As you already know from our previous blog, we are in Bratislava, Slovakia. Read “Where to stay in Bratislava” blog -> HERE. I promised that the next blog will be about attractions and where to eat, so let’s start with some Bratislava views!
-> Slavin is memorial monument and military cemetery in Bratislava. Very big way to commemorate thousands of Soviet Army soldiers who fell during World War II, if you ask us. Slavin is situated in a very rich villa quarter, on top of a hill, which offers amazing views of the city and Bratislava Castle.
-> Bratislava Castle is is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It was built in the 9th century and, since then, it crowned 11 kings and 8 queens! Crazy, right? Nowadays, it is a home of the Slovak National Museums. Entrance fee is approx. 10 EUR. If you are not a “museum kind of person”, it is still cool, free and easy to walk up to the Castle. There is beautiful park surrounding the Castle and it, obviously, offers amazing city and Danube river views.
-> UFO Observation Deck is the third, and last, city view point that we saw. It is located just a few minute walk from the Old Town, on the other side of the New Bridge. The bridge walk is actually very fun as well! Crossing the Danube river is always impressive, because Danube is glorious. Am I the only one who thinks Danube is glorious?? Anyhow, walk there on one side and return, to the city, from the other side of bridge, because that way you can see cities from both sides of bridge.
UFO Deck is actually built in New Bridge (Nový most, or also called Most SNP). You go to the deck in the elevator 95 meters (312 feet) up, which costs approx. 7 EUR (for adult). They said UFO offers views up to 100 kilometer distance, so we had to try it!
Ok, now let’s go to the Old Town. There are few main attractions which you can walk around:
-> St. Michael’s Gate/Tower, the only city gate which is preserved since Medieval times. Inside the tower is Museum of Weapons and City Fortifications. Under the gate you can find Zero kilometer stone, which counts the distance from Bratislava to other cities in the world.
-> Old Town Hall, on Main Square, is a home to Museum of City History which has examples of Medieval torture instruments, in the basement. You can also check out Primatial Palace, Old Building of the Slovak National Theatre and St. Martin’s Cathedral which are located in the Old Town area.
It is amazing just getting lost in streets of Bratislava. We decided to skip entering museums and had fun wandering around the Old town.
-> Let’s not forget Bratislava’s got quite a few statues around the old town: Cumil, Schone Naci, Napoleon soldier and Paparazzi. They are waiting you, patiently, to take photo with them. Sometimes, being the tourist is so much fun!
-> Grassalkovich Palace and Gardens, is official residence of Slovak President. In front of the palace there is a fountain in a shape of the Earth as a symbol of freedom and palace is guarded by Presidential guards. They have daily changes of the guards, similar to the well-known Queen’s Guard change in London.
Those are our favorites! What other attraction would you recommend to add to our list? While you think of that, let us show you our TOP picks to EAT in Bratislava!
RE:FRESH restaurant and club in Bratislava Old Town. Their restaurant offers quality meat food, but they have also very innovative vegetarian and vegan menus. Finally place where everybody can eat whatever they want! Well…whatever is on the menu and they want it 🙂
They also have night club in the basement. Check their party schedule before you come to Bratislava.
Find Re:Fresh-> HERE
URBAN CAFE Bistro is a very nice and warm place, right next to St. Michael’s Gate. They are serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, but you can just get coffee & cake and do some laptop work there, like we did :).
Find them -> HERE
UFO Deck also has bar & restaurant. Such a cool place to chill with cup of coffee, right?
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