Historic Sites in Bratislava

Historic Sites in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava Historic Sites

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  • tushar_pai
    Milton Keynes, UK2,935 contributions
    We took a Bolt taxi from the centre and it took just 20 mins and less than €10 to get there. The castle is in ruins but is set on a mountain top at the confluence of Danube and Morava rivers. On the other side is Austria and so this castle is quite literally on the border.

    The extended circuit takes you round the castle and leads to up the middle castle and upper castle. There are about 150 steps leading up to the upper castle from where you can see the rivers and into Austria. There is this really deep well in the middle castle which you can look into.

    We spent more than an hour over here wandering around the ruins and then took a taxi back.
    Written 25 February 2024
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
    Tower Michaels gate is the only tower of the old city walls that is left. It is at the end of St Michaels street. It used to sit over a moat surrounding the old city in the 1300's. It is a must see if the old city as its one of the oldest buildings in town.
    Written 7 April 2023
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  • Beaten Track
    London, UK105 contributions
    10 euros is really good value. You get access to the entire Town Hall and also the museum next door in the Primatial Palace. Combined you get a broad sweep of Slovakian history from the Middle Ages to the Soviet era. The highlight is the bell tower and the office half-way up which is beautifully preserved and then the view from the top. English translations are pretty poor... so you're mainly looking at stuff.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Owenthomas
    Berthoud, CO1,001 contributions
    This was the coronation church of the Hungarian empire from 1563 to 1830. Queen Maria Theresa was crowned here. The church and was rebuilt in the 18th century with a Baroque appearance. It has the remains of St John the Merciful from 620.
    Written 4 May 2023
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  • RetiredandLovingIt
    Rainham, UK63 contributions
    Really interesting building and collection. Firstly the building itself is an attractive powder-pink. It is topped by 150kg cast iron cardinal's hat. The rooms whilst not extensive are attractive. Historical it is important for the signing of the 'Peace of Pressburg' in 1805 after the Austrian defeat to Napoleon at Austerlitz. For history buffs it is interesting to think of Talleyrand working in these rooms to create the treaty.
    Regarding the contents, the most notable are six tapestries made in 1628 to 1630 in Mortlake near London.
    My only criticism would be that the pictures and furniture should have explanation plaques in English- sorry sounds nationalistic but it seems most tourists here understand English.
    Written 21 September 2023
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  • LW811055
    Hawaii731 contributions
    Pur guide made this claim because there were about 6,000 graves next to the Danube River. As the river level rose, they moved all graves to higher ground except for 23 (one of which is Schreiber one of the famous Jewish Rabbis).
    Written 22 May 2019
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
    The gate was closed for renovations and you couldn't walk through the amazing archway. I love the architecture and the history that goes along with the building. You could still walk up to it and get around around it and still see it but just couldn't get into it. I still really enjoyed it. Get down and have a look when you visit the Bratislava castle.
    Written 5 April 2023
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  • Ginges_revenge
    Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
    Some of the parts of the walls were OK to see when passing by. They give you a feel for the age of the city. We walked through a few sections of these when sightseeing through the city. When we tried to get up n the walls down by the St Martens cathedral, the gates were closed so we didn't bother chasing up the other entrances.
    Written 9 April 2023
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK619,734 contributions
    Stefanikova Street is a very long street that brings you directly into the Old Town, it's a street that has some amazing architecture along,some really grand architecture including the Government Office and the Summer Archbishops Palace, there's also innumerable pubs and bars along the street including the awesome Fabrika ,Dungeon Pub,Bon Bon Jazz Bar,Flame Music Bar and many many more ,not just along the street but the side streets along Stefanikova Street, there's only one problem and that's the constant traffic, it's a major artery into the city centre and there is a constant flow of traffic ,this can't be helped but it takes away from the beautiful architecture along this street and the great nightlife, that said it's still a cool place to walk along and is most definitely well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to this most beautiful of cities.
    Written 20 December 2018
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  • JeffTheChairman
    Exeter, UK1,126 contributions
    Whilst in Bratislava we found the Pharmacy Salvator
    A beautiful Art Nouveau building Which photographs really well but does look unloved and in need of some TLC
    Written 16 August 2019
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  • MandyERush
    Nairn, UK173 contributions
    Went to take a photo of a griffin. Bratislava was full of dragons, geckos and creatures of the night.
    Written 3 October 2018
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  • OZS_ATW
    Budapest, Hungary3,236 contributions
    Zichy's palace ia acool place to check out inside and outside. We just ended up in here accidentally.
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Cymrocymraeg
    Caernarfon, North Wales142 contributions
    As we only had a few hours in Bratislava, we didn't see much. Arriving by train, we walked a short distance to the Presidential Palace. The palace itself wasn't open to the public, however, the gardens, to the rear were. The palace itself looked very impressive, and well maintained. This was in contrast to the surrounding buildings, which looked a little tired.
    Take the No93 Bus from the railway station, and you're there in 2 minutes!
    Written 28 January 2020
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