The Trnava region stretches from the Little Carpathians to the Danube Valley. Its capital is the historic city of Trnava, while the biggest attractions are the spa town of Piestany and numerous castles.
Trnava was founded in the 13th century and was the first free royal city on the territory of today's Slovakia. It has a nice old town surrounded by one of the best preserved defensive walls in the country. The most important monuments include the Gothic basilica of St. Nicholas, the sixteenth-century city tower, from which you can admire the panorama of the area and the baroque university church.
The northern part of the region is occupied by forests covered with forests Little Carpathians. These are mountains made of limestone, in which karst phenomena occur. The most famous area of this nature is Smolenicki Karst. In its area there is the only cave open to the public in western Slovakia, Drina Cave. At the foot of the Little Carpathians, the Zlatnicka Valley is a popular recreational area.
The attractions of the Trnava Region are spas and thermal spas. The most famous of them are Piestany, where there are hot mineral springs and therapeutic mud mud. Smrdáky, Dunajská Streda, Veľký Meder and Topoľníky are also popular.
The region is also known for its castles and palaces. The most important are the medieval castle in Smolenice, the neoclassical palace of Lower Krupa and the ruins of the castles Ostry Kamień and Dobra Woda.