Bratislava is the capital, the largest city, and the economic hub of Slovakia. In earlier centuries it was the capital and the coronation city of the Kingdom of Hungary. There is much in Bratislava to reflect this history.
Slovakia is rich in history, in natural beauty, and in architectural and artistic heritage. The photographs in these collections provide brief glimpses of this richness.
Famed for its healing waters and mud baths, the spa town of Piešťany, some 50 miles northeast of Bratislava, is frequented by many Slovaks and also international visitors.
Orava Castle is one of the finest examples of the many fortifications that were constructed on the territory of today’s Slovakia as bastions against the Ottoman Turks and in numerous internecine wars.