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Žilina Tour - The Town And Catacombes

Country: Slovakia
City: Žilina
Duration: 2 Hour(s) - 30 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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ŽILINA is the centre of northwest Slovakia and the fourth largest town of the Slovak Republic (Bratislava, Košice, Prešov, Žilina). It is situated at the confluence of three rivers Váh, Kysuca and Rajčianka. The town is a seat of administration of the Žilina self-gouverning region and a gate (entrance) to the Upper Váh (Horné Považie) Region.

Žilina has seen a rapid growth in recent years, after the South Korean car maker KIA Motors Slovakia opened a major car plant. The town is not only a centre of the automotive industry, but together with the Upper Váh (Horné Považie) Region isan interesting tourist destination. Interesting cultural events organised in Žilina contribute to developement of travel industry. The town is also a seat of the University of Žilina and since 2008 a seat of the diocese of Žilina. Žilina has recently become popular as a centre of seminars and conferences.

In 1208, the district of today’s Žilina was first mentioned in a bill of the head of Nitra county, Thomas, under the name "terra de Selinan" (Land Žiliňany). The oldest architectural relic in the territory of the town and the oldest building of its type in north-western Slovakia, the Church of St. Stephen the King, is located in the district Dolné Rudiny. Its beginnings go back to the 13th century. 2008 was a year of celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the first written mention of the district of today´s Žilina.

We invite you to a guided walking tour of our town.
One of our guides will show you round the town and stop at places connected to the present or the history of Žilina.

Our Guide will meet you at your hotel in Žilina. After the historical centre you will visit catacombes of the town.

You will visit:

Andrej Hlinka Square

Národná street

Balustrade with the statue of St. Cyril and Metod

The Church of the Holy Trinity

The House Lombardini

Babušek´s House

The Old Town Hall

St. Mary´s Square

The Church of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle and the Monastery of Capuchins

House of Arts Fatra (Grand Bio Universum)

Neologic synagogue

Catholic house

Rosenfeld´s Palace

The Church of St. Barbara

Villa Bacher

The House of Artisans

Catacombes of Žilina

Price Includes:

English speaking guide

Entry fees

Minimum person of group is 6 people.

The Sightseeing of Žilina we can organize also from the Bratislava and other cities. Also for different numbers of the groups. Prices might be different. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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