Eurovea complex opens its doors in Bratislava

The largest shopping centre in Slovakia welcomes its first guests

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A brand new state-of-the-art multi-functional shopping mall opened in Bratislava at the end of May. The new Eurovea Galleria opened its doors to the public in a prime location on the Danube Riverfront. The newly-opened venue has already attracted visitors from far and near.

The new Europea is poised to become Bratislava’s centre of entertainment, leisure and high-street shopping. With more than 150 shops across the three-level complex, boasting a glass-domed roof, the shopping centre features a clever design. With the shopping centre, the Danube promenade has been extended too.

Until a few years ago, the biggest shopping centre in Bratislava was the 65,000-square-metre Avion complex near Bratislava airport, which included the Ikea furniture department store. But it lost its crown when the Nivy bus station, which is combined with a shopping centre boasting a total sales area of 70,000 square metres, opened in 2021.

Eurovea’s extension will add 26,000 m2 to the existing rental area of 59,000 m2. Over a total of 85,000 m2, Eurovea will be home to 320 stores and restaurants, cafés and other food outlets.

The riverside retail centre has reported a 95-per cent occupancy rate for new commercial premises in its extension.

A slew of new brands and innovative concepts

The enlarged Eurovea is now the largest shopping centre in Slovakia. It offers a new retail experience with plenty of international brands entering the Slovakian market. Shoppers can look forward to exciting new brands and innovative concepts. Internationally renowned architect and urban planner Beth Galí is behind the concept for the organisation of Pribinova Street and the design of public spaces.

Prior to the expansion, 13.5 million people visited the shopping centre annually. The outlets in the extension, as well as some which have been refurbished, including Cinema City which is expanding the number of its movie theatres to 17, will gradually open over the coming months.

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Enlarged shopping mall

Meanwhile, the extended shopping centre is connected to the 168-metre-tall residential Eurovea Tower. Total costs of the tower and extension of the shopping centre amount to roughly €500 million. These, along with two office buildings, blocks of flats, the extension of the Danube promenade, and the reconstruction of Pribinova Street into a boulevard, are part of the Eurovea 2 project.

The first Eurovea phase opened in 2010. The multi-functional complex consisted of a shopping gallery, the five-star Sheraton Hotel, a multiplex, offices and flats as well as a promenade along the north bank of the Danube.

The biggest attraction in the new part is a two-floor Primark, the Irish fashion chain’s first venture into the Slovak market.

Slovakia’s first Cinema City Megaplex

The latest high-resolution projection technology will show popular blockbusters on 17 screens from August. Megaplex will have eight new screens, as well as four VIP screens with 300-capacity luxury seating. VIP refreshments (unique in Slovakia) will enable film lovers to order and bring snacks and drinks to their seats.

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The brand-new shopping centre will cater to a variety of guests shopping in the capital of Slovakia. Thus, the city has enrichened its tourist and shopping offer.

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