Bratislava

Bratislava lies on both banks of the Danube – the second largest river in Europe – and on the foothill of Malé Karpaty mountains. The city is situated on the borders with Hungary and Austria. Bratislava spreads over 365 km2 and has around 420 000 inhabitants. Besides its important role in history as a capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, its present it also quite interesting. Despite of rich history Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals in the world. Visitors are compelled by homey atmosphere of smaller city, as well as its pulse and history merging with the newest of trends.

History of Bratislava goes back to the year 5000 B.C. as can be proven by archeological findings of colonization that took place here during the Neolithic period. The Celts built their first settlements in Bratislava and Devín in the first century B.C. They also founded a Celtic mint that produced silver coins known as Biatec.

Bratislava Castle

Historical Museum – Bratislava Castle

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Bratislava Castle is the site of the Historical Museum, a branch of the Slovak National Museum (SNM). It documents the development of society in Slovakia from the Middle Ages until the present day. It holds extensive collections of coins, furniture, visual arts, clocks, historical weapons, glass items, porcelain and ceramics, fashion accessories and silver articles. […]

Archeological Museum

Archeological Museum

This museum, a branch of the Slovak National Museum, contains a collection of treasures from Slovakia’s distant past and various archaeological finds from the early Stone Age up to the 13th century.

Calvinist Church

Calvinist Church

This neo-Romanesque Calvinist Reform church was designed by architect Franz Wimmer and built in 1913. It displays characteristics reminiscent of the Chicago school of architecture. The site was previously occupied by the main post office, which now stands across the square.

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The Blue Church – Church of St. Elizabeth

The shrine, together with the parish and the nearby secondary school, comprised a unique complex built in the secession style. The shrine was built to the plans of the Budapest architect Edmund Lechner in 1909-1913. It is famous for its blue plaster with inlaid, blue-glazed majolica as well as its glazed roof-cover. The mosaic of […]

Trinitarian Church

Holy Trinity Church – Trinitarian Church

The Trinitarian Order, who ransomed Christian captives from Turkish imprisonment, settled in Bratislava at the end of the 17th century. In 1717-1725, they built a church and a monastery of their own, which ranked among the most attractive constructions of baroque-style in Bratislava. The monastery has not been preserved, and in 1844 the Zupa house […]

Chuch and Cloister of Clarissnes

Church and Cloister of the Clarissnes

The Order of St Clare settled in Bratislava in 1297 and constructed a church and a monastery of their own. The single-nave church, built in Gothic style, is from the first half of the 14th century. In about 1400, a remarkable pentagonal spire with sculptures was annexed. Only its pyramid-shape top is built in neo-Gothic […]

Capuchin Church

Capuchin Church – Church of St. Stephan

The Order of Capuchins was active in Bratislava in the second half of the 17th century. They built a simple church and monastery in the extramural sector. The Statue of St. Stephen decorates the present façade in neo-Romanesque style. The main altar depicts S.t Stephen putting the historic Hungary under the protection of the Virgin […]

Franciscan Church

Franciscan Church of the Lord´s Annunciation

The Franciscan Church is the oldest existing religious (sacral) building in the Old Town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.The church was consecrated in the year 1297 in the presence of King Andrew III of Hungary. In the past, the church building served for larger gatherings of townspeople or Hungarian nobles. In 1526 Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor was elected here to become the King of Hungary. […]

Slovak National Theater

Slovak National Theater

The historical building of Slovak National Theater was built in Neo Renaissance style in 1886 as City Theater. Oval openings on the facade hold busts of famous musicians and on the building is a stone sculpture of the Muse Thalia. The building houses the opera of Slovak National Theater.

Reduta

Reduta

The breathtaking building of Reduta was built in electic style in 1915 at the place where a Baroque grainery used to stand. The project was created by Budapest architects Dezider Jakab and Marcel Komor, who previously won a tender in 1906. Because of the war, it was being built a long time, some decorative work […]

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