As recorded in history, there were about 300 castles in Slovakia, but now there are only 168 castles left here, among which 109 castles belong to historical sites under the protection the government. These castles are not only witnesses of the long history, but also used for many beneficial cultural activities, such as cultural festival, competition, martial arts demonstration, fairs, musical concerts and romantic weddings.
Trencin castle is one of the biggest castle groups in Slovakia and it is located in the highest place of Trencin city and the whole Vah River district. It is built on the basis of the primitive castle of Great Moravia. The outer shape of Trencin castle originates from the local nobility in 13th century. In 1790 AD, Trencin city suffered a big fire which spread to the whole castle and ruined the castle. Although the ground floor was renovated, the reconstruction of the whole castle had not started until the 50s of last century.
Red Stone Castle
Red Stone castle is the most perfectly-preserved fortress architecture of Renaissance style in Slovakia. Its huge basement and the architectural style are unique in the whole Europe. This castle is the most frequently-visited castle in Slovakia. It is also recognized as one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia.
Slovakia was once famous for its mineral water and hot spring. Every year, more and more foreign tourists come to Slovakia for spa service for the sake of health and beauty.
The Most Ancient Spring Kurhaus
The most ancient spring Kurhaus of Slovakia is located in Bardejov. The preserved written records show that early in the year of 1217, people in Bardejov used spring to do therapy.
The Most Famous Slovakia Spring City
Piestany, a spa resort located along the bank of Vah River, is the most famous spring city in Slovakia. It is a place covered with big trees, small gardens, straight and broad sandy road, and orderly exquisite architectures. The temperature of the spring here is between 67 degrees and 69 degrees. There are about 1500 milligrams of mineral substance, which have good medical effects.
Tatra Mountains National Park
Although Tatra mountain is not renowned in the world, it is a unique scenery in Europe because it contains so much natural beauty in a relatively small area. Tatra Mountains National Park is jointly built by Slovakia and Poland. Most part of the park is within the boundary of Slovakia, while the other part is within Poland. Surrounded by a lot of trees, those beautiful lakes are the best places for lovers to come to swim in a quiet night. The scenery along the lakes can not be called to be peerless, but they are loved by those travellers who appreciate natural scenery.