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.

Devin castle

Devin Castle

Price: 4€

Devín Castle are the ruins of Gothic – later with several style changes – castle majestically standing above the village bearing the same name that is the city part of Bratislava. Owing to its strategic position, the cliff (altitude of 212 meters) at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers was an ideal place for a fort. Its owner […]

Mirbach Palace

Mirbach Palace

Price: 4€

Specialists on the capital city consider this building the best site – besides the Primate´s Palace – that Bratislava has to offer to its visitors. The palace has been built in the style of so-called Bratislava Rococo by M. Hörligl in 1768 – 1770. After several changes of owners tha last one – earl Emil […]

Michael Gate

Michael´s Gate

It is the only one left of four gates which have been a part of the city fortification that circled the city. Upper terace 51 metres above ground offers breathtaking vistas over the historical centre. On the top of the tower is a statue of Archangel Michael slaying a dragon. Today the tower serves as […]

Grassalkovich Palace

Grassalkovich Palace

The palace was build in 1760. The sponsor of the building was earl Anton Grassalkovich, an attorney and later the chair of Hungarian Imperial Chamber. A vas garden in French style is a part of the palace. Today, Grassalkovich Palace is better known as the Presidential Palace as it is residence of the President of […]

The Primate´s Palace

The Primate´s Palace

Price: 3€

At the place of today´s palace formerly stood a representative Renaissance mansion in 1540. The palace is adorned by many features of Classicistic architecture: pillars supporting balcony above palace entrance, decorations of windows, staircases and representative halls, and tympanum. Is is triangular gable above the entrance at the front of the building. Above the tympanum […]

The Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall

Price: 5 €

The Old Town Hall is the oldest one in Slovakia and belongs to the most secular buildings in Bratislava. Its origin goes back to the end of 13th century from which there still is a corner tower. Reconstructed rooms hold the exhibition of the town´s history. It is the oldest city hall in the country […]

St. Martin Cathedral

St. Martin´s Cathedral

St. Martin´s cathedral is situated at small Runday square. It is the biggest Gothic structure in Bratislava built on the grounds of an older cemetery where the smaller chapel used to stand. On the top of 85 metres tall Neo-Gothic tower is the copy of Hungarian crown rested on a gilded pillow of 2x2m. At […]

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Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle may be considered the most important monuments of the city. Rising from the top of rocky hill it is 85 metres above the level of the Danube. The castle hill has always been an important place as it lies on what used to be a business crossroad protected by a wide river on […]

Slovak Philharmony

Slovak Philharmony

Price: 7

Is the most beautiful concert hall situated in the historical building of Reduta. Links for concert schedule

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