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Trnava

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Trnava is a city in western Slovakia, 47km to the north-east of Bratislava, on the Trnávka river. It is the capital of a kraj. It is the seat of a Roman Catholic archbishopric (1541–1820 and then again since 1977). The city has a historic center. Because of the many churches within its city walls, Trnava has often been called "parva Roma", i.e. "Little Rome", or more recently, the "Slovak Rome".Names and etymologyThe name of the city is derived from the Slovak word tŕnie ("thornbush") which characterized the river banks in the region. Many towns in Central Europe have a similar etymology including Trnovo in Slovakia as well as Tarnów (Poland), Tarnow (Germany), Veliko Tarnovo (Bulgaria) and Tyrnavos (Greece) among others. When it developed into an important market town, it received the Hungarian name of Szombathely (Sumbot 1211) referring to the weekly market fairs held on Saturdays (szombat). However, this name was only used by the royal chamber, as is indicated by the adoption of the Slovak name rather than the Hungarian name by German newcomers after the Mongol invasion.
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Observation Deck
Town Tower
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
St. John the Baptist Cathedral
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Architectural Building
Mestianske domy
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
St. Nicholas Basilica
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Trnava

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Hiking Trail
Janosikove Diery Terchova
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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History Museum
SNM - Bojnice Castle Museum Bojnice
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Castle
Nitra Castle Nitra
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Trenciansky Hrad Trencin
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Trnava

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Winery / Vineyard
VINO MRVA & STANKO
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
City Arena Trnava
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Church of St. Helena
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Spa
Relax Aqua & Spa
3.8
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Trnava

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Church
Trinity Church
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Church of St. James
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Duration: 30 minutes
Ruin
Fortifications
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Duration: 30 minutes
Church
Church of St. Jozef
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Trnava

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Art Gallery
Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Specialty Museum
Dom hudby Mikulasa Schneidera-Trnavskeho
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Duration: 30 minutes

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