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

Bratislavas New bridge and UFO at night Numerous 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.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Bratislava and surroundings

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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;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
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 interior of the toilet reminds of the gallery of contemporary art with a multitude of colorful mosaics and paintings, painted washbasins and toilet blocks. On the walls of the toilet you can see the magnificent photos with distinctive sights of Vienna, as well as the interesting mosaics are composed of colorful tiles. … Read further

Mozarthaus Vienna

From the series “Houses of famous people and stars currently open to tourists”
The unique historical apartments in which the composer lived are located on the ground floor of the building. Later, the entire three-storey historical house was rebuilt into the museum, dedicated to the work of Mozart and the history of Vienna. On the first floor, the exhibition is dedicated to the work of the composer. On the last floor you can see a collection of interesting historical exhibits. The last major reconstruction of the museum was carried out in 2006. In the historical apartments, the atmosphere of the luxury that existed here in the end of the 18th century was restored. The general area of ​​the museum after the last reconstruction is 1,000 square meters. … Read further

Vienna Opera Toilet

From the series “Public toilets, who makes it extravagant”
The toilet, which is situated in the transition of the Karlsplatz metro station, has aroused the contradictory opinions since opening. Some people find it quite original and modern, although the others consider this toilet to be an evil mock on the operatic art. The design of the 'opera toilets' is also quite interesting. The walls in it are wallpapered with old posters and photographs of the famous Viennese opera. … Read further
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