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Bratislava City Days 2019

The Municipality of Bratislava opens its doors to all Bratislavians and visitors. Free entrance to city museums and attractions, free sightseeing tours, free tours by historical tram and many other interesting programmes and events. The event takes place in April 2019. Around the end of April, the mayor of the town was traditionally elected in Bratislava, based on a charter of the King Andrew III on granting municipal privileges in the course of a relatively long historical period.

PROGRAM

SPORT

27. 4. 2019 Saturday
08:00 – 21:00
Sports and recreation area Harmincova 2 (entrance from Bullova Street), a multipurpose area, multifunctional playground with artificial grass, basketball court, petanque playground, children’s playground
08:00 – 20:00
Swimming pool and gym Pasienky, Junácka 6, International swimming competition, public allowed only to the grandstand (cheering on swimmers – 50 m pool)
10:00 – 17:00
Badminton courts, STARZ sports hall, Harmincova 2 (entrance from Bullova Street)
12:00 – 17:00
Skating for the public, Winter stadium Dúbravka, Harmincova 2

28. 4. 2019 Sunday
08:00 – 21:00
A multipurpose area, multifunctional playground with artificial grass, basketball court, petanque playground, children’s playground
08:00 – 20:00
Swimming pool and gym Pasienky, Junácka 6, Bratislava (50+25 m pool), International swimming competition, public allowed only to the grandstand (cheering on swimmers – 50 m pool)
13:00 – 20:00
Swimming for the public (25m pool)
10:00 – 17:00
Badminton courts, Sports and recreation area, Harmincova 2
12:00 – 17:00
Skating for the public, Winter stadium Dúbravka, Harmincova 2

26. 4. 2019 Friday till 28.04.2019 Sunday, Vladimir Dzurilla Winter Stadium, amateur hockey tournament

CULTURE AND HISTORY

25. 4. 2019 Thursday – 27.04.2019 Saturday, 20:00, Primate’s Palace
The animated documentary (Privilege of Andrew III.) projected on the facade of the Primate’s Palace. The visual show dedicated to the anniversary of the first city privileges granting and giving Bratislava its name. The animation draws attention to the short-term display of an original urban rights granting document in the Courtroom of the Bratislava City Museum.

26. 4. 2019 Friday 10.00 – 17.00 and 27. 4.- 28. 4.2019 Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18.00, Old Town Hall, Courtroom
Short-term display of the document by Andrew III based on which Bratislava was given its first city privileges. The public may view the document during regular opening hours of the Museum (valid ticket needed).
* The privileges granted by Andrew III will be displayed until May 5, 2019 (valid ticket is a must)

26. 4. 2019 Friday 19:00, P.O. Hviezdoslav Theatre
27th Mayor of Bratislava Award – invitation only

27. 4. 2019 Saturday and 28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 14:00 – 18:00, SNP Square,
St. Jacob Chapel: guided entry to the ossuary under the chapel

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 10:00 – 18:00 and 28. 4. 2019 Sunday 10:00 – 14:00, Museum of Petržalka fortification: bunker B-S 4
The Military Museum in the B-S 4 “Lány” Bunker is the best preserved (also renovated) building of the Czechoslovakian fortifications from 1938. It also includes an external massive system of anti-tank and anti-personnel barriers. Guides in military uniforms will guide you through the two floors of the military bunker with special indoor equipment, shooting rooms, functional engine room, quarters, warehouses and firearms collection.
Location: Vienna road, parking in front of the Petržalka-Berg border crossing, about 5 minutes on foot from the parking lot.

27. 4. 2019 Saturday and 28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 11:00 – 18:00, Bratislava City Museum,
Free entry to thematic museums of the BCM:
Wine tasting in the Museum of viticulture
City History Museum, Old Town Hall
Museum of viticulture, Apponyi Palace
Museum of historical interiors, Apponyi Palace
Clock Museum, House of the Good Shepherd (dom U dobrého pastiera)
Arms Museum, Michael’s Tower
Pharmacy Museum, Red Crayfish Pharmacy
Arthur Fleischmann Museum
Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum

Devín Castle
Exhibition: History is not Boring. The Danube and Moravia talk.

Ancient Gerulata Rusovce
Exhibition: Gems from the graves III.

27. 4. 2019 Saturday and 28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 14:30, Apponyi Palace
How plays used to look like…
Joining of the generations, songs, talking, fun and toys from the Museum’s depository. Two-years project for MMB – the Atelier Museum has a future now. The program has three parts: What are the toys whispering about? Tell me a story! The Paper Museum. Program guests: Božidara Turzonovová, Spievankovo.
Entrance only with a ticket (available free of charge at the Old Town Hall box office).

28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 11:00, Old Town Hall,
The Atelier Museum has a future now: From Pressburg to Bratislava
Entrance only with a ticket (available free of charge at the Old Town Hall box office).
Program for families for the exhibition Bratislava 1919 with a preview of the original scenes from the film from 1928 and the narration of ravishing events that took place in 1919 with Beáta Husová and Martina Pavlikánová.

28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 15:30, exhibition hall Old Town Hall
Bratislava 1919 / Joining the Czech Republic and forming of Czechoslovakia
Assisted tour of the exhibition with the expert commentary by PhDr. Elena Kurincova

CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

24. 4. 2019 Wednesday till 27. 4. 2019 Saturday, from 12:00 to 22:00, Old Market Hall
Street Food park

26. 4. 2019 Friday 13:00 – 19:00 and 27. 4. 2019 Saturday till 28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 10:00 – 19:00, Tyrš riverbank
The biggest IXPO technology festival, entry fee

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 18:00, Primate’s Palace
Mayor’s Open House Day – visitors are free to tour the Mayor’s office, talk to the Mayor Matúš Vallo and his deputies and get to know their work

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00, Main Square
Children’s Square: programs of the Bratislava Primary Art Schools and leisure centers, creative workshops of elementary art schools, leisure centers

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00, Michael’s Gate
Unlocking of city gates and historical parade

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00, pontoon no. 52, platform 1 (at Propeler)
Sightseeing cruises on the Danube. Regular free cruises on the boat Martin departing every hour from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, the last cruise at 3:00 PM. Duration of the cruise: 45 minutes, entry to the pontoon 15 minutes before the start of the cruise. Tickets – first contact point – Citizens’ services in the City Hall building on Wednesday 24.04.2019 from 8:30 AM

27. 4. 2019, Saturday and 28. 4. 2019 Sunday 09:00 – 18:00, ZOO Bratislava
(last entry at 6:00 PM)
The opening ceremony of the Owl trail at 2:30 PM
Tour of exhibitions:
Beast pavilion: South African lions, White tigers, American jaguars and Ceylon leopards
Terrarium and exotarium with meerkats, monkeys, lambs, armadillos and woylie
Rhinos, kangaroos, ostriches and antelopes
Zebras and Giraffes, African Antelopes and Liberian Hippos
Natural lakes with flamingos and pelicans
Middle-sized monkeys
Ibis, parrots and bears
Camels, ponies and kulans
Wolves, deer and bison in the forest part of the zoo, DinoPark with a paleontological playground, an educational trail about the evolution of life on Earth Horse riding from 11:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Infopoint for the campaign “New Home in the Shade of Trees”
Municipal police: service dog show and horse show – two demonstrations (up to 40 minutes in total)

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00, Jakubovo Square
The Good Market, a popular street market with quality food, original design, books and clothing and rich program
The playful city at the Jakob’s Square, an interactive project for young families with children full of colorful activities, games and fairy tales. Children will have fun on the jumping facilities or in the magic park full of colorful “floating” fish, they can also enjoy a great fairy-tale memory game and paint unique fairy-tale themed coloring books.

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00, BID, a.s., SNP Square
IDS BK cheerful bus with a rich a program – a competition for children, a creative workshop for children, a tour of the bus, a photobook and more.

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 10:00 – 16:00, Primate’s Square
OLO – Garbage man among us: a tour of a garbage truck with a crew

27. 4. 2019 Saturday, 09:00 – 17:00, Bratislava Water Museum, Devínska cesta 1
Guided tours of the Water Museum, brain teasers and water games for children and adults
11.00 AM – 5.00 PM- the waterwork Sihoť tour with a guide

28. 4. 2019 Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00, Bratislava Water Museum, Devínska cesta 1
Guided tours of the Water Museum, brain teasers and water games for children and adults
11.00 AM – 1.00 PM- the waterwork Sihoť tour with a guide

28. 4. 2019 Sunday 10:00 – 17:00, City forest
All-day program for children and adults in Partizánska meadow – presentation of the forest to children, information about plants and animals, work of foresters and nature protectors through games and a competition with interesting prizes.
Main all-day attractions:
Learning about forest animals and woody plants (games, competitions) from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Nature trail full of experience
Wood sawing
Tour of the dendrological educational trail, start at 1:00 AM (duration: approx. 1 hour) at the Partizánska meadow
Get to know the voices of birds
Jumping in an inflatable castle, jumping on trampolines, Lanoland on Koliba, falconry performances, concert of a music group, woodcarving, tasting and presentation of bee products, BioFarma Stupava – live animals, chair lift Kamzík – Snežienka, competitions and awarding of prizes about 3:30 PM , ceremonial ignition of a bonfire and closing of forest days by about 4:00 PM.

THEATER

27. 4. 2019 Saturday
10:00 – 16:00, P.O. Hviezdoslav Theater
Open doors day, interactive program full of fairy tales, creative theatrical workshops, backstage tours with the Phantom of the Theater.
10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 16.00 Program in front of the Theater
Enter the theater – The Phantom of the Theater, songs from fairy tales and photoshooting in the scale models from the plays The Horned Goat and The Three Little Pigs, the celebration of the 10th season of MDPOH, the sale of the CD with song from The Three Little Pigs
10:00 – 13:30 Program on the 1st floor
Pillow chill-out zone and creative workshops for children – drawing based on fairy-tale performances.
10:00 – 13:00 Get to know the theater!
A tour of the backstage with by the Phantom of the Theater. Get to know the history of MDPOH, important information on the etiquette and how to dress up for a night in a theater, a sneak-a-peak of the dressing room, information on how to sit in the auditorium, a visit to the lighting and sound rooms.
15:15 – 16:00 Program in the foyer of the theater
Autographs of actors from the Three Little Pigs

MUSIC

25. 4. 2019 Thursday, 19:00, Jesuit Church
The Opening concert SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2019 – 12th International Choir Festival

26. 4. 2019 Friday till 27. 4. 2019 Saturday, Nová Cvernovka
SHARPE, international showcase festival and music conference. Entry only with purchased ticket

26. 4. 2019 Friday 10:00 – 12:30, Moyzes Hall
The choir competition SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2019 – 12th International Choir Festival, Moyzes Hall

26. 4. 2019 Friday 17:00, Concert Hall Klarisky
Festival concert

26. 4. 2019 Friday 19:00, Concert Hall Klarisky
Festival concert

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 9:30 – 12:30, Moyzes Hall
The Choir Festival SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2019

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 10:00 – 15:00, the Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace
The children of elementary art schools in Bratislava perform for the citizens of Bratislava

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 14:00, Concert Hall Klarisky
The Choir Festival SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2019

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 15:30, Concert Hall Klarisky
The Choir Festival SLOVAKIA CANTAT 2019

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 17:00, Main Square
Announcement of competition results and performances of winning choirs

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 16:00 – 16:30, from the balcony of the Primate’s Palace
Fanfare concert – Bratislava Brass Harmony

28. 4. 2019 Sunday 17:00,  P.O. Hviezdoslav Theater
Metropolitan Orchestra Bratislava, concert

28. 4. 2019 Sunday 10:00 – 17:00, the Mirror Hall of the Primate’s Palace
The children of elementary art schools in Bratislava perform for the citizens of Bratislava

LITERATURE

26. 4. 2019 Friday 08:00 – 19:00, Courtyard of the City Library, Klariská 16
Bratislava’s exchange of books

27. 4. 2019 Saturday 10:00 – 18:00, Courtyard of the City Library, Klariská 16
Bratislava’s exchange of books
Bratislava – the city that reads: Open doors day in the City Library:
Section of Prose and Foreign Language Literature, Laurinská 5
Department of Expert Literature, Klariská 16
Literature for Children and Youth, Kapucínska 3
Department of Musical and Artistic Literature, Kapucínska 1
– borrowing services, registration of new readers free of charge

28. 4. 2019 Sunday 10:00 – 18:00, Courtyard of the City Library, Klariská 16
Bratislava’s exchange of books
Bratislava – the city that reads: Open doors day in the City Library at the department:
Department of Expert Literature, Klariská 16 : borrowing services, registration of new readers free of charge, Internet free-of-charge

EXHIBITIONS

Bratislava City Gallery
Free entry during the weekend 27. – 28. 04. 2019

QUE VIVA PICASSO
from 7. 3. to 2. 6. 2019, Mirbach Palace, Franciscan Square 11
The exhibition presents 123 Picasso’s graphics from Thomas Emmerling’s collection, which provides an overview of his creativity in the field of the graphic work after 1945. In Picasso’s later works, the artist’s enormous vitality manifests itself. In his own words: “It takes a long time to become young.“

GABRIELA ST. GENOIS
od 16. 4. do 16. 6. 2019, Mirbach Palace, Franciscan Square 11
curator: Jana Luková
The authorship of 24 large paintings in the GMB collection was in 2018 assigned to the painter Gabriele Eleonora Saint-Genois d’Anneaucourt neé Stolberg von Stolberg (1827-1904). Academically untrained, but excellent quality painter created several impressive series of paintings for a villa in the Bratislava Mountain Park.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JAROVNICE
from 8. 4. to 2. 6. 2019, Palffy’s Palace, Panská 19
curator: Ivan Jančár
The exhibition presents paintings created by Roma children from an elementary school in Jarovnice. Children have already won many international awards for their works and their talent has been developing under the guidence of Mgr. Ján Sajko for many years.

THE LORD’S PRAYER OF FRANTIŠEK BÍLKA AND ALFONZ MUCHA
From 26. 5. 2019, Palffy’s Palace, Panská 19
curator: Hana Larvová
Two different representations of the Christian prayer are presented by the chamber exhibition of drawings and graphics by the sculptor František Bílek and the painter Alfonz Mucha. Bilek’s book was published in 1901 in Novy Jicin, Muchov
The Lord’s Prayer in Paris and at the same time in Prague in 1899.

The Bratislava Tourist Board invites you to a series of thematic walking tours in English:

Saturday 27th April

14:00 – 15:30 1,5 hour Bratislava – Pressburg – Pozsony
A tour of the historic city center in English, Mrs. Dáša Vallo, Mr. Jozef Šteis
Meeting point: by the well at the Primate’s Square

Sunday 28th April

14:00 – 15:30 1,5 hour Bratislava – Pressburg – Pozsony
A tour of the historic city center in English, Mrs. Janetta Jánošková
Meeting point: by the well at the Primate’s Square
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