Top 10 Around You
Discover TOP sights and attractions around you! No visit to Bratislava would be complete without taking in all these attractions. Some of them have free admission while others charge a small entrance fee and accept discount passes. But the best suggestion is to purchase the Bratislava Card City & Region. It not only lets you travel around Bratislava for free, but the card gives you many other benefits and discounts as well.
1. St. Martin’s Cathedral
A three-nave Gothic church from the 15th century and the former coronation church. A gilded replica of the coronation crown fixed on the top of the cathedral tower at a height of 85 metres and weighing 150 kg reminds of this glorious age.
A unique observation deck on the pylons of the SNP Bridge at a height of 95 metres with amazing views of the city and visibility of up to 100 km. It offers the most beautiful sunset combined with a culinary experience.
Entrance: 9,90 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 20 %
3. Bratislava Castle
The former seat of the rulers, today the symbol of Bratislava and the seat of the Museum of History. There is a wonderful view of the city and the neighbouring countries from its 47-metre-high crown tower in which royal coronation jewels used to be deposited.
Entrance: 10 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 100 %
4. Old Town Hall
The former seat of the city self-government is since 1868 the seat of the Bratislava City Museum, the oldest museum in Slovakia. After climbing up the narrow stairs leading to its 45-metre-high tower you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the Old Town.
Entrance: 8 € (Apponyi Palace included), discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 100 %
5. Danube Promenade
Take a walk along the Danube promenade from the modern River Park complex, with its hotel, cafés and restaurants, taking in views of Bratislava castle and the UFO bridge. Continue past the Old Town all the way to the Old Bridge and the popular Eurovea shopping mall.
All children who love to create and discover new things will feel right at home in Bibiana, the international house of art for children. Here they will experience art through non-traditional and interactive exhibitions that are regularly rotated so that something new can be discovered with every visit.
7. Hviezdoslav Square
Many consider this to be the most beautiful square in Bratislava. It has the character of a town promenade with avenues of trees and greenery, an elongated fountain cutting through the middle and numerous cafés and restaurants along each side. Here you will see a statue of Hans Christian Andersen, a memorial for the famous composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and the imposing statue of one of the most prominent Slovak poets after whom this square is named – Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav.
8. Slovak National Theatre – the historical building
The historical Slovak National Theatre building opened in 1886, based on a design by the Fellner and Helmer studio, a duo of successful architects who designed theatres in many European cities – including Budapest, Berlin and Zurich.
9. Janko Kráľ Park
Are you in the mood for a picnic, outdoor activities with your friends or just to sit on the grass in the shade of the trees? Walk across one of the bridges to the other side of the Danube and find yourself in the oldest public park in central Europe – the Janko Kráľ Park.
10. The Museum of Clocks
The centre of the former Jewish quarter was in the vicinity of Židovská street. One of the notable original buildings preserved here is the Rococo ‘House of the Good Shepherd’. Nowadays it houses the Museum of Clocks where you can discover for yourselves the historical timepieces made by Bratislava’s master clockmakers.