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SK, Nitra – The Oldest Town in Slovakia
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Less than 100 km from Bratislava you will find historically significant Nitra, it was even one of the centers of the Great Moravian Empire. The dominant feature is certainly the Nitra Castle, in whose area there are several important monuments - the Romanesque Basilica of St. Jimrama or Bishop's Palace. Under the castle you will find the church and monastery of St. Peter and Paul and the Church of the Virgin Mary. However, it is worth mentioning, because the city is surrounded by one of the Slovak wine regions and here begins the Ponitří Protected Landscape Area.
The village of Topolčianky, surrounded by the slopes of Pohronský Inovec and the Tríbeč Mountains, stretches along the old Slavic road that led from the lower Pohronie to the upper Nitra. The town with more than 2800 inhabitants offers to see a beautiful castle, the National Stud Farm and the Zubří Zoo. So let's go for a walk.
In the south of Slovakia, less than 100 kilometers east of Bratislava, you will find a picturesque town with the same name on the Nitra River. It played an important role in Slovak history and many monuments have been preserved to this day. Let's have a look at the most interesting places together.
In the southwestern Slovakia lies the Nitra Region, whose natural border with Hungary is the Danube River. It is one of the warmest and at the same time one of the driest areas in Slovakia. It has an important place in history, because its metropolis, ancient Nitra, played an important role in shaping the Slovak nation, its culture and education.
The district city of Nové Zámky originally built on the marshes, is situated on the banks of the river of Nitra and in addition to the city's cultural heritage offers its residents and visitors a wealth of sports and leisure centres, which are characteristic of it.
The castle that once guarded the Vah river valley is easy to spot. It would be a missed oportunity to not to make a stop there. The town of Trencin itself is worth a trip. Throughout the centuries the city, one of the three oldest in Slovakia, emerged around the castle. Today we take a closer look at it.