Slovakia and Trnava in Brief
Slovakia in Brief
Official name: The Slovak Republic
Capital: Bratislava (429, 564 inhabitants)
Date of establishment: 1 January 1993 (after splitting of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic)
Political system: parliamentary democracy
Administrative organisation: 8 regions, 79 districts, 2,933 municipalities out of which 140 are cities and towns
Regional capitals: Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra, Trenčín, Žilina, Banská Bystrica, Prešov, Košice
Official language: Slovak
Neighbouring countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Ukraine
Area: 49,035 km²
Population: 5,443,120 million
TRNAVA: The Best City For Students
Population : 65, 382 inhabitants (info from December 31st, 2017)
Area : 71,54 km²
Number of universities in Trnava: 3 (approximately 13,000 university students)
TRNAVA is located approximately 50 km from Bratislava, so it will take you around 30 minutes to get there by car, using D1 highway. There are good public transport connections (train, bus), too. It’s particularly famous for having many churches, earning thanks to them its nickname ‘Little Rome’.
Trnava was the first town in Slovakia which was granted the privileges of a free royal town. It was also the town that provided temporary shelter to the Archbishop of Esztergom and his Chapter, and where they remained for the next three hundred years.
Trnava, at the intersection of ancient trade routes, is the place where numerous renowned Slovak and foreign architects, builders, sculptors and painters have created a significant number of architectural gems, both sacred and profane.
The centre of the town is a varied mixture of all architectural styles from the Romanesque through the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque up to the Modern style. These attractive historical sites together constitute a remarkable urban unit which was once declared as an urban monument reserve.
Why to visit TRNAVA?
- Trnava was the first privileged royal town in Slovakia. You can see here unique religious sights and get a glimpse of the Middle Ages when walking through its historical streets.
- Trnava is city of 3 universities, full of students and young people
- There are lots of coffee bars, restaurants, dance and music clubs, pubs.
- There are also lots of opportunities for sports and active leisure time.
- That’s right, lots of cute hipster hangouts have been established in Trnava. If hipsters are your crowd, do not miss a recently opened cultural center.