The incoming students can explore the nightlife of Žilina by visiting some of the various restaurants, cafés and bars that spread around the city. Most of them are placed at one of the most beautiful places in Žilina - at Mariánske námestie (square).
Students can also go clubbing and visit the Enjoy club or club Ulala
Multi-genre club in Zilina Marianske square, Parties (Fridays, Saturfays, Tuesdays)
Ulala club – Club near Hliny dormitory, https://www.facebook.com/UlalaZilina, Parties (Fridays, Saturfays, Tuesdays)
Žilina offers a lot of opportunities how to explore the cultural life, the most interesting ones are:
Old Town Festival
The Old Town Festival in Žilina (tradition since 1995) is the event focused on presentation of folk crafts and musical open-air festivals of all genres. It takes place in the town centre, on two main squares. Among accompanying events, there are the International Children’s Day, ecumenical services, training workshops related to the town history, and exhibitions. The Old Town Festival is the most attractive cultural event held in Žilina.
New Year’s Eve Party
After several years when there was no New Year’s Eve Party organised in Žilina, the town has revived this tradition. The last night of the year is in token of meetings of Žilina citizens and visitors on Hlinka Square where cultural festivities with top Slovak artists take place. Snack as well as organisation of the whole party is provided so that any acts of vandalism, excessive drinking of alcohol or use of consumer pyrotechnics do not occur.
The Biggest carnival festival (called “fašiangy”) in Slovakia. During the Carneval Slovakia Žilina event, there are hundreds of masks celebrating and amusing themselves, coming from the neighbour regions of Slovakia, Poland and Czech Republic. Costumes have a non-recurring art character, typical for this region, unique in Europe and so different from other carnival cities around the world. Streets are full of stalls offering local foods, performers and folklore artists. There is a local attraction of flying masks - falling from tall buildings.
If you are keen on doing sports, you can go swimming, play tennis, try to play Ice Hockey or you can go roller blading at Vodné dielo (the Water dam, which is very popular among runners and roller blading people).
What’s more, from the Vodné dielo you can see the amazing nature which surrounds Žilina, in which you can go Skiing, hiking and more.
Aside from that, students can also visit the local gyms and sport centers, such as:
- University fitness center – FIT CLUB Velky Diel (behind the Nova Menza), FIT CLUB Hliny (behind the Stara Menza)
- Mozolani fitness club (Solinky, Vlcince, Hajik) http://www.mozolani.com
- Fitnesscentrum VIX http://www.vix.sk/fitness