: The City of Roses

Created by Wildcat Dianne on April 27, 2003 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Located in Western Slovakia, the industrial town of Hlohovec, Slovakia has more to offer once you get past the Communist-era highrises on the city's outskirts.

Historical Bratislava

Created by Wildcat Dianne on December 10, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews

Bratislava is Slovakia's beautiful, old capital. It's cobbled streets, castle, and churches bring you back to the time of when it was under the control of the Hapsburg monarchy. It is a good day trip from Vienna.

Banska Bystrica: The Heart of the Slovak National Uprising.

Created by Wildcat Dianne on December 7, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

8 Reviews
1 Story

Once a predominant mining town in Central Slovakia, Banska Bystrica is also known as the center of the 1944 SNP (Uprising) against the Nazi occupation.



Two Castle Ruins: Tematin and Dobra Voda

Created by Wildcat Dianne on December 7, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
2 Stories

My friend Ivan knows the back roads of Slovakia like the back of his hand. Tematin and Dobra Voda are two of his favorite places to visit, and he decided to take me on one of our many bike adventures to these places.

Hrad (Castle) Beckov

Created by Wildcat Dianne on December 1, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

3 Reviews
3 Stories

In June 2002, I took a 50-mile bike ride to the castle ruins at Beckov. Located in Western Slovakia, these ruins can't be missed.

Trenciansky Hrad (Castle Trencin)

Created by Wildcat Dianne on February 19, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

4 Reviews
1 Story

Trencin, Slovakia, a city of about 57,000 people, is home to the third largest castle in Slovakia and one of the best hockey clubs

Trnava: The Oldest Town in Slovakia

Created by Wildcat Dianne on February 19, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

5 Reviews
1 Story

Trnava is the oldest city in Slovakia. Its existence dates back from c.1211 and was the leading religious center of the Hungarian Empire from the 17th to early 20th Centuries. It is now a sleepy city of 79,000 people barely touched by western tourists.

Bike Riding in Rural Slovakia.

Created by Wildcat Dianne on January 13, 2002 Best of IgoUgo

2 Reviews
3 Stories

Owning a car is a rarity in Slovakia, where the monthly salary is about $200 for skilled workers. So taking the bike or train is a popular mode of transportation for many Slovaks. It is the best way to see many of the tiny villages that dot the landscape.

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