Bardejov, a spa town mentioned for the first time in exhibits numerous cultural monuments in its completely intact medieval town center. The town is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. This is the area my ancestors are from.
"On the left bank of the Váh river, close to Žilina, Slovakia, you'll find the Strečno Castle on top of the limestone rock. In the past it was the safest fort in the Považie region. Today it is a well preserved ruin.