Trips to the surrounding area

You can find the Malé Bielice thermal baths in Partizánské, a small town at the foot of the Slovak Tríbeč mountains. The main attraction is of course the thermal baths themselves, which you simply won’t want to leave. However, you will also find a number of opportunities for interesting pastimes in the surroundings. For example, visit the observatory and walk the Bielické bahná educational trail (1.1 km).  For a longer trip, go to Trenčín or Bojnice (30 km), see the local beautiful castle, and go straight to the zoo, the oldest in Slovakia.

Bojnice Castle, Bojnice
Bojnice Castle is one of the oldest and most important monuments in Slovakia. The first written mention of the existence of the castle is from 1113 in the deed of the Zobor Abbey. It was originally a wooden castle and developed from an older hillfort. The Bojnice castle is romantic, with the originally Gothic and Renaissance foundations of the castle partially preserved. It is located in the Trenčín region and lies on the western edge of the town of Bojnice. The castle is visible from most of the upper Ponitri. It is built on travertine rock and consists of an inner and outer castle with three courtyards. In 1970, it was declared a National Cultural Monument.

ZOO Bojnice, Bojnice
Bojnice Zoo is the oldest and most visited zoo in Slovakia.
It was opened to the public on April 1, 1955, and currently covers an area of 41 ha, of which 20 ha is the exhibition part.
It belongs to general-type zoos, i.e. j. without a clear specialization of certain animal species. In the past, greater attention was paid to the breeding of lynx, running (emu, nadu), and mountain goats. The zoo complex is located in the recreational environment of the spa town of Bojnice.

Trenčín Castle, Trenčín
The dominant feature of Trenčín and the whole of Považia guards the ancient trade routes connecting the Mediterranean region with the Baltics and Northern Europe. On the site of today’s castle, during the period of Great Moravia, a castle stood as the administrative center of the adjacent region. Today’s castle was built in the 11th century as a border fortress, guarding the important Váž fords and the important Carpathian passes through which trade routes passed, connecting the area of northern Hungary and central Slovakian mining towns with Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, and Poland. In the following centuries, it became the seat of the border committee, the royal, and later the noble county. Today, its ancient premises house exhibition spaces and several exhibits of the Trenčín Museum

You will also have the Provost cave and the Museum of Prehistory (31.6 km) within reach. And because relaxing in the thermal water is never enough, try the Čajka thermal swimming pool (31 km) or Bojnické lázně (30.2 km) – the treatment houses Mier, Baník and Janov spa are open to the public.