The centre of the Záhorie region is Malacky. The church with a monastery dating from the 17th century located in the town centre has become famous for its “holy steps” which are climbed by pilgrims on their knees. Its underground crypts have survived with the remains of approximately 200 Franciscan monks, burghers and members of the aristocratic Pálffy family. (www.malacky.sk)
The Jewish synagogue in Malacky dates from 1886. Today it is attended by pupils of the elementary artistic school.
Marianka – the village with the longest Marian pilgrimage tradition in Slovakia. A small statue of the madonna with Jesus in the Roman style from the 13th century can be found in the Church of the Birth of the Virgin Mary dating from 1377.
Hutterite courtyard in Veľké Leváre. One of the largest complexes of Hutterite houses in Europe, founded by Anabaptists in the 16th century - skilled craftsmen fleeing from Switzerland and Germany who also brought the production of ceramics, the so-called faience. The Hutterite Museum houses a collection of these artefacts.
The ruins of Pajštún castle are a favourite venue for an outing and for climbing.