Dear gentleman, we would love to show you around our beautiful country!
Slovakia is a small but charming country in Central Europe.
It has a population of over five million and an area of about 49,000 square kilometres. Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south.
After the 10th century territory of nowadays Slovakia was gradually integrated into the Hungarian Empire which itself became part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire or Habsburg Empire.
After WWI and the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the nation of Slovaks and Czechs established their mutual state - Czechoslovakia.
The present-day Slovakia became an independent state on 1 January 1993 after the peaceful dissolution of Czechoslovakia.
ABOUT SLOVAKIA IN DETAILLED INFO:
CAPITAL AND BIGGEST CITY: Bratislava
2nd BIGGEST CITY: Kosice (east of Slovakia)
POPULATION: 5 397 036
WHERE: in Central Europe
BORDERS WITH: Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Ukraine and Hungary
WHAT TO SEE: Bojnice Castle, High Tatras, Dobšinská Ice Cave, Domica, Gombasek Cave, Jasovská Cave, wooden altar by Master Paul in the Church of St. Jacob in Levoča and many other fantastic attractions
TYPICAL FOOD: Bryndzove halusky, bryndzové pirohy, kapustnica, jaternica
DRINKS: wines, beers and spirits (Slivovica, Hruskovica, Ceresnovica, Borovicka...)
SPORTS: Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey World Championships - 1 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze medal), Whitewater slalom is the most successful Olympic sport in modern-day Slovakia ()
HOW TO GET TO SLOVAKIA: Bratislava's M. R. Štefánik Airport is the main international airport in Slovakia. Vienna airport and Budapest airport are very close and easy to get to.
Slovakia is a member state of the European Union, Eurozone, Schengen Area, NATO, the United Nations, the OECD and the WTO
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and, with a population of about 500,000, the country's largest city. Bratislava is situated on river Danube.
Bratislava is the political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia. It is the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the Slovak Executive.
Bratislava is a modern cityt, but there are some great places to visit and see:
Michael's Gate: is the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. Gate was built about the year 1300. The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.
The Grassalkovich Palace: built around 1760, is now the residence of the Slovak president.
Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral: built in the 13th–16th centuries, which served as the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1563 and 1830.