Each snowflake consists of six parts of crystals; each of them represents a secret, while the seventh secret is the snowflake itself. Number 7 is a symbol of good fortune. He can remind people of the seven wonders of the world. Slovakia, a tourist country, has its own seven secrets. Throughout the year, it shows its great charm to people from all over the world: long history, natural wilderness, comfortable resort, abundant cultural and entertainment resources, and the most important secret: hospitable native people.

(1) Bratislava

The architecture here gives people a simple and unadorned impression at first glance. However, if you walk through the entire city, you will be impressed by the avenues lined with classical-style houses. Those simple, undecorated squares have a simple and charming style. This city is really a charming place. The civilization here dates back to ancient times. 2000 years ago there were primitive towns built by the Celts. Then the Romans built their military camps here, while the Slavs began to settle here in the 6th century AD In 1291 AD. C., the city was considered as a city of freedom, which is the most significant event that happened here. From then on, the center of this city served as the coronation place for the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Hungary. More than 300 blocks of buildings here witnessed many historical events. In total there were 11 kings and 8 queens crowned here. Near the square in the center of the city, there is a coronation road that recorded the glory of this city. It is paved with 178 copper plates decorated with crowns on the ground.

(2) St. Martin’s Cathedral

St. Martin’s Cathedral was crowned a holy church in 1452 AD. The highest part of its chancel reaches 18.5 meters. The clock tower is 85 meters high. The surprising thing is that there is a two-square-meter gold-plated table in the clock tower. On this table is a gilded duplicate of the crown of the King of Hungary, weighing about 300 kilometers. During World War I, the five bells were melted down to build cannons. The only surviving bell weighs about 2 tones. In a word, you can find many amazing things here.

Bratislava castle is also a wonder during those periods. In the past, it was a relatively small castle owned by a Slavic duke. It then became an administrative place for the kingdom’s capital and eventually became the residence of the imperial minister. Until 1811, a catastrophic fire occurred, causing the Bratislava castle to turn into a heap of ruins.

The reconstruction and decoration take place 150 years after that disaster. The current castle contains the reception hall of the Councils of the Slovak Republic. The castle is characterized by four tower rooms. This architectural style dates back to the period between 1635 and 1649. The castle stands 85 meters above the Danube River. You can see the entire city from each observatory.

The Archbishop’s Palace is truly a treasure among the classic architectures of Bratislava. After the Slavkov war, France, which was under the reign of Napoleon, sighed the Pressburg Peace Treaty with Austria in the Hall of Mirrors of the Archbishop’s Palace. Now, there is a reception room of the mayor of Bratislava, in which six pieces of tapestry from the 17th century can be seen. At the main gate, there is a cardinal’s hat that is 1.8 meters in diameter, but weighs around 150 kilograms.

(3) World Cultural Heritage

Slovakia has many cultural heritages that will probably make other Central European countries admire. This benefits from the deep human civilization here. I would like to introduce you to Maria Theresa, who is a great lady considered to be the mother of Austria. She was crowned in the St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. During the years between 1563 and 1830, there were a total of 11 Hungarian kings and 9 queens crowned in St. Martin’s Cathedral and Franciscan churches, including Maria Theresa. Today, it has become a historical site that attracts many tourists.

Banska Stiavnica

In addition to the technical resources of mining, Stiavnica has abundant water resources and other resources. It has been called “silver city” because there were several silver mines. You can easily find that this city is quite rich if you look at those 215 National Historic Cities. Here there are two late Gothic cathedrals every 500 meters. It became the third largest city in the Kingdom of Hungary in the 18th century. A unique water system was built from the 16th to the 18th century. This system contains 60 man-made water bodies that make the horizontal drains and water channels become an integrity. Under the ground of this city there are several levels of water channels with the deepest place at a depth of 900 meters. There are many kinds of architectures and sights on the ground where tourists can mine for themselves.

(4) Warehouses

The caves in Slovakia are unique in the world because there are few countries in the world that can have so many karst caves, which attract almost 650,000 tourists every year from all over the world. For several decades, dozens of caves have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, among which there is a Slovenian cave complex built of more than 400 caves. In addition, there is the highest crystalline rock in the world settled around a mineral spring. It stands 32.6 meters tall and has been listed in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Domica Cave, located near Ple ivec, a small town in Slovakia, is one of the largest discovered caves in Slovakia. It meanders 5 kilometers underground and extends to the Hungarian border, being part of the Hungarian Aggtelek National Park. 35,000 years ago, there were people who lived in Domica cave. It has been open to the public since 1932. It took shape due to the erosion of the underground river and Domicky. When the water in the underground river is rich enough, you can take a boat to enjoy the beautiful scenery of those caves.

(5) Castles

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 government protection. These castles not only bear witness to the long history, but are also used for many beneficial cultural activities, such as cultural festivals, competitions, martial arts demonstrations, fairs, music concerts, and romantic weddings.

castle of trencin

Trencin Castle is one of the largest castle groups in Slovakia and is located on the highest point in the city of Trencin and in the entire Vah River district. It is built on the basis of the primitive Great Moravian castle. The exterior form of Trencin Castle originates from the local nobility in the 13th century. In 1790 AD, the city of Trencin suffered a great fire that spread to the entire castle and ruined the castle. Although the ground floor was renovated, the reconstruction of the entire castle had not started until the 1950s.

red stone castle

Red Stone Castle is the best preserved Renaissance-style fortress architecture in Slovakia. Its huge base and architectural style are unique in all of Europe. This castle is the most visited castle in Slovakia. It is also recognized as one of the most beautiful castles in Slovakia.

(6) Spring

Slovakia was once famous for its mineral water and hot springs. Every year more and more foreign tourists come to Slovakia to receive spa services for the sake of health and beauty.

The oldest spring Kurhaus

The oldest spring Kurhaus in Slovakia is located in Bardejov. The preserved written records show that at the beginning of the year 1217, the people of Bardejov used the spring for therapy.

The most famous spring town in Slovakia

Piestany, a spa located along the bank of the Vah River, is the most famous spring town in Slovakia. It is a place covered with large trees, small gardens, a straight and wide path of sand, and orderly and exquisite architecture. The spring temperature 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 the Tatra Mountain is not famous in the world, it is a unique landscape in Europe because it contains so much natural beauty in a relatively small area. The Tatra Mountains National Park is jointly built by Slovakia and Poland. Most of the park is within the borders of Slovakia, while the other part is within Poland. Surrounded by a large number of trees, these beautiful lakes are the best places for lovers to come for a swim on a calm night. The landscape along the lakes cannot be called incomparable, but they are loved by those travelers who appreciate the natural landscape.

(7) Wooden houses

Like all countries in Europe, tourists can see many churches in Slovakia. As the northernmost province of the Roman Empire and the central area of ​​Hungary for hundreds of years, those ancient castles in Slovakia carry mysterious stories. Those cultural relics that survive the invasion of Napoleon’s forces are truly amazing. But the most impressive thing here are the wooden churches and wooden villages. The wooden village is located in Cicmany, where all the houses are made of wood. On the walls of these houses there are painted white squares that look like primitive totem poles. These architectures seem to be a kind of special plant that grows from underground and lives in harmony with nature.

Compared to neighbors like Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic who want to recapture past glory, Slovakia strikes me as a place without spiritual burden. He is carefree and charming as if he is an ordinary people without power. But he still leads a happy life. This less splendid kind of life is admired by those ambitious people. He is like a charmingly naive mole who is often bullied by other animals. But he never feels nervous. You just have to solve these problems with your wisdom and lead a happy life with your own shovel.

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