Trnava

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Elegantly simple Slovakian architecture, charming town squares and a historic university make the small town of Trnava a rewarding and peaceful destination.

Just moments away from the popular capital city of Bratislava lies the university town of Trnava, a fascinating and welcoming destination in its own right. Prepare to be greeted by the warm welcome of locals at community events and to spend hours enjoying the historical sights of this storied town.

Explore a historic town center that could date back as far as the late 9th century, making Trnava one of the oldest towns in Slovakia. The town’s boom era was during the 16th century, when it enjoyed commercial success and growing religious importance.

Follow the trail of the Town Walls, which provides a vantage point over the town center, or climb the City Tower. Some stretches of the walls date back to the 13th century, while the tower is a Gothic masterpiece from 1574. The best views of the tower are from the spacious town square, which is surrounded by cafés and restaurants with outdoor seating.

Stroll around the Trnava University buildings in the town, including the impressive University Church. The educational institution dates back to 1635 and the church contains a famous wooden altar from 1640. Today, modern university facilities sit alongside traditional buildings.

Marvel at the two cylindrical towers and yellow façade of St. Nicholas Minster. Trnava’s cathedral is a 17th-century structure built around an older, 14th-century church. Head inside the church to admire the religious artwork and to listen to music during the Trnava Organ Festival in August.

Join in the celebrations of the Traditional Trnava Fair, which takes place over the second weekend in September. Musical performances, street theater and food stalls bring the town to life in a lively and welcoming event.

Trnava is a 25-minute train ride or 45-minute drive away from central Bratislava and can be visited as daytrip from Slovakia’s capital. Come here for longer, however, to better appreciate the town’s culture and pace of life. Visit in spring and fall for clear weather or come in winter to see the sights under a blanket of snow.

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3 out of 5
Vladimira Clementisa 13, Trnava
The price is ¥6,103 per night from Sep 19 to Sep 19
Located in the center of Trnava, this family-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Basilika Minor St. Nikolaus, Trnava Synagogue, and Trnava St. John ...
3.4/5Good! (27 reviews)
"Friendly staff, all of whom speak English quite well. Good hotel for the price, but inadequate parking for amount of rooms...it's a gamble if you will find a spot."

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

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Holiday Inn Trnava, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Trnava, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Hornopotocna 5, Trnava
The price is ¥9,216 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in the heart of Trnava, this spa hotel is steps from Univerzitny Kostol and Trnava St. John the Baptist Cathedral. Trnava Synagogue and Church of the ...
4.3/5Excellent! (88 reviews)
"Easy and very accommodating. Delicious restaurant and comfortable bed room."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Holiday Inn Trnava, an IHG Hotel
Hotel MAXPLAZA
Hotel MAXPLAZA
3.5 out of 5
Štefániková 21/111, Trnava, Slovakia
The price is ¥10,563 per night from Sep 18 to Sep 18
Located in the heart of Trnava, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of the Holy Trinity and City Tower. Trnava St. John the Baptist Cathedral ...
3.7/5Good! (12 reviews)
Pretty good location
"Nice staff, but wouldn't stay again."

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2017

Hotel MAXPLAZA
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Ferienhaus Piešťany
Ferienhaus Piešťany
3.5 out of 5
Topolcianska 4070/52, Banka
Situated in Banka, this villa is within 1 mi (2 km) of Eva Swimming Pool, Kolonadovy Most, and Spa Museum (Balneologicke Muzeum). House of Arts and Mestsky Park ...
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House with garden and nice view in Nitra for rent
Nitra, Nitra
Situated in Nitra, this historic vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Nitra Synagogue, Nitra Castle, and Slovak Agricultural Open-Air Museum. Pribinovo Namestie ...
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Villa Amelie with pool
Villa Amelie with pool
Dolné Lov?ice, Trnava
Set in Dolné Lovčice, this family-friendly villa is within 9 mi (15 km) of Trnava Synagogue, City Tower, and Basilika Minor St. Nikolaus. Mestske Museum and ...
5/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Great space, and location!
"Beautiful, immaculate 4 bedroom home with modern decor, great amenities, beautiful outdoor space, plenty of light, and great location for exploring Slovakia wine route."

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Villa Amelie with pool
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