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Central Slovakia is situated about 220 miles (354 kilometers) east of Bratislava, the national capital, and approximately 90 miles (145 kilometers) southeast of Krakow.
The city is filled with several historical castles, which are interesting to visit with their towers and thick walls. New Castle and Budatin Castle are both offering excellent views of the area. If you would like to continue the stories about long-ago heroes continue on to the Kremnica Castle and the Oravsky Castle.
When visiting Central Slovakia escape to one of its beautiful gardens and parks. Set aside a few hours to discover Strbske Pleso, Liptovsky Mara or Kukucinov Park, some of the best local parks for those seeking a little relaxation.
Central Slovakia offers a number of busy gathering places. Freedom Square, Trinity Square and Hviezdoslavovo Square are amongst the most photographed examples of these.
Learn something new in Central Slovakia by spending some time at the Galeria P.M. Bohuna. Take advantage of the quiet atmosphere, ask the staff about any special events, grab something from the gift shop or just explore the lovingly crafted exhibits.
Take a trip to Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology, if you are interested in how this region evolved over time. Examine the variety of preserved plant and animal species on display while you make your way through the museum’s hallways.
To get inspired, go and see the Slovak Mining Museum - Jozef Kollar Gallery, one of the most popular museums in Central Slovakia. Admire the building, browse the various galleries and try the interactive exhibits.
The Saint Catherine Church is a well-preserved religious building that is well worth checking out. Walk around this captivating building, understand its history and discover why it is so popular with tourists.
In addition to city parks, the local area also has several larger nature reserves which offer picturesque landscapes and remarkable flora and fauna. Stretch your legs at Demanovska Jaskyna Slobody and savor getting back to nature and away from the urban streets.
Head to Lake Orava, a picturesque spot where people like to retreat and dip their toes in the water. Follow the water’s edge and try to spot some birds or simply enjoy the area’s unique beauty.
Located in the heart of Zilina, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Marianske Namestie and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Budatin Castle. Sulov Rocks and Povazsky Hrad Castle Ruins are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Located in the heart of Banska Stiavnica, this pension is within a 10-minute walk of Holy Church of St. Catherine, Trinity Square and Slovak Mining Museum - Jozef Kollar Gallery. New Castle is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) away.
Situated in Viglas, this spa hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Vigsassky Zamok and within 12 miles (20 km) of Ludovita Stura Park and Zvolen Church. Forestry and Timber Museum and Borova Hora Arboretum are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Located near the slopes, this Demanovska Dolina hotel is in the mountains, 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Demänovská Cave of Liberty, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Opalisko Zavazna Poruba and Liptovsky Mara. Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology and Galeria P.M. Bohuna are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Located near the airport, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Golf and Country Club Hron, Ludovita Stura Park, and Borova Hora Arboretum. Forestry and Timber Museum and Zvolen Church are also within 6 miles (10 km).
Situated in Zilina, this hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Marianske Namestie and 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Budatin Castle. Sulov Rocks and Martina Benka Museum are also within 20 miles (32 km).
Located in the heart of Banska Bystrica, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Golf and Country Club Hron, Harmanecká Cave and Ludovita Stura Park. Zvolen Church and Forestry and Timber Museum are also within 12 miles (20 km).
Located in the mountains, this Donovaly hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 1 mi (2 km) of Habakuky, Donovaly Snow Park and Donovalkovo. Gothal and Harmanecká Cave are also within 16 mi (25 km).