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Map of Bratislava region

Bratislava - Capital city of the Slovak republic, center of the Bratislava region, historical, cultural and economic center of Slovakia.

Báhoň - Monuments include a manor house from the 18th century (not open to the public), a Marian Column, the Church of StFrances of Assisi with an impressive interior from the 20th century.
Bernolákovo - In the town there is an 18th century manor house with an English garden and golf course. Amongst other historical monuments are the 14th century Qiurch of St Stephen,abaroque chapel of St. Anne and a monument to Anton Bernolák, the originator of the written Slovak language.
Blatné - Preserved historical monuments include a gothic church from the 14th century which was later rebuilt, and the cave of the Virgin Mary of Lourdes. The reservoir at Blatna-Cihakovsky mill is an attractive spot for water-skiers.
Boldog - One of the most well-known cultural monuments is the Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary originally from the 13th century. The church houses a limestone tablet containing Latin writing on it from the period 70-138AD. - the oldest written monument on the territory of Slovakia.
Borinka - Above the village stand the ruins of the Pajstun castle from the 13th century. Another attractive tourist destination is the Dragon's Castle, the Borinský Kras nature preserve and the Košarisko recreation center which offers camping.
Budmerice - The town's manor-house built in the romantic style of the 19th century is closed to the public except for its English-style park Other landmarks include the Church of the Raising of the Cross built in the 18th century and the Museum "Budmerická izbička". Nearby there is a fishpond.
Častá - Časta's biggest tourist attraction is the national cultural monument Červený Kameň Castle (Red Stone Castle). The Castle and its parks hail from the 13th century and contain a permanent exhibition of furniture, weaponry, paintings and the largest collection of raptorial birds in Slovakia. There is also the Church of St Imrich from the 15th century. National nature preserve of Hajduky is also worth a stroll.
Čataj - The community is known for it well-preserved folk traditions, including wall-painting, national costumes and embroidery, m Čataj, one can also find a historical monument-the Church of St Margita, originally from the 18th century.
Dol'any - The town is a pilgrimage site that includes the I41h century Church of St Leonard on me Calvary, the Church of St Catherine also from the 14th century. Nearby there is the Dol'any reservoir.
Dubová - This is a winemaking community. One of its historical monuments is the 20th century Church of the Rosary Virgin Maty. The town's hiking trails make the Small Carpathian forests accessible and lead to a watchtowcr Mt Kukla.
Dunajská Lužná - This is a traditional pilgrimage site on the way to Zitny Island as well as the venue for wood-carving symposia. The artefacts from the prehistoric graveyard from the early iron age estimated to be from the period 700-550 B.C are presented in the Archaeological Museum of SNM in Bratislava.
Gajary - This is a village well-known for its folkloric traditions. Its vicinity to the Morava River provides opportunities for boating and its wooded areas offer horseback riding. In the center of the town, there is the early baroque Church of the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary.
Hamuliakovo - Of the town's monuments, those that have been preserved include the Church of the Sacred Cross from the 13th century and a section of the first Upper Zitny Island dyke. The importance of the town has risen since the completion ofthe Gabcikovo Dam complex. Also, the Passau-Vienna-Bratislava-Komárno international cycling route passes through Hamuliakovo.
Hrubá Borša - This town has good sports facilities, including an equestrian center with a circular riding ring, western style restaurant, boating the Čierna Voda and also cycle routes. There is a bike and canoe rental.
Hrubý Šúr - This town's vicinity to the Malý Dunaj river (Small Danube) and surrounding forests makes it a good place for boating, sport fishing and hunting.
Hurbanova Ves - This town is on the former lands of the Palffy nobility. Close by there are several bodies of water, including the Maly Dunaj river. The latter is good for fishing and boating.
Chorvátsky Grob - This town includes the Chapel of the Holy Trinity from the 17th century. It borders on the Šúr national nature reserve where there is a horseback riding center with a covered swimming pool and golf academy.
Igram - The first written words about the town appeared in the 13th century. Nearby there is a reservoir, which provides excellent opportunities for water sports and fishing.
Ivanka pri Dunaji - Here there is a manor house from the 18th century that is closed to the public. From this town only can one reach the memorial to Dr. M.R. Štefánik, who was killed in an air crash in 1919. In the local riding club there are possibilities for riding and carriage driving.
Jablonec - The town includes the 19th century Church of Mary Magdalene and still keeps its folk traditions.
Jabloňové - The town offers the historical monument of the 16th century Church of St. Michael as well as the remains of a 17th century glass factory. The nearby Malé Karpaty mountains (Small Carpathians) provide hiking opportunities.
Jakubov - In the town one can find the Church of Saints Philip and Jacob from the 17th century and the well-known Jakubov ponds.
Kalinkovo - Attractions include the 20th century Church of St Francis of the Seraphins, a 19th century roadside altar and the historically preserved Upper Žitný Island dyke where there is a cycling trail.
Kaplná - The town's Church of St Elizabeth is originally from the 13th century, there are roadside altars from the 16th century and close by there are several places for hiking, fishing and other sports.
Kostolište - In the community there is a museum and birthplace (house) of the Slovak artist Martin Benka. One of the town's historical monuments is the gothic Church of St Martin.
Kostolná pri Dunaji - The first settlements in this town are archeologically documented, including traces of a settlement from the neolithic period and from the bronze age and Roman Empire. On a more exotic note, the town is known for a farm that breeds Siberian tigers.
Kráľová pri Senci - An unusual attraction of this community is its beekeeping exhibit Other attractions include: a recreational airport, flight school. There are several historical monuments, such as a church erected on the site of an 18th century chapel and a baroque bridge over Čierna Voda (Black Water).
Kuchyňa - At the center of town one can see the baroque Church of St Nicholas from the 18th century and not far from there are hunter's manor house from the 19th century as well as the Kuchyňa and Vývrat reservoirs.
Láb - St. Wendelyn's chapel from the 18th century can be found in this village, the site of religious processions. Folk traditions have been rjreserved here, including national costumes. Close to the community also lies Láb Lake.
Limbach - This is a winemaking community at the foot of the Male Karpaty mountains that also includes a 19th century evangelical church as well as the 15th century Church of St. Theobald. The surrounding natural environment features both hiking and biking trails. Close by are the nature reserves Nad Senkarkou and Zlatá Studmčka, the Limbách Spring and the recreational area of Slnečné údolie (Sunny Valley).
Lozorno - This town offers the 17th century Church of St Catherine, folk architecture and art, including embroidered national costumes. Surrounding the town are woods and good spots for mushroom gathering. The Lozorno reservoir is nearby and also offers a horseback riding ranch. You can play golf and tennis here too.
Malacky - This is the regional center. The most important monuments here include the Franciscan Monastery and the renaissance baroque Church of the "Sacred Steps" from the 17th century. In addition, there is a manor house from the 17th century with an extensive English park and a Jewish synagogue from the 19th century.
Malé Leváre - The Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary from the 17th century can be found in this town. There is also a recreation area by Rudava lake with a camping area for motor homes and good mushroom picking close by.
Malinovo - The town's history is connected to the Eberhard manor house, erected during the rebuilding of the town castle in the 17th century. In 1926, the town became host to Slovakia's first school of horticulture, still in existence today.
Marianka - The oldest Marian pilgrimage site in Slovakia is this town's Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century. There is also an accompanying monastery built in the 16th century, a rniraculous spring, chapels and pamofmecrc^. Near Ijy is the natural park Borinský Kras.
Miloslavov - In this town's Alžbetin dvor section, in the former nobleman's granary there was open the Handicraft Courtyard of Danube region, that displays the history, traditions and crafts of this territory. The town's attractions also include a horse training center, a fencing hall and sets for the production of historical films.
Modra - A former city of kings with a preserved historical town center, Modra has been home to some of the best-known figures from the Slovak history (above all Ľudovít Štúr). Town enjoys an outstanding winemaking tradition and also a ceramics center. Other tourist attractions include the nearby recreational area Harmónia and Piesok with its beloved destination, the watchtower on Veľká Homola.
Most pri Bratislave - This town includes a highly-valued historical monument, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with twin spires from the 13th century as well as aroadside altar. Nearby are few bodies of water.
Nová Dedinka - Historical monuments of this village include the Church of Saints Philip and Jacob of the Apostles, a Romanic-gothic structure originally from the 13th century. In the surroundings are good opportunities for summer recreation and water sports.
Nový Svet - This community was created in 2002. Its location near numerous bodies of water make it ideal for summer recreation.
Pernek - This town's historical monuments include the 17th century Church of the Holy Spirit and a calvary from the 19th century. Recreational opportunities are provided by the Malé Karpaty center on the nearby mountain Pezinská Baba (altitude 527 meters), including skiing, hiking and biking.
Pezinok - Once a town of kings, today Pezinok is an economic, cultural and administrative center of the region. Visitors are attracted by the well preserved historical town center, various historical monuments and a thriving winemaking tradition. This town is home to the Malokarpatské Museum, to Gallery of naive art and to Slovak National Collection of Wine. Mount Pezinská Baba is a winter and summer recreation center.
Píla - The Castle of Červený Kameň (Red Stone Castle) stands above this village which also includes the Chapel of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary from the 19th century. One can easily get to the nature reserve of Hajduky from here.
Plavecké Podhradie - Here one can see the ruins of the Plavecký castle, originally a border fortification of kings in the 13th century. Other attractions include Plavecký Kras (nature park) and Plavecká Cave.
Plavecký Mikuláš - This town with original historical architecture includes a baroque church from the 17th century, Plavecky castle from the 13th century in the near vicinity as well as the national nature preserve of Kršlenica-Plavecký Kras and the cave of Deravá skala.
Plavecký Štvrtok - Here one can find the Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary, originally from the 14th century. Other attractions include the Garden Gallery of Alojz Máchaj and the nature reserve of Bezedné.
Reca - In the 17th century, exiles from the Czech lands and Moravia stayed here and, following the battle of Biela Hora (White Mountain) built a Hussite house of prayer. The nearby Senec Lake offers sample opportunities for recreation and sports.
Rohožník - Here, the Malé Karpaty mountains and Vývrat reservoir offer opportunities for hiking, summer sports and fishing, m the town, there is the 19th century Church of the Ascension of the Virgin Mary, the Čhapel of St. Rosalia and bell tower originally from the 14th century.
Rovinka - Here one can see a preserved piece of the Upper Žitný Island dyke and a 200 year-old platan tree. In the surroundings are lakes for recreation and water sports.
Senec - The regional capital, Senec is a popular tourist center with its 116-hectare Slnečné jazerá (Sunny lakes area) and a new water world that provide a frequent destination for summer recreation. The town's gothic Church of St Nicholas the Bishop is originally from the 14th century. Other attractions include the Turkish House from the 16th century and the Column of Shame and Pillory from the 16th century.
Slovenský Grob - This town is known for its "husacie hody" (harvest banquets featuring roast goose) and winemaking tradition. From the surrounding areas there are pilgrimages to the 18th century Chapel of St Arme.
Sološnica - Here one can see the 17th century Church of All Saints, calvary and nature reserve of Roštún.
Studienka - This community offers the ideal environment for mushroom gatherers. One of its main historical monument is the baroque Church of St Stephen the King from the 17th century.
Stupava - This town is known for its production of pottery and ceramics (Ferdis Kostka Museum) and its archaeological sites from Roman and early Slavic times. There is an original castle from the 17th century rebuilt as a baroque manor house located in an English park, one of the largest in the Slovak Republic. Other monuments include the renaissance Church of the St Stephen from the 17th century and a Column of Shame.
Suchohrad - The village is in Pomoravie and is the home of the 20th century Church of St Florián and two nature reserves: Bogdalicky Mountain and SmoMe.
Svätý Jur - A former place oflrings with a weU-preserved historical town center, Svätý jur is aprotected historical site. The town's most important historical monuments include the remains of a Slavic fortress the ruins of the Biely Kameň (White Stone) castle from the 13th century, a 17th century manor house from Palffy nobility, the Church of St George from the 13th century and ancient city walls from the 16th century. Other protected areas include the nature reserve of Jurské Lake and the Šur national nature reserve, a rarity in Central Europe.
Šenkvice - The 16th century Church of St Anne dominates this town whose tradition as a Croatian ethnic enclave is documented in an exhibition at the Town Museum. The Šenkvice and Blatné reservoirs offer summer sports opportunities.
Štefanova - This winemaking village is home to the Church of St Stephen the King from the 15th century. Ample opportunities for fishing can be found at the pond at Hájiček.
Tomášov - This town features an 18th century manor house not open to the public and the 17th century Church of St Nicholas the Bishop. There is also a neogothic chapel of St Cross and mansion from the Csenkey family.
Tureň - The area surrounding this community is full of lakes and ponds appropriate for summer recreation. In the town itself there is a Roman Catholic church with bell tower from the 19lh century.
Veľké Leváre - Among this town's most popular tourist attractions is the Habánsky Dvor area of preserved historical aremtecture. There is also a baroque manor house from the 18th century which is not open to the public. Nearby one can find the Abrod nature reserve.
Veľký Biel - One of Slovakia's largest baroque manor house (18th century) is here, but is not open to the public. There is also the 18th century Church of the Finding of the Holy Cross and a 19th century chapel.
Viničné - The winemaking and folk traditions are worth seeing in this town Historical monuments include the 17th century Church of Saints Philip and Jacob and the bell tower from the 19th century. There are also a reservoir and firing range.
Vinosady - This is a traditional winemaking village. It houses an 18th century baroque manor house that is not open to the public and the 19th century Church of St. Martin.
Vištuk - Here one can find the 16th century Church of the Holy Trinity, a 19th century Chapel of St Anne and a roadside altar from the 16th century as well. There also the Vištuk reservoir offering opportunities for summer sports and recreation.
Vlky - Amongst the town's historical monuments is a sculpture of the Virgin Mary. In addition, there is the Lourdes Cave and the village monument to the fallen heroes of World Warl.
Vysoká pri Morave - This villages lies on the River Morava on the border with Austria. There is a bike trail along the Morava that runs between Devin and Hamburg. The town's Church of St Andrew the Apostle is from the 17th century.

Záhorská Ves - The Morava bike trail runs through this town and connects it via a bridge over the Morave with the Austrian town of Angern. The town is also home to the 17th century Church of St Michael the Archangel and the birth-house of the opera singer Lucia Popp.

Zálesie - This town's historical monuments include the Chapel of the Holy Trinity and memorial cross from the 20th century. Peaceful sites on the Malý Dunaj river offer opportunities for summer hikes, riding and outdoor gatherings.

Závod - Historical attractions in this town include the 19th century new gothic Church of St Michael the Archangel and the original gothic Church of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary from the 14th century. Close by is the national reserve of Abrod.

Zohor - Here one can find the Church of St Margita of Antiochfrom the 19th century and the neo-Romanic chapel of St John from the 18th century. The town is also the birthplace of the academic painter Albín Brunovský.