Trnava

In this region, rich from a cultural and historical point of view, the climate conditions and natural conditions favor summer activities and water cures (Piestany). The number of hotels is growing, especially with a wellness focus.

Trnava

Trnava is an important center of West Slovakia and is one of Slovakia's oldest cities (13th century). During the period of the Turkish invasions, it was a religious center of Hungary, and became, as early as in the 17th century, a university town. Numerous buildings from this era earned Travna the nickname of "The Slovak Rome". This historic center was surrounded by medieval town walls (Gothic). The old university occupies the northwestern part of the Old Town. The visitor can also admire the Clarist convent, the University Church of St. John the Baptist and the Franciscan Church of St. James. The Cathedral of St. Nicholas, constructed in the area around the fortifications in the second half of the 14th century, deserves special attention. There are several other churches to visit in the city and also the Archbishop's Palace. Museums and Art Galleries: Galeria Jana Koniarka (sculptor), the Museum of Book Culture (works by A. Bernolak, J. Fandly and J.I. Bajza), the University, the West Slovakia Museum.

Piestany

Located 35 kilometers to the north of Trnava is Piestany, the best known spa resort in Slovakia. Visitors come from all over the world to take advantage of the warm springs, notably for treatment of neuropathy problems. The hotels and tourist accommodations are everything you would expect from a top quality spa resort. It's a "must" on your list.

Near Piestany is Lake Slnava where you can enjoy water sports during the summer months. Plan a visit, too, to the castle of Cerveny Kamen (red stone) which is one of the most popular tourist sites in Slovakia.