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SK: Bratislava – Little Big City – VIDEO

Published: 12.1.2016
Many people see the Slovakian capital only when passing by in train, bus, or car while travelling from the Czech Republic to Hungary or vice versa. But it is really worth it to spend a while in the city of half-million on the Danube. Bratislava has changed. It is no longer boring, grey city. It has been gradually removing the damage done by the communist regime and life crawls back to the city.

The main symbol of Bratislava is its castle. We will talk about it in some other article. What is worth a visit is the historical center. Its streets come to life every evening thanks to cozy wine cellars, restaurants, cafes and bars. Majority of sights are located in the city center. Among them is, for instance, a 13th century Franciscan church, Devin neighborhood is home to the legendary castle of the same name.

 the view of Bratislava, St Martin church is upfront

Bratislava works on its culture. And it has been successful, at least in some respect. For instance, local International Jazz Festival enjoys great respect, the Bratislava Jazz Days and Bratislava Music Celebrations are just other examples. Slovakian National Gallery stands on the riverbank. You can pay a visit also to the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum – the largest Slovakian gallery exhibition modern art. It is situated in an interesting building on a peninsula on the Danube.

Bratislava Bratislava

Exhibitions at Slovakian National Museums , City Museum of Bratislava are recommended as other points of interest for you. Near the main train station, the Museum of Transportation is open for all fans of machines. On Zidovska street is the Museum of Jewish Culture. The Month of Photography is an event that has been increasingly popular. Every autumn it displays the best pictures by Czech, Slovakian, Hungarian and other photographers from all around the world.

Stará radnice Stará radnice Zupni square

So, what are the sights you shouldn’t miss while in the city center? Wel,l one of the most interesting buildings is the New Town Hall and also Main Square which is adjacent to it. In the former, there resides the aforementioned City Museum. another famous sight is the Gate of Michael – which belongs to the most preserved parts of former fortification of Bratislava. Other sigh is clearly visible from the castle grounds. It is St Martin church. The Gothic-style church is one of the largest in Slovakia. We highly recommend you to go inside.

St Martin church Gate of Michael Gate of Michael

Bit odd seems a blue Art Noveau church situated in the eastern part of the Old Town. It is St Elizabeth church (designed by Hungarian architect Ödön Lechner) built in the beginning of the 19th century. Also, make sure to visit St Stephen church and St Jan of Matha church which is on Zupni Square.

St Stephan church St Stephan church

There are some Baroque palaces in the center. Some are occupied by governmental institutions. For instance, Grasalkovic’s palace is the residence of the president. Slovakian government resides in the former archbishop’s palace.

 Grasalkovic’s palace  Grasalkovic’s palace

Other Bratislava’s major sight is the SNP Bridge. It connects the historic part of the city and Petrzalka neighborhood that is on the opposite bank of the Danube. There is an observation platform on the top of the main pier of the bridge. The view of the city and the river up from there is spectacular.

Most SNP

In our opinion, Bratislava is worth your attention. Well, actually not only according to us for the number of visitors visiting Bratislava increases each year. The capital of Slovakia is easy to get to thanks to freeways, railroads and its own international airport. Once there you can easily take a trip to Wien or Budapest. Go and make your own impressions of Bratislava!

GPS: (Old Town) 48°08'37.7"N 17°06'30.9"E

Text, photo and video: Matouš Vinš

Music: Ketsa



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