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Culture of Bratislava. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Fotos de Bratislava una pequena gran ciudad Historical and architectural monuments are the main attraction of Bratislava. They never cease to amaze visitors with their grandeur, and are a real pride of the local people. You will find several beautiful castles throughout the city and in its suburbs. Bratislava Castle is definitely the most famous of them. This large-scale structure is located in the heart of Bratislava. The construction of the fortress was started in the 13th century. According to historians, the first settlements on the site of the modern castle date back to prehistoric times. Later larger houses appeared on the site of the fortress. In the beginning of the 13th century it was decided to build a castle for defensive purposes. The beautiful building has miraculously survived till our days. During its long history the castle saved the city many times.
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St Michael's gate is another striking monument of antiquity that has survived since the early Middle Ages. Earlier the gates were a part of a massive fortification that surrounded Bratislava. In the middle of the 18th century was started a large-scale reconstruction of the gate. Because of this fact connoisseurs of architecture can easily notice traits of Baroque style in the look of the gate.
Primate's palace is a beautiful place and a true example of neoclassicism. This is a gorgeous building constructed in the second half of the 18th century. During an excursion in it visitors will be surely offered to make a walk through the spacious halls and corridors of the palace. Even these days the palace has not lost its solemn atmosphere. The interior is decorated with priceless furnishings, beautiful tapestries and statues. If you enjoy visiting religious sites, you will surely like St. Martin's Cathedral. The walls of the cathedral remember the coronation ceremonies of numerous Hungarian rulers. The ancient church has also witnessed many important historical events. Copyright
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Do not forget to visit The Old Town Hall, an important symbol of the city. This is a beautiful Gothic building constructed in the beginning of the 15th century. Stone was the basic building material for it and this fact makes the building even more unique. In the 19th century The Old Town Hall changed its purpose. It was used as a mint and later as the city’s jail. Among the modern monuments of architecture travelers are recommended to visit The New Bridge, which was opened in 1972. The length of the huge suspension bridge is 430 meters. An elegant restaurant located in one of the pillars of the bridge remains its main "highlight". The name of the bridge came from the fact that in the moment of the opening there already has been another bridge across the Danube.  Next: Attractions & nightlife
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bratislava and surroundings

What to visit during two-day excursion in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle
Where: Bratslavský Hrad, Stare Mesto, Bratislava, Bratislava; Telephone: +421 2 2048 3111;
St. Martin’s Cathedral
Where: Dóm Sv. Martina, Rudnayovo namestie, Bratislava, Bratislava;
Michael’s Tower
Where: Michalska vez, Michalska 24, Bratislava, Bratislava; Telephone: +421 2 5443 3044;
Main Square
Where: Hlavné nimestie, Bratislava, Bratislava;
Primate’s Palace
Where: Primacialny Palace, Primaciálne námestie 1, Bratislava, Bratislava;
Old Town Hall (Stará radnice)
Where: Stará Radnica, Primacialne námestie 3, Bratislava, Bratislava; Telephone: +421 2 2048 3111;
Grassalkovich Palace
Where: Grassalkovicov palace, Hodzovo nam. 1, Bratislava, Bratislava;
Palffy Palace
Where: Pallffyho palac, Panskia 19, Bratislava, Bratislava;
Relax by the Danube
Visit Piestany
Have your 15 minutes of fame
Where: A warhol Street, Medzilaborce, Bratislava; Telephone: +421 939 31207;
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Public palaces near Bratislava
♥   Palace 'Summer Archbishop’s Palace' Bratislava, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Grassalkovich Palace' Bratislava, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Primate’s Palace' Bratislava, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Mirbach Palace' Bratislava, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Johann Pálffy Palace' Bratislava, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Esterházy Palace' Bratislava, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Pálffy Palace' Bratislava, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Bratislava
♥   Katedrála sv. Šebastiána, Bratislava, 5.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika Narodenia Panny Márie, Marianka, 11.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Himmelfahrt, Frauenkirchen, 37.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Katedrála sv. Jána Krstiteľa, Trnava, 43.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Bazilika sv. Mikuláša, Trnava, 43.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Maria Loretto, Loretto, 51.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Szent Márton Bazilika, Pannonhalma, 81.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Bratislava and near

Toilet of Modern Art

From the series “Public Toilets, Who Makes it Extravagant”
The original 'Toilet of the Contemporary Art' is still an outstanding masterpiece of the world-famous architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Since the inauguration many curious tourists visit the toilet not to do the emergency, but to graze on the incredible room design and make the original photos. Like the other unique architectural masterpieces of Hundertwasser, the unusual modern toilet became the place of the world. … Read further

Mozarthaus Vienna

From the series “Houses of Famous People and Stars Currently Open to Tourists”
For many years, Mozart's House Museum has served as a permanent venue for interesting exhibitions and music concerts. In the museum the exciting excursions for the children are performed, so it is worth seeing for the whole family. In contrast to many other museums, photo and video recording is allowed in the museum of Mozart, which is a pleasant addition to the excursion. … Read further


From the series “The Most Elegant Buildings of Baroque Architecture”
It is important to see not only the rich decorated façade but also the wonderful decoration. There you can see a lot of great frescoes and old icons. The main decoration of the church is an old altar with an unusual terracotta relief. Under the cupola, there is a great viewing point that is open for tourists. To get there you have to use an elevator and then the staircase. Inside the cupola is decorated with a delicate painting made by Johann Michael Rottmayr. When you get to the viewing point, you have an opportunity to see the cupola closer. … Read further

Iconic cultural sights of Slovakia

Spiš Castle standing on a hill of limestone tuff near the village of Zehra is included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and occupies an area of about 9 square kilometers. It is the ruins of a 12th-century castle rebuilt in the 15th century, because of which the castle got a hint of Gothic architecture. It was later rebuilt in the Renaissance style. In the 18th century, the castle was abandoned, in the 19th century it became a refuge for soldiers, then damaged a fire, and after World War II became a national monument. A walk through the castle ruins makes an indelible impression on visitors due to the grandeur of their complicated, eventful history and the magnificence of the structure. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Bratislava

Culture guide to Bratislava. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Bratislava: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Bratislava. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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