Bratislava Old Town

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Bratislava Old Town
4.5
Neighbourhoods • Historic Walking Areas
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
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.
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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Sam
Nuremberg, Germany11,136 contributions
Old Town
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a beautiful town. Spent a few hours here and really loved it. Amazing shops and restaurants. Very cheap compared to Vienna. Glad I visited
Written 13 October 2021
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Tarjia
Klaukkala, Finland226 contributions
Beautiful but small
Sep 2021
We spent a weekend in Bratislava and two days was enough to see the city. The old town is so small that there is nothing much to see after 2 days.
Beautiful old buildings and squares. Lots if restaurants and cafes to choose from. Anywhere in the Old Town is great to grab a seat, have a drink and people-watch.

There were throngs of large German-speaking tourists groups with a tour guide - we guessed they were from the huge river cruise ships. In some places the groups blocked the streets totally.
Written 28 September 2021
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Addisadvisor
Titchfield, UK8,042 contributions
Great.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Please ignore the negative review written by someone in July. We were in Bratislava 10 days.
Brilliant, local folk totally helpful, contactless card worked everywhere. No Rip offs. Love it.
Been to nearly all European capitals. Bratislava in my top 3.
Relaxing. Reasonable prices everywhere.
And important in 2021 superbly efficient city centre COVID test clinic..see Slovakia Forum.
Also airport only 9 Euros on Bolt taxi..folk say Bolt better than Uber here. Didn't like my card so ticked pay cash option.
True that most ATMs charge c 2 or 3 euros fee but I found one that didn't.
Trams system great..buy tickets at machine at stops..older machines need coins but are easier to use than new big screen ones at major stops.
Airport modern but very quiet. Less flights a day than the major Ethiopian regional airport where we live...
On Ryanair to Stanstead all checking of COVID stuff ie Negative Test proof and UK PLF form was done very carefully by Ryanair check in staff who stamped our boarding pass.
IE even with boarding passes printed 3 weeks earlier and no bags to check in ..you had to go to check in desk.
So at Stansted arriving only normal passport check .
Maximum marks for Slovakia from me
Written 25 September 2021
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OCS77
Austria87 contributions
nice town, doable in a few hours
Sep 2021
walk around bratislava old-town is nice; best for a day-trip from vienna; nice restaurants and bars, good atmosphere, michael gate was under renovation, so one of the highlights not accessible
Written 20 September 2021
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom514 contributions
Visit St Martin’s; other interesting buildings worth a walk past.
Oct 2020
All of Bratislava Old Town is within 15 minutes from the Main Square. Michaels Gate (Michalská brána) is an interesting 14th century city gate/ tower, St Matin’s Cathedral is beautiful inside (especially the gargoyle decorated pews, statues and catacombs) - it was the church where the Kings of Hungary were crowned. 13th century Kostol povýšenia Svätého kríža is also worth seeing
Written 16 September 2021
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Ikad76
25 contributions
avarage
Sep 2021
We had to stay in Bratislava because of flight in the morning
I wouldn't recommend traveling to the city if you don't need to.
Written 13 September 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,424 contributions
Charmingly quirky
Sep 2021
Historic, cool, charming, quirky...Old Town is a great place to go for a stroll, grab a bite, have a drink, or just people watch. Don't miss some of the oddities Old Town has to offer like Man at Work or the Blue Church.
Written 8 September 2021
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mcb
2 contributions
great medieval old town
Aug 2021
Bratislava is a very underrated medieval old town. I feel it's still a little undiscovered and probably what Ljubljana was 10-15 years ago. Prices are still reasonable and there are so many great little cafes and neat things to do. You are guaranteed to have a great weekend and can easily stay busy sightseeing for 48-72 hours. It's not huge, but it's definitely not small and there is a huge castle, a cathedral where a large number of Austro-Hungarian emperors were coronated and several great restaurants. It's such a cool town, it should make it on most people's must see areas of Europe. For westerners, don't worry, everyone speaks English.
Written 30 August 2021
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Ina G
201 contributions
Lovely old town that will remind you of so many capitals
Aug 2021 • Solo
Loved this old town! There is so much character and history, Hungarians here, Austrians there, slavic as well, Mozart, Liszt, old buildings, cafes, museums. Lovely!
Written 15 August 2021
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Sanjeewa L
Geneva167 contributions
If you go to Bratislava, don't miss the Old Town
Aug 2021
It is an old town with character but also can cover within a short time. Many churches, restaurants and shops and we enjoyed our time.
Written 11 August 2021
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