Slovakia

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2007 - Travel - 328 pages
Slovakia is one of the last of Central Europe's secrets to be discovered by travelers, and having joined the European Union in 2004, is now in a better position than ever to show what it has to offer. Impressively situated on the Danube, the capital, Bratislava, boasts stunningly restored baroque, rococo, and art nouveau buildings. Beyond the capital visitors will find a country packed with architectural gems, the renowned wooden churches of the Presov region, imposing fortresses, romantic castles, and medieval ruins--all within easy reach thanks to an excellent transportation system. Features include: *History and culture *Detailed coverage of Bratislava *Slovakia's art and architectural heritage, from restored buildings in Bratislava to historic castles, elegant chateaux, medieval towns and preserved folk villages *Hiking, skiing, cycling, whitewater rafting, wine tasting, and more
 

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Contents

Practical Information
21
PART TWO THE GUIDE
67
Bratislava Region
111
Chapter S Tmava Region
129
Trencin Region 1
153
Nitra Region
173
Zilina Region
195
Banska Bystrica Region
229
Presov Region
253
Kosice Region
287
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About the author (2007)

Lucy Mallows is a freelance travel writer and translator presently working in Brussels. She contributes to many international dailies and magazines and has written for all the top travel publishers on countries from Estonia to Portugal. She is an expert on Central Europe, having studied Russian, Czech and Spanish at university before living and working in Budapest for 12 years. She speaks six foreign languages, including Slovak. She first visited Slovakia in 1982 and returns regularly. She is the author of Bradt's Bratislava and Transylvaniaguides.

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