Bratislava has a rich history and culture that can still be seen in the city today – the most interesting places to visit can be found here.
We were the favorite city of Maria Theresa, who was crowned the Hungarian queen here in the St. Martin’s Cathedral when she was 24 years old. Even today, the city recalls this spectacular event in the form of Coronation Ceremony, during which you can experience a unique atmosphere. After Maria Theresa’s crowning in 1740, Bratislava experienced significant urban development and this influential ruler made it the capital of the Austro-Hungarian part of her vast empire. Maria Theresa transformed Bratislava Castle into a magnificent baroque residence, and the current reconstruction of the castle seeks to capture the magnificent period of her rule, including the baroque garden and the riding hall.
The historic center offers gastronomic experiences from the times of Austria-Hungary in the restaurants Zylinder or Savoy, where you can breathe in a typical Old-Bratislava atmosphere. There are many restaurants in Bratislava with international gastronomy – you can find the most popular here.
Take a tour of the city, during which you will taste great wines discover the hidden corners of Bratislava in Oldtimer tours (20% discount with Bratislava CARD) or take a look at Bratislava from the Danube.
Bratislava is an ideal destination for an extended weekend, during which you will get to know the heart of our city. A number of museums and galleries in historic buildings are blooming with expositions – you can find more than 60 of them in our city. You will get free admission to up to 12 of them and to 11 of them with discounts up to 50% thanks to the Bratislava CARD.
If it is music or dance that are more to your liking, you will surely find a program in the Slovak National Theater or the Slovak Philharmonic that appeals to you. For music lovers, we have prepared the website bagoclassical.sk, where you can always find the best classical music concerts in Bratislava.