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

Bratislavas Slavin 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 www.orangesmile.com
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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.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion tickets or city discovery tours over Bratislava and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

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

Flower Clock in Vienna

From the series “Enchanting flower clocks built by humans”
Each year, the flower clock in Vienna looks special. Thanks to the large number of visitors in the park, it’s always drawing attention. When designing the dial, florists consider not only colorful composition, but its volume too. All the plants are carefully selected not only by color, but also by height. … Read further

Seegrotte

From the series “The scariest mines in the world”
After 60 years, when the field of the mine was flooded, an amazingly beautiful lake of impressive scale has eventually formed there. During the World War II, the abandoned mine was used to store precious historical relics, so locals had to pump all the water out of the caves. However, they couldn’t overcome the forces of nature and eventually mines were flooded again. Every year, this amazing attraction is visited by more than 250,000 people. Tourists are offered to stroll through the maze of tunnels and have a wonderful boat ride along the huge underground lake. … Read further

House Attack

From the series “Top 16 most amazing buildings of the planet”
The original house was built in 2006 and is a location of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The author of the project, Erwin Wurm, has the original sense of humor that has reflected in this strange project. The architectural project in Vienna is incredibly complicated from a technical point of view. In order to strengthen the small house with a red roof on the roof of the larger building, the architects and the construction workers had to take a lot of effort. To make the construction easier and make it safer, the complicated steel structure was fixed within the tiny building. … Read further
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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, museums, 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!
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