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City / Municipality: Oravská Polhora, District: Námestovo
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Mountains: Orava Beskids (Oravské Beskydy)
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2.2.1849 - 8.11.1921) was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator, and for a short time, member of the Czechoslovak parliament. First, he wrote in a traditional style, but later became influenced by parnassism and modernism. A literary exhibition installed in a woodcutter's cottage under Babia Hora mountain. It is the first truly literary museum in Slovakia, dedicated to the poet's work. The exposition on the one hand imagines the environment from which the poet drew inspiration, and on the ...

City / Municipality: Dolný Kubín, District: Dolný Kubín
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Orava
Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (2.2.1849 - 8.11.1921) was a Slovak poet, dramatist, translator, and for a short time, member of the Czechoslovak parliament. First, he wrote in a traditional style, but later became influenced by parnassism and modernism. The exhibition is part of the P.O. Hviezdoslav Literary Museum, which was opened on 13 November 1954, the 33rd anniversary of Hviezdoslav's funeral. The museum is the oldest literary museum in Slovakia. It is housed in the historic building of the Čaplovič Library in Hviezdoslav Square in Dolný Kubín. The exhibition, in three rooms, brings ...

City / Municipality: Vychylovka, District: Čadca
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Kysuce
Mountains: Kysuce Highlands (Kysucká vrchovina)
Outdoor museum Vychylovka is located near the village Nová Bystrica, part Vychylovka in the Chmúra Valley, which is part of the Kysuce protected landscape area. The outdoor museum originated 11. October 1974 (he was the foundation stone), one of the main reasons for its creation was the construction of a new water reservoir Nová Bystrica. Its first task was to save the monuments of folk architecture of the villages namely Riečnica and Harvelka, that this building collapsed. In the exhibit is located 34 buildings, ...

City / Municipality: Medzilaborce, District: Medzilaborce
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Mountains: Laborec Highlands (Laborecká vrchovina)
The Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Medzilaborce, Slovakia, was established in 1991 by the American family of the artist Andy Warhol and the Slovak Ministry of Culture. Until 1996, AWMMA (the English-language acronym of the museum) was called The Warhol Family Museum of Modern Art. The museum's Andy Warhol Permanent Exhibition consists of 160 Warhol works of art, mostly drawings and silkscreens, as well as Warhol memorabilia. Also displayed are works by Andy Warhol's brother, Paul Warhol, and Paul Warhol's son, ...

City / Municipality: Bratislava, District: Bratislava V
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
One of the most romatic modern art museums in Europe - the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum - is located less than 20 km south of Bratislava. It was founded by the Dutch collector and patron of the arts Gerard Meulensteen and the Slovak gallerist Vincent Polakovič. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has arranged numerous exhibitions of leading figures of the Slovak, European and world art scene, including Joan Miró, Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Miroslav Cipár, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Kesserü Ilona, Rudolf Sikora, ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Pohronie - Lower Pohronie (Dolné Pohronie), Tekov
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Bethlehem in Banska Štiavnica – is ranked among the largest wooden Bethlehems in Slovakia. Shows the evolution, history, and traditions of one of the most beautiful towns in Slovakia  - Banska Stiavnica in wood-carving form. The author of  Bethlehem in Banska Štiavnica is Ing. Arch. Peter Chovan (born 1969), a native of a small village near Banská Štiavnica -  Dekýš. The current dimensions of  bethlehem are approx.: length 21 m,  width: 2.5 m, high: 3 m. There are about 800 characters -  and about 400 is moving. ...

City / Municipality: Závažná Poruba, District: Liptovský Mikuláš
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Liptov
Mountains: Low Tatras (Nízke Tatry)
Milan Rúfus (10.12.1928 - 11.01.2009) was a Slovak poet, essayist, translator, children's writer and academic. The house in which the poet and his sister Olga - known film director  grew up, got to the property the village Závažná Poruba after the death of Milan Rúfus mother - Zuzana Rúfusová. Milan Rúfus obtained for his literary work many prizes and awards. Rúfus, whose works have been translated into more than 20 languages, was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature many times since 1991. He became the first winner of the international Crane Summit Award for poetry 2008. As ...

City / Municipality: Svätý Anton, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Zvolensko - Podpoľanie
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Museum in St. Anthony (Svätý Anton) Owing to the unique integrity, authenticity and variability of collections, the entire complex of the manor house was declared national cultural monument in 1985 The manor house was originally built in baroque style as a two-wing building with arcades surrounding an open courtyard with a baroque stone fountain (detail can be seen in the picture of Apotheosis of Death of Mary Gabriella Kohary). Museum´s expositions present an overview of the contemporary aristocrasy housing, as ...

City / Municipality: Vlkolínec, District: Ružomberok
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Liptov
Mountains: Great Fatra (Veľká Fatra)
Vlkolínec, Slovakia, is a picturesque village under the administration of the town of Ružomberok. Historically, however, it was a separate village. The first written mention of the village came from 1376 and after 1882 it became part of Ružomberok. Vlkolínec is one of the Slovak villages that have been given the status of a folk architecture reservations. This status was granted because the village is an untouched and complex example of folk countryside architecture of the region of the Northern Carpathians.

City / Municipality: Strážky, District: Kežmarok
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
Tourist location: Spiš
Strážky mansion is National cultural monument in town Spišská Belá, in town section Strážky. The mansion was built in years 1570 - 1590 on the foundations of castle from 13th century. Originally Gothic mansion was rebuilt in the Renaissance style and in the 18th century was Baroque-Classicist modified. The Renaissance style dominates. Originally a three-winged building was built after a fire in 1708 into a square profile with an inner courtyard. In the mansion there are expositions of Slovak National Gallery, which ...

City / Municipality: Podolie, District: Nové Mesto nad Váhom
Region: Region Trenčín (Trenčiansky kraj)
Tourist location: Považie - Middle Váh region (Stredné Považie)
Park of miniatures in Podolie is a unique product of tourism in Slovakia. In the open-air exhibition there are currently 68 models of castles, chateaus, churches, chalets, lookouts and native homes. The aim of the park builders is to save  min. 4-5 objects of cultural heritage per year, made in appearance from the time of their greatest glory. Slovakia has always been rich in castles, chateaus, churches, cultural and historical monuments. Many of them were abolished, or they are in dismal state, few stones in the ...

City / Municipality: Bratislava, District: Bratislava I
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
In 1990, the SNG acquired the building of Esterházy Palace in Ľudovít Štúr Square in Bratislava. It is an adjacent multi-storied building in neo-Renaissance style, built during the 1970s by architect J. Feigler, Jr. It features typical neo-Renaissance elements, alluding to the Italian High Renaissance and especially the architecture of city palaces. This grand building, with preserved staircase, balconies, windows with triangular frontons and plastic bossage, was partially rebuilt in the 1920s. The legendary café Berlinka was located on the ground floor, its premises serving as 'column ...

City / Municipality: Bratislava
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
Slovak National Gallery - Water Barracks and the Bridge  is closed - in reconstruction. Estimated date of completion of the reconstruction is 20.06.2019. Water Barracks and the Bridge are part of the SNG complex in Bratislava that served for exhibition purposes.Water Barracks are the oldest part of the complex, where the institution began its operations. In the former building of city police on the Danube embankment (residence of Hungarian Sappers before then), used to be so-called Hygiene Museum after WWII, later the popular club Taranda used these premises. The building of the ...

City / Municipality: Zvolen, District: Zvolen
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Horehronie (Upper Hron River region / Horné Pohronie)
The medieval castle is currently the most extensive gallery in Slovakia. Its space offers visitors a large collection of old masters from the 13th to the 21th centuries. The halls of the ground and first floor are attractive exhibition spaces with a wealth of artistic types, themes and styles. Zvolen Castle was built for the Hungarian King Louis of Anjou in the final third of the 14th century, on the site of an older manor. Originally it served as the occasional seat of the royal court, and from 1424 it was part of ...

City / Municipality: Ružomberok, District: Ružomberok
Region: Region Žilina (Žilinský kraj)
Tourist location: Liptov
Ľudovít Fulla is one of the most prominent and original representatives in the history of Slovak art. His gallery in Ružomberok was founded as a result of an agreement between the artist and the state according to which Fulla donated a large collection of exhibits and the state built a gallery to house it, along with a studio and apartment. The implementation of the construction began in 1965 according to the design of Martin Kusý (implementation by Ing. Hatala) and on 2 July 1969 it was opened to the general public together with the collection of paintings which became part of the ...

City / Municipality: Pezinok, District: Pezinok
Region: Region Bratislava (Bratislavský kraj)
Tourist location: Bratislava and surroundings (Bratislava a okolie)
Mountains: Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty)
From 1997, the Collection of Naïve Art is permanently exhibited in the Gallery of Naïve Art in Schaubmar’s Mill in Pezinok, which is one of the technological and cultural monuments. Originally it used to be one of the largest watermills in Europe build during Baroque period. The Gallery, which belongs under the Slovak National Gallery, is the first and only of its kind in Slovakia. Besides the permanent exhibition of naïve art, the gallery regularly prepares monographic and thematic exhibitions, which deal with the broader conceptual and artistic background of the coexistence of ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Open Air Mining Museum (mining outdoor museum) is an exhibition on the surface and underground. Exhibition on the surface presents mining buildings and equipment moved here from various regions of Slovakia, educational geological exhibition and exhibition of quarrying and mining machines. Going down the Bartolomej shaft is still the most attractive. Dressed in a mining mantel, with a helmet and a lantern you will experience the conditions in which miners used to mine here long time ago. The tour will allow visitors ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
Glanzenberg, meaning Sparkling Hill, isn’t just the name of a hill above the town.It’s also the name of a hereditary mining tunnel – one of the oldest in the Banská Štiavnica region.Hereditary mining tunnels were used for draining the tunnels. They were called “hereditary”, because they had been built by several generations of miners. The longest one was about 16 km long. For many years it used to be the longest underground tunnel of Europe. Hereditary mining tunnel Glanzenberg, drilled just several meters under the main road, got famous because of numerous rulers and emperors of Vienna court who had visited it. Plaques in their honour were installed in the tunnel. One of its interesting features includes ...

City / Municipality: Banská Štiavnica, District: Banská Štiavnica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
The building of Berggericht with a rich history hides a valuable Mineralogical exhibition with more than four hundred minerals from the whole world. A short (75 m) and readily accessible mining tunnel Štôlňa Michal leads to its internal yard. The tunnel Michal is a good option in case of a short stay or families with children. Information centre can be found on the ground floor of the building. In the late 15th century, two stone townhouses used to stand at the place of today’s building placed in the north of Námestie ...

City / Municipality: Hodruša - Hámre, District: Žarnovica
Region: Region Banska Bystrica (Banskobystrický kraj)
Tourist location: Hont
Mountains: Štiavnica Mountains (Štiavnické vrchy)
The first written mention of the mine comes from 1378; however, it is likely to be more than 700 years old. It is a place where Hodruša mining started. Gold and silver ore had been exploited in this mine up to 1950. In old times the university professors of Mining Academy in Banská Štiavnica were speaking about its unique interior with honour, calling it a Schoolbook of Mining. In some underground passages visitors can perceive the atmosphere of the place on their own. Those are places where old miners used to work. ...

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