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Old Market Hall

The scene of Saturday markets and street food parks, as well as one of the liveliest places in the city center

A 15th-century bastion, part of the city’s mediaeval fortifications, once stood on the site of the present-day Old Market House – or Stará tržnica. In 1910 the present building, which was the first covered market in Bratislava, was erected according to an eclectic design by František Nechyba. In front of the market building is a fountain called The Lion with Coat of Arms.

The fountain in front of the Old Market Hall was assembled from parts of an older fountain and renovated in 1937. Near the fountain, under a glass canopy, the remnants of the walls of the 11th-century St Jacob’s Chapel are visible. You can find many nice places here to have a snack or drink.

Saturday market Trh-Piac-Markt

We invite you to go shopping in the Old Market every Saturday from 09:00 to 15:00 you can find fresh artisan food from local farmers, producers and small family manufactories under one roof. The range is further complemented by high-quality foreign delicacies, natural cosmetics, indoor and cut flowers.

On the first floor, you will find vendors of the Bratislava book market, where you can buy fiction, professional literature, graphics or LP records. This unique event also takes place from 09:00 to 15:00 on the market floor. You can also find here records, postcards, magazines, CDs, comics and posters.