Nearest urban centre: Pezinok (14km)
The first written reference to Senec dates from the 13th century. Its location, 26 kilometres north-east of Bratislava, makes the town attractive to people who want to live close to, but not actually in, the capital city. The town’s synagogue, dating from 1825, is the only remaining monument to Senec’s once large Jewish population: at the end of the 1930s, before the start of World War II, approximately one quarter of the population was Jewish. Turecký dom (the Turkish House), dating from the 16th century, is another Senec landmark. This Renaissance building on the main square (Námestie 1. mája) was commissioned by Krištof Baťán. The town’s most popular attraction is the Slnečné jazerá area (Sunny Lakes). It’s a very popular resort during summer with many activities for children, including water-bike rental, slides, volleyball, mini-golf fields and the Aquapark Aquathermal. This attraction offers visitors eight pools of different sizes and temperatures, all year round. There are also various other water-based attractions, as well as saunas and massage baths.