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Sightseeing in Bratislava - what to see. Complete travel guide

Bratislava is a magnificent and ancient city that always amazes visitors by the atmosphere of coziness and silence that is contrasting to fast and stressful life of modern urbanites. You will need to spend many days in order to view all places of interest and historical sites. We recommend starting your acquaintance with this city from its historical core represented by Bratislavsky Hrad.
1. The best time to visit Bratislava is the period from May to September. At this time of year the weather is most favorable. It should be noted that during summer months the city is … Open
This majestic castle was built yet in the 10th century. Its towers have several observation areas where you can enjoy the panoramic views of the city. If the weather is clear, you can even see Hungarian lands. The Gates of Saint Michael is one of the oldest buildings in the city. The gates were built in 1300. Later, in 1758, they were fully renovated and this changed their look. Today these gates are known as a masterpiece of the baroque style. One more old building is Main Palace, which is created in the neoclassic style. Its building was finished in the end of the 18th century and it was created by order of the archbishop Josef Batthyàny. Also don’t forget to visit another famous building – Devin Castle. This palace was built in the place where Danube meets Morava. This location was traditionally well-known as one of the most important trading routes, so first settlements in the region of the confluence of these two rivers started appearing yet in the late Stone Age.
Among new architectural buildings we should definitely pay our attention to the new bridge across Danube. The bridge has only one pier and is considered the longest pendant bridge in the world. Theatre connoisseurs should definitely visit the Slovak National Theatre, the building of which was finished in 1886. Other places of interest that are traditionally popular among visitors include the St Martin Cathedral, Old Town Hall, the Franciscan church, and the Church of St. Helen. All mentioned sights feature just a small part of routes available for tourists in Bratislava. Copyright
Bratislava is a wonderful ancient city where you can endlessly explore hundreds of historical landmarks, as well as visit a lot of unique places. If you have long dreamed of strolling … Open
The permanent symbol of the city is the Old Town Hall, which was built in the 13th century. For a long history this building was rebuilt more than once and was supplemented with new elements, so today in its appearance unique manifestations of different architectural styles are combined in a unique way. Today the City Museum is situated in the historical building, in its walls collected a rich collection of exhibits illustrating the most interesting periods in the history of the city.
The most interesting architectural monument is the Grassalkovich Palace, which, from the time of its construction in the middle of the 18th century, bears the name of a famous Count's family. Count A. Grassalkovich arranged solemn receptions and balls in this palace, in the 18th century his palace was considered the most chic in Slovakia. A lot of interesting historical facts are associated with the beautiful palace, in 1772 an outstanding composer J. Haydn performed in its walls, and later it was used for important political events.
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Travelers, who are not indifferent to the traditions of the past, should definitely visit the Palace of Primas. Built in the 18th century, it is a vivid example of the neoclassical style, with a beautiful palace connected with many interesting puzzles. During the recent reconstruction, unique tapestries of the 17th century were discovered in it, which means that the palace was built much earlier than the officially designated time. According to one version, the very first building in its place was erected as early as the 15th century, and later it was transformed into a palace.
Bratislava Castle at Night The most important historical object is the Slovak National Theater, it will be interesting to visit not only fans of theatrical art. The opening of the theater took place in the late 19th century, today its building is considered one of the most beautiful in the city. Its facade is decorated with interesting sculptural compositions, and the main decoration of the interior is the ancient frescoes.
Among modern design hotels in Bratislava, LOFT Hotel Bratislava stands out for its special attractiveness. It is located in close proximity to the Presidential Palace and a wonderful garden. … Open
The obligatory object for visiting is the Bratislava zoo, its opening took place more than 50 years ago. This zoo has become home to many rare animals, for them the most comfortable conditions have been created in the reserve, therefore many animals successfully reproduce during their lifetime. Visitors to the zoo will be able to see the panthers, white tigers, exotic monkeys and lynxes. On the territory of this zoo there are many interesting recreation areas and attractions for children.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Bratislava
♥   Shopping area ' Obchodna Street' Bratislava, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Bratislava
♥   Castle 'Starhrad' , 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gemerský hrad' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Bratislava Castle' , 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Devín Castle' , 10.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Dračí hrádok Castle' , 11.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Bratislava
♥   National Park 'Donau-Auen' , 28.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge - Wüste' , 44.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Neusiedler See - Seewinkel' , 48.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Fertő-Hansági' , 58.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Eichenhain' , 66.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Bratislava from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

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From the series “Enchanting Flower Clocks Built by Humans”
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The upper tiers of the mine have been converted into a museum; they store a very interesting exhibition about the life and work of miners. Lower tiers outside of the flood zone have retained their dark charm, so they’re not recommended to people who are afraid of the dark. Shimmering light gives special mystique and mystery to mines, and in some areas it’s almost absent, so visitors will have an opportunity to plunge into total darkness for a few minutes. … Read further

House Attack

From the series “Top 16 Most Amazing Buildings of the Planet”
The MUMOK Museum, housed in 'House Attack', presents the visitor more than 7,000 unique works of art, the authors of which are the talented young painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. The building, which fully reflects the particularity of the talented sculptor's style, is also a masterpiece of modern architecture. … Read further

Sightseeing in Slovakia: things to see

Magnificent churches remain the most famous landmarks of Kosice. The central street of the city is the location of St. Elisabeth Cathedral - the largest church in the country. The height of the main tower, which was built in the 11th century, is 59 metres. Beautiful gothic altar decorated with skillfully made drawings remains one of the most precious artifacts of the church. In the 15th century, St. Michael's Chapel was built near the cathedral. Inner premises of the chapel are no less interesting than its outer design as there are beautiful drawings and frescos that depict important historic events. Until the middle of the 18th century, a graveyard was located near the chapel. Later the graveyard was turned into a park. … Open
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