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About Poprad

Poprad is a scenic city, located at the base of the Tatra Mountains in Slovakia. It is a city famous for its natural attractions and rustic, Slovak atmosphere. With a population of around 55,000 residents, the city offers a small-town feel with big city delights. Attractions include Church of St. Egidius, Tatra Gallery and Square of St. Egid.

Get ready for an authentic Slovak experience, because cheap flights to Poprad are now available for a limited period of time! Poprad is home to Poprad-Tatry Airport (TAT), located on a quick, 10-minute drive from the city centre. There are no direct flights to Poprad from South Africa, but popular international flights to neighbouring city, Bratislava, depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Several regional flights depart daily from Bratislava to Poprad, including Wizz Air and airBaltic.

Why visit Poprad



Enjoy the astounding early Gothic architecture and built-masterpieces of the 13th century and churches of many famous saints.


Outdoor Fun

Take in the fresh air and enjoy the sights by cycling and roller-blading along the bicycle paths of Poprad, connected to its neighbour city, Svit, by these paths.


Slovak Cuisine

When in such a culturally rich city, make sure to take advantage of the street cafes and restaurants, serving up age-old recipes that include favourites such as Bryndzové Halušky, a sheep’s cheese gnocchi.

General information

Essential details you need to know before your trip

Country Slovakia
Currency Euro (EUR)
Exchange Rate 1 ZAR = 0.07 EUR
Language Slovak
Hub Airport Poprad-Tatry Airport (TAT)
Time Zone GMT+ 1
Travel Adaptor Type E and G

Best time to visit Poprad

Poprad experiences pleasant, warm summers and icy cold winters, perfect for a white Christmas and enjoying some fun in the snow. The most popular time to visit this Slovak city is during the summer months that are from June to August. During this time, it does get quite crowded in the city. Winter in Poprad (December to February) is a beautiful time of the year, with white landscapes in all directions and a sense of festivities in the air! Make sure to enjoy the Christmas market which runs for the month of December. There are no direct flights to Poprad from South Africa, but popular international flights to neighbouring city, Bratislava, depart from Johannesburg and Cape Town. Several regional flights depart daily from Bratislava to Poprad, including Wizz Air and airBaltic.

Weather & Climate in Poprad

Average temperature (°C) & rainfall (mm) per month

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Low °C 7°C 11°C 14°C 20°C 22°C 25°C 31°C 31°C 28°C 25°C 15°C 10°C
High °C -22°C -17°C -14°C -4°C 5°C 6°C 8°C 5°C 1°C -5°C -11°C -10°C
Rainfall (mm) 22 26 28 42 73 91 68 68 49 38 45 29

The city of Poprad is famous as a winter and summer holiday destination for all, with great activities for the young and old. It is most-loved for its old castles and museums, making the city a place of fairytales and dreams, so make sure to look out for your Prince Charming or valiant knight to come to your rescue as you fall in love with this beautiful destination.

In Poprad, you will also find something very unique to the region, the Tatra Electric Railway. This is the best way to travel and do some sightseeing in the city as it connects top resorts via narrow trains that are a sure pleaser for locals and visitors alike to experience!

In the summer time, make sure to take advantage of the good weather and partake in some outdoor activities such as leisure cycling or even roller-blading. Poprad is connected to its neighbour city of Svit by winding trails, and on a nice day you’ll be sure to find people hiring bicycles and taking in the sights of the beautiful scenery that can be found along the paths.

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South Africans who wish to visit Poprad will need to apply for a Schengen Visa. You will need to make your applications at the Embassy of Slovakia in South Africa.

Passports may not be older than 10 years, must have 2 blank pages and be valid for at least 3 months beyond your date of departure from the Schengen state.

For more information, contact the Slovak Embassy in South Africa:

930 Arcadia Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, Tel: (+27) 1 2342 2051

Slovakia in general, and all of its cities, have some of the lowest crime rates in all of Europe. Poprad is safe to visit, but as with all international travel, it is always advisable to be aware of your surroundings at all times and to practice some caution.

It is always important to go for a general health check-up 4-6 weeks before a trip overseas. For your trip to Poprad, it is strongly recommended to get vaccinations against the following diseases: hepatitis A, hepatitis B and rabies.

Item Cape Town Johannesburg Poprad
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant R 90.00 R 100.00 R 61.00
Domestic Beer (0.5 litre draught) R 22.00 R 10.00 R 19.00
Cappuccino (regular) R 19.00 R 20.00 R 22.00
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) R 10.00 R 12.00 R 12.00
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) R 35.00 R 35.00 R 53.00
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