Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, lies on the borders with Austria and Hungary. That makes it the only capital in the world bordering two countries.
The highest statue of a horse in the world, measuring almost 9 meters in height and made of stainless steel is located in the Sport and Congress Center in Samorín-Cilistov.
Slovakia is in Central Europe, with a population of 5.45 million people. Its capital is Bratislava, and their currency is Euro. The official language in Slovakia is Slovak.
They celebrate many holidays including:
- Day of the Establishment of the Slovak Republic (Jan 1)
- Three Kings’ Day (Jan 6)
- Good Friday (Date Varies)
- Easter Monday (Date Varies)
- Labour Day (May 1)
- Day of victory over fascism (May 8)
- St Cyril and Methodius Day (Jul 5)
- Slovak National Uprising Day (Aug 29)
- Constitution Day (Sep 1)
- Day of Our Lady of Sorrows (Sep 15)
- All Saints’ Day (Nov 1)
- Day of Freedom and Democracy (Nov 17)
- Christmas Eve (Dec 24)
- Christmas Day (Dec 25)
- St. Stephen’s Day (Dec 26)
It has seven world heritage sites including:
- Bardejov Town Conservation Reserve
- Historic Town of Banská Štiavnica and the Technical Monuments in its Vicinity
- Levoča, Spišský Hrad and the Associated Cultural Monuments
It also has nine national parks including:
- Veľká Fatra National Park
- Malá Fatra National Park
- Low Tatras National Park
- Muránska planina National Park
Want to learn more? Check out Slovakia’s tourism website!