NITRA IS THE OLDEST TOWN IN SLOVAKIA
Follow in the footsteps of Great Moravia and discover the sights on all 7 hills of Nitra.
Visit Nitra’s landmark, a national cultural monument, and experience the unique atmosphere offered by the castle grounds. Nitra Castle and its fortifications are the largest medieval fortified settlement. Enter the enchanting Cathedral of St. Emeram, the casemates, the Vazula Tower or discover the treasures in the Diocesan Museum. During the summer season, enjoy a movie or an open-air concert in the Gothic moat. From the beginning of the 2017 tourist season, a new building for tourists will also be opened, which will serve as a café and restaurant with a beautiful view of Mount Zobor. Romantic streets, mysterious corners and a charming atmosphere of the Middle Ages await you in the Upper Town. Here you will find the statue of Atlante, popularly known as Corgon, the statue of Prince Pribina, the Great and Small Seminary and the precious Diocesan Library.
CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL IN DRAŽOVCE
The Romanesque church from the turn of the 11th and 12th centuries welcomes visitors coming to Nitra. It is the most photogenic place in Nitra. At the end of June, a picnic in historical costumes called “Breakfast in the Grass” is regularly held here.
CALVARY AND MISSION MUSEUM
The Calvary of Nitra with its twelve chapels is located on one of the seven hills on which Nitra was built. Here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the whole city. Visit the Mission Museum. Calvary is a popular place for climbers. Traditionally, on the second Saturday in October, the popular event “Šarkaniáda” (flying kites festival) is held here.
The former synagogue now serves as a cultural stand where chamber concerts, theatre performances, literary evenings and exhibitions are held. The synagogue can be found in the pedestrian zone at 3 Pri synagóge Street.
Opening hours are as follows:
Tuesdays from 13.00 to 18.00
Wednesday and Thursday from 9.00 to 12.00 and from 13.00 to 18.00,
Saturday and Sunday from 13.00 and 18.00
The remains of a Benedictine monastery from the 9th century AD can be found a short walk behind the Healing Institute under Zobor. The famous Flying Cyprian, for example, began his monastic life here. Today, there is an open-air experience exhibition on the site, which you can walk through with the help of augmented reality via your mobile phone.