Photo Essays

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.


Bratislava Skyline

The skyline of the old part of Bratislava as seen from across the River Danube.

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.

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Piestany Thermia

Opened in 1912, the Art Nouveau-style spa Thermia is one of the grandest in Piešťany.

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.

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Orava Castle

Orava Castle View

Orava Castle, one of Slovakia’s most beautiful, perched high above the Orava River.

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.

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Liptovský Mikuláš

Mikulas Setting

Liptovský Mikuláš is set in a broad valley with mountain ranges rising on both sides.

Situated in one of the beauty spots of Slovakia, Liptovský Mikuláš played a major role in the Slovak National Awakening of the 19th century. It and its surrounding villages were also the home of the Pálka family for almost three centuries.

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