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Things to see in Bratislava

Located in the West of Slovakia is its capital Bratislava. It is a small city with less than half a million people living here making is one of the smaller capitals of Europe. The first impression of this city are usually not the best as the outskirts of the city consist of many concrete tower blocks. The city is improving itself and many has been done up considerably.

The city center is a completely different story as it is largely medieval and very beautiful. It has some narrow winding streets and is mostly accessible for pedestrians only. From the riverfront there is a nice view on Bratislava castle which has been built on a hill and overlooks the whole city. The castle is also the main sight to visit and especially in the summer there are often events going on.

Some of the religious places to see in Bratislava are St. Martin's Cathedral and the blue church. It also has two palaces of which one is home to the president. One very beautiful sight is the Slovak National theater which is located on an attractive square with many terraces and a perfect place to get a drink. One of the more unique sights is the the New Bridge (Novy Most) which appears to have a UFO landed on it. 

One sight which is worthwhile visiting is the Slavin monument which remembers the liberation of the city by the Soviet army. From there you also get a panorama view over Bratislava. 

A possible day trip from Bratislava is the spa town Piestany. It has a pretty town center, but more importantly a lake where you can relax. Another place to go is Cerveny Kamen castle which was built in the 13th century and is surrounded by a large forest. For those looking for some outdoors adventures, there are hiking possibilities in the nearby Small Carpathian mountains.

The city center itself is small and compact so walking will get you to most places. For things a bit further away there are trams and trolleybuses. If you travel onward from Bratislava it is easy to get a bus to the Austrian capital Vienna. The best time to visit Bratislava is from April to October as during the winter months the temperature regularly goes below zero and is regularly accompanied with snow.


Travel photo gallery of Bratislava

 
Slovak National theater.

Slovak National theater.

 
Slovak National theater in Bratislava.

Slovak National theater.

 
Bratislava castle in Slovakia.

Bratislava castle.

 


The Slovakia photo gallery includes only: Bratislava.


 



Bratislava castle.

The castle on the hill.

 
Spire of the St Martin cathedral.

Spire of the St Martin cathedral.

 
St Martin cathedral.

St Martin cathedral.

 
Slavin monument.

Slavin monument.

 
Soldier on top of the Slavin monument.

Soldier on top of the Slavin monument.

 



Grassalkovich presidential palace.

Grassalkovich presidential palace.

 



Presidential palace in Bratislava.

Presidential palace.

 



Old town of Bratislava, Slovakia.

Old town.

 
Church of St. Elisabeth (blue church).

Church of St. Elisabeth (blue church).

 
Statue of Hviezdoslav.

Statue of Hviezdoslav.

 
Sculpture on Stur Square.

Sculpture on Stur Square.

 



Hlavne square in Bratislava.

Hlavne square.

 
House on Hlavne square.

House on Hlavne square.

 
St. George's fountain on Primacial Palace.

St. George's fountain on Primacial Palace.

 



Trinity Church in Bratislava.

Trinity church.

 



The historical city centre of Bratislava.

The historical city center.

 
Historical building in the old town.

Historical building in the old town.

 
Old buildings.

Old buildings.

 
Michael gate.

Michael gate.

 



Novy most over the river Danube in Bratislava.

Novy most bridge over the river Danube.

 
Comenius University, Bratislava.

Comenius University.

 
Old building in the historical city centre.

Old building in the historical city center.

 
Old house in need of restoration.

Old house in need of restoration.

 
Old house.

Old house.

 
Narrow street in Bratislava leading to the Michael gate.

Narrow street leading to the Michael gate.

 



Hlavne square.

Hlavne square.

 
Town hall of Bratislava.

Town hall.

   
Primacial palace in Bratislava.

Primacial palace.

 

Internet sites with travel information about Bratislava

 


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Last update: 08/09/2013