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Beauty on the Danube. This "Little Big City" is an alluring combination of new, old and older.


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Bratislava Sights

Bratislava is the largest city in Slovakia. It's the seat of the country's government. It's also the cultural capital of Slovakia. Bratislava's cultural scene is a product of German, Slovak, Hungarian, and Jewish influences. Bratislava boasts many theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls. Bratislava is also a city of music. Giants like Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven have composed and performed here. But live music is just one of many things to do in Bratislava.

Bratislava Tourism

Bratislava boasts medieval towers and grandiose 20th-century buildings. The historical center is compact. It's charming and ideal for a stroll. Cobblestone streets and plazas, 18th-century rococo buildings and cafes make up the vibrant Old Town. There's no need to venture out of the center. Most historical buildings in Bratislava are in Old Town. The outskirts are all housing blocks and communist construction. One highlight, Bratislava Castle, overlooks the city. This combined with Old Town make Bratislava a perfect day trip from Vienna or overnight stop on a tour of Central Europe.

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Where to stay in Bratislava

Still very much an off-beaten-path destination, there isn't the same quantity of hotels in Bratislava as you'll find in neighboring capitals like Vienna but the quality definitely isn't lacking and we've hand-picked the very best the city has to offer, with boutique and luxury hotels that any city would envy. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Bratislava

Bratislava is highlighted by the city's historical Old Town center. This can easily be traversed on foot and seen in one day but to make the most of your time there, you might want to enlist the services of a private guide in order to do so. While in Bratislava you do not want to miss the Bratislava castle, St. Martin's cathedral and the New Bridge/SNP Bridge lookout tower (the UFO as the locals call it). If you're staying for more than a night, we highly recommend a wine tour along the Small Carpathian wine route. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

Bratislava Photos

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Novy Most, Bratislava
Bratislava Castle
National Theater, Bratislava
Statue of poet and dramatist, Hviezdoslav in Hviezdoslav square, Bratislava

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