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.
The St. Elizabeth’s church built in the Art Nouveau style at the beginning of the 20th century is remarkable for the blue colour of its façade made with attention to detail with often use of mosaic. It is a popular place for weddings and baptisms.
A Classicist palace built in the 18th century in which the Peace of Pressburg was signed after Napoleon’s victory at the Battle of Austerlitz between the representatives of the French and Austrian emperors. The Palace houses a gallery depositing a unique collection of six English tapestries from the 17th century and also serves as the seat of the Mayor of Bratislava.
Entrance: 3 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 20 %
3. 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.
A modern shopping mall popular with the people of Bratislava also offers the opportunity for a pleasant walk along the bank of the Danube with two viewing platforms and a number of cosy cafés and restaurants. Did you know that a total of six mice are hiding in the statues of the circus artists located throughout the shopping mall? Do you think you can find them all?
The opening ceremony was held in 2007 for the new building of the Slovak National Theatre and since then it has attracted opera, ballet and drama aficionados alike. Together with the Eurovea shopping mall and a complex of surrounding buildings it creates a timeless and pleasant atmosphere for spending free time on the bank of the Danube.
This premier Slovak gallery that contains approximately 70,000 items in its collection is located in the Baroque Water Barracks with a modern annex in the adjacent Esterhazy Palace. Take the opportunity to admire the art of Slovak and international painters and have a break in the gallery’s café in the inner yard, where you can enjoy good coffee and delicious meals and desserts.
Where once there was a granary, built on the orders of Maria Theresa, there now proudly stands the building housing the Slovak Philharmonic. Take your pick from a wide variety of concerts starring the best Slovak and international performers and let yourself be carried away by the marvelous music and opulent interior.
Do you wonder at the richness of nature? Do you wish to know how minerals are formed and what fossils were found in Slovakia? If the answer is ‘yes’, then visit the Natural Science Museum where there is a wealth of information captivatingly presented for you and your children.
Adjacent to the Natural Science Museum is the passenger port – board one of the cruise boats and take in the Bratislava vista from a different perspective. You can sail up to the ancient Devín castle, perched above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, or down to the Danubiana modern art museum located on the ‘Danube spit’.
10. The Old Bridge
The reconstructed ‘Old Bridge’ offers a pleasant stroll to the oldest public park in central Europe – Janko Kráľ park – located on the right bank of the Danube. Enjoy scenic views of the city and Bratislava castle from the rest points on the bridge that will be appreciated by tired legs.