Top 10 Things to do in Bratislava, Bratislava Region
Stare Mesto, the Old Town of Slovakia's capital, whisks visitors back a few centuries as they wander cobblestone streets, admire the Baroque architecture, enjoy summer and Christmas concerts at Old Town Hall and while away time at cafes and restaurants. Venture beyond for more sites, including the 15th-century hrad (castle) with its treasury and history and music museums, the Slovak National Theater and the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Slovak National Gallery, housed in an 18th-century palace.
1. Bratislava Old Town
4.5 based on 8208 reviews
Historic neighborhood filled with charming narrow lanes, burgher's houses and nobles' palaces in addition to many of the city's important buildings such as the former Palace of the Hungarian Estates, the late-Gothic building of the Academia Istropolitana and the Leopold de Pauli Palace where Franz Liszt performed as a child.
Reviewed By Anthony S - Brisbane, AustraliaBrisbane, Australia
Great to visit but be early
I was there early in the morning, 8:30, and already the crowds of tour groups were gathering blocking the streets, even the wide ones, so make sure you are there early.
2. Devin Castle
4.5 based on 2497 reviews
Located a few miles west of Bratislava. Devín Castle ranks among the most important archeological sites in Central Europe. Located at the banks of the Danube, where once the Danube and Amber Roads intersected, it watches over the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Archeological research proves the area was settled about 7000 years ago and has since then been populated by one group or another, almost without interruption until today. Already during prehistory, it was a fortified center of power. During the Roman period the first several brick buildings were erected here. The first written source on Devín dates back to 864 and mentions a “Dowina Castle”. The Great Moravian period saw the erection of a church with colorful interior wall painting on castle grounds. Throughout the Middle Ages the Castle was an important border fortress, often passing from one noble family to another. In 1809 the Castle was intentionally demolished using explosives. In 1961 Devín Castle was declare
Reviewed By Thombly - Bologna, ItalyBologna, Italy
Ruins on a hill, wonderful views
Devin Castle is a must-see. It's close to Bratislava, easily reachable by public bus (n.29) or by bike (really worth it!). The castle itself is not particularly interesting (ruins), but its history (during ancient Rome, it was on the border of the Empire)
3. Modry Kostol
4.5 based on 2788 reviews
Reviewed By kazia66 - Rainham, United KingdomRainham, United Kingdom
Worth a quick stop
We hired bikes for the day and cycled past this church on our way back to town. It's really quirky in design and looks a bit like made of plasticine or fondant. Some good photo angles to be taken here. We didn't go inside so can't really comment much more
4.5 based on 1089 reviews
Reviewed By PeterP6082 - Duong Dong, VietnamDuong Dong, Vietnam
Unfortunately Bratislava was destroyed be stupid communist and half of the old city was demolished. Therefore the view from Slavic is not the best one but anyway is nice quiet area with the cemetery and monument for Red army soldiers. You can walk them fr
5. Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
4.5 based on 446 reviews
One of the most romatic modern art museums in Europe- the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum- is located less than 20 km south of Bratislava. It was founded by the Dutch collector and patron of the arts Gerard Meulensteen and the Slovak gallerist Vincent Polakovič. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has arranged numerous exhibitions of leading figures of the Slovak, European and world art scene, including Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Miroslav Cipár, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Rudolf Sikora, Martín Chirino, Vladimír Popovič and other artists. The museum has attracted thousands of Slovak and foreign visitors as well as royal visits and leading political, social and above all cultural figures. Its unique location bordering on three countries, and sensitive integration with the surrounding nature and the River Danube provide visitors extraordinary views of exhibited artworks and of the flora and fauna unique to the peninsula of art in every season of the year. The adjoining sculpture park features the Works of a number of artists, among them El Lissitzky, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jim Dine, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Jozef Jankovič, Arman, Jean- Claude Farhi, Vladimír Kompánek and Rudolf Uher. A magnificent view of Bratislava and the mighty Danube offer unforgettable experiences at sunset. After the completion of the extension, supported by the Government of the Slovak Republic, the museum is a new symbol of modern Bratislava, recommended by prestigious world guide books and social networking websites. See you by the River Danube, friends!
Reviewed By Joost N - Groningen, The NetherlandsGroningen, The Netherlands
Must see !!
The Danubiana museum is fantastic. The design of the building in combination with the location and the colourfull art. Walking through the museum and seeing everytime another angle on the danube river and on the garden with art sculptures. Every moment sp
4 based on 3438 reviews
Reviewed By Foodie_CST - Timisoara, RomaniaTimisoara, Romania
Man at work
Pretty interesting sculpture of a sewer worker coming out of a manhole, we stumple upon it by accident but you should check it out if you are in the area, usually lots of people hanging out near it to take pictures.
7. Bratislava Castle
4 based on 4840 reviews
Reviewed By 471andrev - Paarl, South AfricaPaarl, South Africa
Recently renovated, the castle offers breathtaking views of the Danube and Petrzalka across the river from the front courtyard. It is a bit of a walk from the old town with a bit of a climb at the end, but worth the effort. The castle itself feels a bit l
8. UFO Observation Deck
4 based on 2312 reviews
Reviewed By kazia66 - Rainham, United KingdomRainham, United Kingdom
The entry to the viewing deck is 7 euros. You go up in a lift which goes slightly sideways, it's an odd feeling! The view from the outdoor terrace is amazing but don't go ona windy day, the whole thing shakes which made me a bit uneasy. We quickly retreat
9. Hlavne Namestie
4.5 based on 987 reviews
Reviewed By iamdjgordon - London, United KingdomLondon, United Kingdom
Excellent Christmas market in winter
This is main city quite in central Bratislava. I would definitely recommend visiting in December, as the square hosts a brilliant Christmas market. Lots of stalls selling food, drinks and an array of arts and crafts/gifts. Stock up on some honey wine!
10. Michalska Brana
4 based on 1232 reviews
Reviewed By zuv - Bucharest, RomaniaBucharest, Romania
Old town's gate
One of the old gates of the town, guarded by a high tower that shelters a small museum of weapons. Also, the tower is a wonderful observation point, offering a 360 degree view of the old town. In the middle of the road, just under the arch of the gate is