Bratislava Coronation Days 2020
We shall commemorate the glourious past of Bratislava this year with a series of events. Residents and visitors to the city will be able to enjoy the coronation atmosphere through cultural events, a concert and coronation tours for free. All guided tours start at the Vienna Gate at the Bratislava Castle.
17:00 – guided free tour About the Coronations of Maria Theresa in Slovak
11:00 – guided free tour Coronation Footsteps in Slovak, English and German
15:00 – 40-minute march through the streets of the Old Town with an invitation to the CORONATION PARADE with demonstrations of fencing, flagging and coronation of selected spectators
16:00 – guided free tour Coronation Footsteps in Hungarian
19:30 – CORONATION CONCERT at the Saint Martin’s Cathedral, where the works of Haydn, Mozart, Handel, Mizerachs and Trnavský will be performed
11:00 – guided free tour Coronation Footsteps in Slovak, German and English
14:00 – CORONATION PARADE through the city from Bratislava Castle through Palisády, Zámocká, Kapucínska, Michalská, Ventúrska, Panská Street to the Main Square
16:00 – exhibition of royal insignia at the Coronation Photo-Video Point at the Michael’s Gate
At the city fortification system there will be a permanent exhibition of portraits of 10 Hungarian kings, one queen and 7 royal wives crowned in Bratislava between 1563 to 1830. The exhibition is open every day between 10:00 and 20:00. The entrances are from Rudnayovo Square and from Prepoštská, Židovská and Kapitulská Streets.
During the entire Bratislava Coronation Days, entry to the Coronation Photo-Video Point at the Michael’s Gate is for free.
Coronation Photo Video Point
Take part in period coronations and “Become a Royal” yourself at the Coronation Photo Video Point at the ground floor of Michael’s Gate.
Michael’s Gate was an integral part of the coronation route followed by the kings who were crowned in Pressburg as they left the city to where they would take their oath. The Coronation Photo Video Point is where you will find rooms with period furnishings and an authentic 3D model of the historical city marking the route coronation processions took. You can make an image and upload a video of yourself in period costume with the coronation insignia and become a part of a historical exposition. You can record both a photograph and video displaying a scene from the coronation and then print or share it with your friends through e-mail.