Are you a fan of art and culture, but not a big fan of long queues and high entry fees in museums and galleries? Then Bratislava is the right choice! Enjoy a unique art in Bratislava without restrictions!
Immerse in charming melodies, dances, and breathtaking acting performances. Follow the footsteps of the history and discover an exceptional present. Art and culture have a deeply rooted tradition in Bratislava that rivals its older sisters Vienna and Prague.
If you want to enjoy the top culture events, be sure not to miss:
- Slovak National Theatre
The historical building of the Slovak National Theatre was designed by Viennese architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer and built in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1886 as the Municipal Theater. Nowadays, the Slovak National Theatre’s opera scene offers the best classical performances. In June you can also enjoy the Eurokontext.sk’s European Theatre Festival which brings together the best of opera and ballet at the international level.
- Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
The Slovak Philharmonic, the center of the musical life in Bratislava founded in 1949, is full of music. It is a regular guest on stages of important European musical festivals.
- The Nedbalka Gallery
The Gallery’s collection features over 500 works of Slovak art giants. Short-term exhibitions of contemporary Slovak artists take place on the ground floor. A permanent exhibition devoted to the birth and development of the Slovakia’s modern art and the history of painting and sculpture in Slovakia in the 20th century spreads across four floors.
- Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
The Danubiana Gallery stands out not only thanks to its unique location on the peninsula but also its exhibitions of the best Slovak and foreign artists. You can get there by bus or you can make an adventurous boat trip.
Local residents live with cultural events all year round. Summer in Bratislava is full of interesting events such as
- The Cultural Summer and Castle Festival
The largest cultural festival of the city the Cultural Summer and Castle Festival 2018 will once again be full of multi-genre programs. The first projects will launch as early as the beginning of June.
When: June – September 2018
- Bratislava Coronation Days
This year, we will celebrate the famous royal past of Bratislava thanks to a series of events that last the whole week! Together with Austria and Hungary, Bratislava will also take part in the celebration of the 301st anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, one of the most outstanding personalities of history, who was crowned in Bratislava in 1741.
When: June 22 – 29, 2018
- VIVA MUSICA! 2018
Every year, the festival Viva Musica! brings exclusive music projects featuring top national and international artists, as well as entertaining music gigs. Since its inception, the festival has been offering the best of classical music in a form attractive to all – unusual places and unusual contexts, some gigs are even free to attend! This concept met with a great success: Viva Musica! is the largest international summer music festival in Bratislava.
When: June – August 2018
Do not limit yourself and maximize culture experience with Bratislava CARD City & Region.