Are traditional souvenirs not your thing? Come to our Tourist Information Center for Bratislava merch, featuring places worth visiting.
The design of the cups was created by the artist and sculptor Nina Šošková. The packaging includes a sticker featuring a short story about the icon in Slovak and English.
Michalská Gate is the only one preserved out of the four city gates. It was built in the 14th century and was named after the Church of St. Michael, which stood in front of it. There used to be a guard in its tower who signaled impending danger. In the 18th century, a statue of the city’s patron, Archangel Michael, fighting a dragon, was placed on the top of the tower, with a time capsule containing period objects stored in the statue’s head.
The Pharmacy at Salvator’s was established in the mid-17th century in the Jesuit College. Later, it passed into private hands and was named Salvator. It was considered one of the best pharmacies in Bratislava. It was housed in a magnificent Neo-Renaissance building at Panská Street 35 since 1904. Its facade is adorned with a statue of Christ the Savior by the renowned Bratislava sculptor Alojz Rigele. The pharmacy’s pride was its precious Baroque furniture. After its closure at the end of the 20th century, the furniture was taken away from Bratislava, but it returned to the city in 2021.
Maria Theresa was the Queen of Hungarian kingdom from 1740 to 1780 and was crowned on June 25, 1741, at St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava. This exceptional monarch had Bratislava Castle rebuilt into its current form, where her daughter Maria Christina and her husband resided. As a result, the nobility flocked to the city, leading to a flourishing of construction activity and culture. By demolishing the city walls, she contributed to the merging of the suburbs, significantly expanding the city.
Price: 22 EUR
Sweatshirts with Bratislava paving design
You can choose from a black crewneck sweatshirt without a hood and a gray hoodie sweatshirt with a hood. Following the example of other European cities, Bratislava will have its own paving design. It was designed to complement the streets nicely without disturbing or competing with the city’s architecture as a whole.
The design of the paving was inspired by iconic illustrations and the exceptional graphic language of Miroslav Cipár, Ľudovít Fulla, and Milan Dobeš, who were connected not only to Bratislava but also to their love for geometric shapes. The design sensitively refers to their exceptional visual language,” explained graphic designer Martin Jenča, who is a co-author of the Bratislava paving.
Price: 39 and 46 EUR
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