The “Beauty on the Danube” is just one of the names given to Bratislava, the Slovak capital. The city spreads along the base of the Malé Karpaty (Small Carpathians mountain range), sitting astride the longest river in Europe, the Danube (Dunaj).
Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals in the world, but its rich history has been chronicled for over two thousand years. Visitors are drawn to the intimacy of this city, which constantly pulses with life and culture.
The most attractive part of Bratislava is surely Staré mesto (Old Town), where you can wander the narrow streets and admire the impressive historical monuments.
The most visited and popular sites in the city are also its most dominant monuments, namely Bratislava Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Primate’s Palace, St. Michael’s Gate, the Old Town Hall, Grassalkovich and Mirbach palaces, and the Slavín war memorial.
The city centre is full of gorgeous hidden spots, countless cosy cafes, and excellent restaurants off ering extraordinary culinary experiences. As a modern metropolis, Bratislava boasts a wide selection of accommodation possibilities up to European standards, even for the most demanding of guests.
Throughout the year, the city serves as the venue for a diverse range of cultural, sporting, and gastronomic events that complement the unforgettable atmosphere of this picturesque city. The Coronation Ceremonies, the Bratislava Music Festival, and the Christmas Market are just some examples worthy of mention.
The surroundings of the city also off er a wide array of ways to spend your free time. Enjoy a boat cruise along the Danube to the nearby ruins of Devín Castle or visit the Danubiana Museum of Modern Art in Čunovo, try some fi ne local wines and culinary specialities from the Small Carpathians region, cycle along any of the leisurely bike paths along the Danube, or take a tour of the enchanting Červený Kameň (Red Stone) Castle. This is just a snapshot of the many things visitors can look forward to in this region, so rich in history.
- CategoryDestinations, Family Activities, Honeymoon Ideas, Sightseeing, Things To Do, Travel Guide
- LocationBratislava, Slovakia
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