Bratislava

Slovakia in general and this city in particular unfairly underestimate. Yes, the sights of Bratislava do not meet tourists in huge numbers. But we will tell you what to see in Bratislava if you are here on a trip or visit this city for a few days. The city adjoins Vienna, Budapest and Prague are nearby, so if opportunities permit, consider before the trip the sights of Bratislava photo with names and description and include it in your itinerary.
After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, it was Bratislava who was not lucky, because most of the sights remained in the Czech Republic. But this does not mean that the capital of Slovakia has nothing to surprise the tourist.

So the list of the best tourist places in front of you:

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Old Town, Bratislava

Very atmospheric place, pride of the city. Many of Bratislava's sights are located here, surrounded by interesting buildings.
Guests of the city leave rave reviews about this place, noting the amazing contrast between dilapidated and restored streets. We recommend you to go to a literary cafe with artistically painted ceilings, try tea liqueur and take a one-hour excursion by car in retro style.

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Main square (Hlavné námestie), Bratislava

The center of the Old Town is an interesting place in Bratislava, its business card. The architectural ensemble surprises with a mixture of styles:gothic, and classicism, and baroque. Once there was a flourishing trade, today it is a place for idle festivities with shops, cafes, galleries and restaurants. In the square there is a fountain of Roland, about which there are legends. On holidays on the square there are festivals, fairs, exhibitions. In the New Year and Christmas, Christmas events are held, an ice rink is opened.

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Old Town Hall, Bratislava

The oldest work of architectural art, erected in the XIV century. Listing the main attractions of Bratislava briefly, he will give one of the first positions on the list. Gothic style eventually added to the elements of the Baroque and Renaissance, and the new wing, attached at the beginning of the last century, bears the traces of neo-Renaissance and neo-Gothic. The corner tower has been preserved almost in its original form. A roof decorated with mosaic deserves special attention.

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Bratislava Castle

Monumental quadrangular building, towering on a cliff, embodies the whole history of Slovakia. The People's Museum is equipped with its walls, various exhibitions are held, a beautiful park is broken in the courtyard. Towards the tower is a difficult climb along the cobbled road, which should be overcome to admire the terrace and the towers with panoramic views of the city and the Danube. Recently, the castle was restored.

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Devín Castle, Bratislava

We advise that to look in Bratislava lovers of ancient history. From the castle, settled on a steep rock, more than once there were ruins on which the fortress was subsequently built. The building underwent restoration, as a result, the castle acquired its former majestic appearance. However, tourists still look at the remains of the Roman fortress with interest. At the foot of the castle is a winery village, where guests are shown cellars and wine halls. Rising to the surviving tower, you can observe how the waters of the two rivers mix at the foot.

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Primate's Palace, Bratislava

The palace is considered the most beautiful in Bratislava. It is impossible, not admiring, to pass by the pink-gold facade in the neoclassical style, decorated with the coat of arms. The crown of the building, emphasizing its monumentality, was the hat of a cardinal of enormous size. In the interior, the Mirror Hall deserves special attention, where the Emperor of Austria and Napoleon signed a peace agreement. On the walls are the tapestries of the work of Flemish masters. In the courtyard is the fountain of St. George, one of the oldest in the city.

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Grassalkovich Palace, Bratislava

Want to see the residence of the President of Slovakia? It is located in this palace. In tourist reviews, in addition to the elegant building, mentioned a beautiful fountain with a ball in the center, set in front of the palace. Earlier here, royal receptions and balls were arranged, today it performs other functions. Perhaps, for the Presidential Palace, although beautiful, but too modest, but it rather speaks in favor of the country's leader.

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Michael's Gate, Bratislava

These gates are all that remained of the ancient city fortifications built in the XIV century. It is believed that it is with them that the city begins. If you are thinking of where to go to Bratislava in the remaining time, you should join its ancient architecture. Under the arch you will see a zero meridian with distances to the capitals of neighboring states. The gate serves for all a certain direction, visible from everywhere.

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St Martin's Cathedral, Bratislava

When in the XIII century. built city fortifications, the cathedral was part of them. Only in the middle of the XV century. he was consecrated. The cathedral received a high rating in the guidebooks thanks to the Gothic architecture: in appearance it resembles the Vienna church. The gilded crown of St. Stefan crowning the tower on the roof is hard to see from below, but inside you can see near the magnificent frescoes and stained-glass windows, which are generously decorated with the interior of the cathedral.

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Slovak National Theater, Bratislava

Another building in the Neo-Renaissance style is very attractive in appearance and has a small but adequately designed opera hall. Persistent recommendations of tourists are about representations that are worth going to. They often put Dostoevsky, there is a great acting game. In September, you can get to the open day and go behind the scenes and not only.

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Bratislava Zoo

The zoo is beautiful in a territory of 96 hectares and more than 1000 species of fauna. Animals are kept either in open-air cages or in open territories. Dinopark with interactive exhibits deserves special attention, it is interesting for children to observe how they talk, move their tails and heads. On the territory there is a children's complex.