Slovakia is a nation situated in the Central Europe that has an area of about 49,000 km². This landlocked country has a population of about five million people and it is considered to be an advanced economy. Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia. Most of the people living in this country are Slovaks.

In fact, more than 4/5th of the populations are Slovaks and the other people living in the country are of Hungarian origin. Slovak and Hungarian are spoken in the country but the Slovak is its official language.

The constitution of the country allows freedom of religion and most of the people in this country are Roman Catholics.

About 2/3rd of the population follows Roman Catholicism but not all these people go to Church on a regular basis. Slovakia is sometimes referred to as Tatra Tiger. The economy has changed from a planned economy to an economy driven by the market forces.

The banking sector of the country has been privatized and the number of foreign investments has also increased tremendously. The country’s medieval castles, mountains, natural landscapes, caves, ski resorts and spas are some of the things that attract the tourists to Slovakia.

In the year 2006, the number of tourists to Slovakia was more than 1.6 million people.

  • 10

    Banska Stiavnica

    Banska Stiavnica 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 Stiavnica Mountains.

  • 7

    Beckov Castle (Ruins)

    Beckov Castle is a castle in ruins located near the village of Beckov in Nove Mesto nad Vahom District, Trencin Region, western Slovakia.

  • 1

    Biely Kamen Castle (Ruins), Svaty Jur

    The castle of Biely Kamen was mentioned for the first time in 1217. It was the seat of the counts of Svaty Jur until 1609, when they moved to a more comfortable manor house in the town.

  • 1

    Blatnica Castle (Ruins)

    Blatnica Castle is a Gothic castle whose ruins are situated near the village of Blatnica, on the foot of the Greater Fatra Range in Slovakia.

  • 1

    Blh Castle (Ruins)

    Blh (Velky Blh) castle was built in the 13th century. In 1323 it was renovated in the Gothic style and in 1483 it was extended and fortifications were added.

  • 10

    Bojnice Castle

    Bojnice Castle is a medieval castle in Bojnice, Slovakia. It is a Romantic castle with some original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12th century.

  • 10

    Borsa Castle

    Borsa Castle was built after the Tatar invasion (13th century) by the king Belo IV. Its history is not known very good, we only know, that castle was owned by many families (Perin, Polonyi, Lorantffy, Rakoczi and others).

  • 1

    Botany Castle (Ruins)

    About castle in Botany almost no information. It located in the village Botany. In the years 1648-1650 was in its place built mansion.

  • 10

    Bratislava Castle

    Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava.

  • 2

    Brekov Castle (Ruins)

    Brekov Castle is a ruined Gothic and Renaissance era stone castle above the village of Brekov in Humennr District, Presov Region, Slovakia.

  • 2

    Budatin Castle

    The Budatin Castle is a castle in north-western Slovakia, near the city of Zilina, where the Kysuca river flows into the Vah river.

  • 1

    Budmerice Mansion (Budmerice Castle)

    The mansion built at the end of the 19th century by the Palffy family is dominating the village, where people lived since the New Stone Age. Budmerice Mansion (Budmerice Castle).

  • 3

    Bytca Castle

    Bytca Castle was originally built as a water castle by Pongrac Szentmiklosi in the 13th century and rebuilt between 1571 and 1574 in Renaissance style by Ferenc Thurzo.

  • 1

    Bzovik Fortress

    Founded by Lampert from family Hunt-Poznanyi together with son Nikolas and wife Zofia, sister of King Ladislav. The monastery church was built in the first half of the 12th century, despite its mention for the first time in written records in 1285.

  • 1

    Cachtice Castle (Ruins)

    The Cachtice Castle is a castle ruin in Slovakia next to the village of Cachtice. It stands on a hill featuring rare plants, and has been declared a national nature reserve for this reason.

  • 10

    Castle building (The Palace), Bratislava Castle

    The castle building includes four towers (one on each corner) and a courtyard with a 80 m (260 ft) deep water well. The largest and tallest tower is the Crown Tower on the southwest corner.

  • 1

    Chonkovce Castle (Ruins)

    Chonkovce Castle (Ruins). Castle is mentioned in 1418, however, this is the last mention of the castle.

  • 1

    Cicava Castle (Ruins)

    Cicava Castle was built in 1309-1316. The castle did not survive the last Rakoczis rebellion in 1711 when it was damaged. Cicava Castle (Ruins).

  • 10

    Devin Castle

    Devin Castle is a castle in Devin, which is a borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Owing to its strategic position, the cliff (altitude of 212 meters) at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers was an ideal place for a fort.

  • 2

    Dolna Krupa Manor house and park

    The Dolna Krupa village is situated in the promontory of the Small Carpathians mountains, in the valley of the river Krupa. In the center of the village lies the Dolna Krupa Manor house built in classical style with a large English park.

  • 1

    Dolna Micina Manor House

    The fortified Manor House built in Gothic style in the second half of 16th century. In 1667 rebuilt in Renaissance style. It has three floors with four towers in each corner. Dolna Micina Manor House.

  • 1

    Dragon's Castle (Ruins), Borinka

    The Dragon's Castle also, Castle Snake, Snake Castle is a castle ruins on the hill above the valley Uboc of Stupava (Borinka) stream at an altitude of 370 m above sea level.

  • 1

    Early baroque manor house, Dubnica nad Vahom

    The manor house was built in 1670 in early baroque style on renaissance basis. It was being extended from 1719 to 1730. The building has two floors and it is made of two sections both with two wings and central court.

  • 3

    Filakovo Castle (Ruins)

    Built on volcanic rock, Filakovo Castle and the town beneath it are located near the border between Slovakia and Hungary.