Piešťany, a well-known spa town, is located in western part of Slovakia in Trnava region. A lowland, dry and soft windy climate is typical for Piešťany. Moreover, Piešťany is a town with the most sunshine days in Slovakia. Presently, there live around 31,000 habitants in Piešťany. Symbols of the town are: municipal coat-of-arms, town´s seal, town´s flag, mace of town mayor and standard of mayor of the town.
The nature of this town is unique and special because it has been influenced by the location and the history for many years. Piešťany has great conditions for relax, sport and cultural life. The lake Slňava is the biggest water basin in neighborhood of Piešťany. In summer days, it is the best place for people who prefer cycling, in-line skating, water-skiing, barbecuing or just sunbathing and relaxing. The opening of the spa season is a day which takes place every year on June 1 and it is full of attractions. There are lots of open air concerts, film festivals and traditional exhibitions. Piešťany is a popular conference center as well. The winter atmosphere in Piešťany is also something special. Usually the snow is everywhere and the streets are quite. It is possible just to take a walk and admire the beauties of the surrounding countryside or to go a little bit further to the ski center Bezovec which has great conditions for the winter sports lovers. Piešťany is not only town of spas, parks and culture, but also a very important centre for development sport abilities of citizens or visitors. Big tradition has swimming, tennis, soccer and water sports in general. Golf is irreplaceable sport in Piešťany and golf area provides great conditions for supporters of this specific sport.
Piestany is a town in Slovakia. The name Piestany comes from Slovak Piesok (sand) referring local sandbanks. The etymology is straightforward – Piesania – people who live on the sandy site and Piestany – their settlement. Because of frequent floods in the past, most buildings are dated to the 19th and 20th century. The most notable exception are the ruins of a medieval monastery from the 13th century. The Napoleon Spa is a complex of Neoclassicist spa buildings built between 1822 and 1862. The Kolonadovy most bridge, constructed by Emil Bellus in 1930–33, is a preeminent functionalist construction with many precious art objects.
Piešťany is an hour from Bratislava by train; about 15 run each day. There are frequent buses from the capital as well. Both the train and bus stations are about half an hour's walk or a 10-minute taxi ride from the town centre.
When you arrive at Bratislava Airport you can pick up a bus (No61) to the train station where trains are available every hour . It yakes approx 45 mins by train cost around £2-£3. You can get taxis BUT they will charge you around £100 one way because they know you are a tourist . I am always picked up by people I know , but i definately wouldnt take the taxi if I had to get there under my own steam , I dont like being ripped off!
Please bear in mind it will be very quiet at that time and there may be snow , warm clothing will be a must anyway.
From these youngsters I learned of Piestany and the other Spas in Slovakia. Tomorrow my husband and I will go by Ryanair to Bratislava and then collect a hire car to go to Piestany. It is a very pretty little place, no night life though one of the cafes does have live jazz on the weekend. Prices are low, service is good and all the friendly staff want to try out their English! Just be warned that Slovakian portions are enormous, usually enough for two to three people on one plate and if you leave any food you are likely to be offered something different as they think you don't like it!
The entire country seems to have loads of Pensions which offer clean, excellent value for money places. Stay away from the centre of Bratislava for hotels (they are European prices) and I guarantee you will be happy. Go now before everyone else discovers this gem of a country.
Piešťany is Slovakia’s most distinguished spa resort. The supposedly miraculous properties of its thermal waters gave the town its symbol, a figure smashing his crutches, and Piešťany's renown even afforded it protection during times of war.
The world famous spa town of Piešťany is situated in the northern part of the region of Dolné Považie at the foothills of the Považský Inovec Mts. and its fame is associated with the medicinal geothermal water and medicinal sulphuric mud. The mud and thermal mineral water in Piešťany have remarkable therapeutic effects on locomotion apparatus disorders and are unique not only in Europe, but worldwide too.
Unlike most places in Slovakia, life in Piestany does not pivot on the town square or high street, although this is also attractive and well kept. Most services of interest to visitors, including several good restaurants, cluster in and around the larger hotels and health spas.