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The Slovak Republic or Slovakia popularly referred to as the “Country at the Heart of Europe” is located exactly at the geographic center of Europe. The country is found within the boundaries of Ukraine, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic and Hungary. Slovakia is a modern European country but still observes deep rural tradition.
Why Visit Slovakia
There are three main reasons why many want to visit Slovakia. The country has beautiful landscapes, caves, mountains and medieval castles. It also has a very dramatic history and it is a great place to relax. You will be amused and amazed with the souvenirs you can get from Slovakia. They have carved wooden figures, dolls dressed in their folk costumes, decorated hatchets referred to as valaskas, crystal glasses, wooden pitchers called crpaks, folk instruments they call fujaras and ceramic objects among the souvenirs sold by shops run by ÚĽUV (Ústredie ľudovej umeleckej výroby – translated as Center of Folk Art Production).
Places to See and Festivals to Celebrate
Slovakia has many castles and chateaux that range from simple ruins to well preserved fully furnished livable castles and visitors who are into medieval history could have a feel of how it is living in them even for a short while. The country also has wooden architecture like churches that have been well preserved up to this time.
While in Slovakia, you might as well join and enjoy their Mardi Gras or Fasiangy where the folks street dance in masks and feast on food and drinks. They also have the Vinobranie in celebration of their wine harvest. For fun and enjoyment the medieval way, come and visit Slovakia.
If you find Slovakia’s places interesting and their festivals fun, you might as well have Skiddoo book a flight for you to Slovakia. The trip will be worth it.