Wikipedia tells us:
Žilina /ˈʒɪlɪnə/ German: Sillein [zɪˈlaɪ̯n] or [ˈzɪlaɪ̯n], Hungarian: Zsolna, names in other languages) is a city in north-western Slovakia, around 200 kilometres (120 mi) from the capital Bratislava, close to both the Czech and Polish borders. It is the fourth largest city of Slovakia with a population of approximately 85,000, an important industrial center, the largest city on the Váh river, and the seat of a kraj (Žilina Region) and of an okres (Žilina District). It belongs to Upper Váh region of tourism.
A couple of weeks back we went to Zilina, and liked the city very much. Even though the city was empty (it was halloween) and cold, it was so beautiful and cosy. People were more open than in Bratislava. The food was good and the nature beautiful.
Here are some pictures from our trip.