en.infoglobe.cz » SK, Nitra Region – A Region of Geothermal Springs III

SK, Nitra Region – A Region of Geothermal Springs III

Published: 21.2.2021
Today we will go to the Nitra region for the last time. This time we will take you to the mysterious catacombs, introduce you to the amazing Ponitran cycle route and do not miss tips on trips.

An interesting walk does not always have to take place on the surface. What if you took your family on a trip underground for a change? A very interesting and at the same time instructive can be, for example, a visit to the catacombs of Nové Zámky, which survived the rage of Hitler and the inappropriate behavior of the communists, who turned these unique corridors under the monastery and square into a vegetable warehouse.Nové Zámky

As part of the restitution in the 1990s, the catacombs returned to the hands of the Franciscans, who made them available to the public under certain conditions. Whether you are an individual or a group, you can always arrange a tour with them. You just need to realize that this is not a commonly accessible monument. At present, the only entrance to the catacombs is located in the monastery, so you can plan the time of the tour in advance in agreement with the superior of the monastery or one of the brothers.

Nitra Bikeway

The Nitra region can also be recognized from the saddle of a bicycle. The Ponitran cycle route measures approximately 80 kilometers and passes through the Tribeč Mountains. Its part begins and ends in one of the most beautiful cities in Slovakia, the regional city of Nitra. This is a moderately demanding route.


Cycling enthusiasts will be guided around important historical monuments, but it also offers a wide selection of various leisure activities and attractions. Pleasant stops are, for example, the church of St. Štěpán above the village of Kolíňany from the 11th century or a recreational area by the lake in the village of Jelenec. From there you can jump to the interesting ruins of Gýmeš Castle.


The bike path continues to the village of Kostoľany pod Tribečem, where you can visit the national cultural monument Church of St. Jiří. It continues through Ladice, Zlaté Moravce to Topoľčianky, which is one of the most visited localities in the Nitra region. The Topoľčany chateau with an extensive park, the National Stud Farm and also the bison game reserve are definitely worth a visit.

Dražovce (kostelík)

Subsequently, the cycle route continues to the mountain village of Skýcov, where there is a natural open-air museum with lime kilns and the tourist nature trail Vápenný vrch. From there it crosses through the Tribeč Mountains to the village of Solčany and then from the other side the mountains return to Nitra. The last stop could be the Romanesque church of St. Michael in Dražovce, dating from the 12th century.

Tips for Trips

The region around Nitra offers many interesting places. One of them is Tesárské Mlyňany with a unique arboretum, which on an area of 67 hectares offers to see over 2,300 woody plants from all over Europe and from various parts of America, Africa and Asia.

Tesárské Mlyňany   Tesárské Mlyňany

For lovers of good beer, meteorology or stars, Hurbanovo is an ideal destination. If you go to the southern borders of the region, at the confluence of the Danube and Váh lies the town of Komárno, offering an unusual courtyard of Europe, representing typical architecture from different parts of Europe, or a unique pentagonal defense system consisting of several fortresses, advanced polygonal bastions. embankments, moats and other objects that served military purposes almost until the end of the 20th century.


Another attractive locality is the karst cave Čertova pec, which is freely accessible to the general public. It is important from an archaeological and paleontological point of view, as the oldest signs of cave settlement in Slovakia were found here.


Čertová pec

GPS: 47°59'10.1"N 18°09'48.9"E (Nové Zámky)

Text: Infoglobe

Photos: Oskár Mažgút, Pixabay.com, Matouš Vinš, Jozef Dovičin, Roman Tvarožka, Mgr. Anna Nociarová, Jiří Výborný

Discussion at the article (0)

Related Articles

SK, Nitra II. – A Road to the Castle I
Published: 21.5.2015
A week ago we have encountered Nitra’s history and present. Today we go for a day-long trip the highlight of which is Nitransky castle.

SK, Nitra I – Mother of Slovakia
Published: 13.5.2015
Today we visit city called the mother of all Slovakian cities- Nitra. We decided to spend some number of days in this city to learn about it as much as possible. It is spread over seven hills, and has magnificent nature, sights, and interesting history.

SK, Hurbanovo I – Tilt Your Eyes to the Sky
Published: 26.5.2019
This time we will visit a small town whose name is mentioned daily in Slovakia in the weather reports. In addition to its predictions, it is also known for its observatory, which is the oldest in Slovakia and allows to uncover the secrets of the night sky.

SM: Hurbanovo, Bohatá District – On Beer and History
Published: 9.6.2019
Only a few kilometers from the border with Hungary, a city was established, which, thanks to its golden water, became known outside Slovakia. If you visit Hurbanovo, your local brewery will certainly not escape your eye and smell. However, did you know that just behind its walls it is a breath of history? So come along with us to see these two interconnected worlds.

Hungary: Komarom – A Town on the Right Bank of the Danube
Published: 23.10.2013
Once one city on the Danube, now two separate cities in two different states. One on Slovak - Komárno and one in neighboring Hungary - Komárom. And the city of Komárom today we head for knowledge of His beauty and rich history.

Southern Slovakia: Komárno - border town on the bank of the Danube I.
Published: 8.3.2012
In the most southern and warmest regions of Slovakia lies the picturesque town of Komárno, where live about 36 thousand inhabitants.

SK, Tesarske Mlynany – Unique Arboretum
Published: 4.12.2016
Today we visit the town of Tesarske Mlynany in the district of Zlate Moravce. The town is situated on both riverbanks of the Zitava River. It is a home to a Roman-Catholic church built in 1763, a 1841 chapel, and recently renovated granary which hosues a museum today and one unusual attraction

SR: Nové Zámky - A City That is Worth To Visit
Published: 30.8.2012
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.

SK, Radosina: Certova Pec Nature Sight – VIDEO
Published: 12.12.2017
Autumn is nearing its peak. Before winter starts, we set out ot Topolcany district, to Radosin town which became famous thanks to Radosin Naive Theater. Today, we are not going to visit the town itself but the nature sight of Certova Pec.

SK, Topolcany – Unusual Town
Published: 25.10.2017
This time we visit the Region of Nitra where the town of Topolcany, a home to 26 thousand, is situated.

SK, Bike Trips Below the Tatras
Published: 2.9.2020
We have good news for all lovers of cycling and cycling! Recently, two interesting cycle books were published mapping somewhat unusual routes around Slovakia.

Related Photogallery

SK: Certova Pec Nature Sight
Near Radosin there is a unique nature site of  Certova Pec. The kars cave is freely accessible to...

SK, Drazovce – A Romantic Church
One of Nitra's borroughts boasts unique Romanesque church of Archangel Michael constructed in the...

SK: Nove Zamky  – Town which Surprises You
Nove Zamky is a district capital situated on the Nitra river. There are cultural landmarks, sport...

SK, Nitra - City at Zobor
The city of Nitra is one of the oldest Slovakian cities. There are important landmarks serving as...

Related Videos

SK, Topolčianky: A Tourist Gem of Tekova
Under the slopes of Pohronský Inovec and the Tríbeč Mountains, the town of Topolčianky stretches ...

SK, Drazovce – Mystical Landmark
Once an independent town, today a borrough of Nitra – Dražovce. Drazovce features traditional hou...


Czech republic


We were awarded the certificate even thanks to you!

Dôveryhodná firma 2017



Important Information:

Information and warnings on travelling abroad is to be found HERE.

Mobile application:

aplikácia Infoglobe

stiahnuť zadarmo pre Androidstiahnuť zadarmo pre iPhone



Today:tuesday 30. 5. 2023
tuesday 30.5.
14 °C
wednesday 31.5.
12 °C

TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.


TIP: INFOGLOBE app is available for your device, download HERE.