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.
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: 2,40 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 20 %
The only preserved gate of the city fortification system dates back to the 14th century. The upper terrace of its 51-metre-high tower provides an enchanting view of the Bratislava Castle and the Old Town. The tower houses the Museum of Arms.
Entrance: 4, 50 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 100 %
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 %
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.
The largest war memorial in Central Europe is thanks to its height of 52 metres one of the dominating features of the city skyline. It is the burial ground of 6845 soldiers of the Soviet army who died during the liberation of Bratislava in World War II.
6. Clarissine Church and the Convent of Poor Clares
A complex of sacral structures among the oldest and most prominent of the Gothic and Renaissance periods. Throughout their long history they have seen many uses – a place of worship, a hospital, a poorhouse, a law academy and a grammar school. The former convent building is currently home to the University library and the church is used as an exhibition and concert venue.
Travel back in time when you visit this shop. You are met by the feel of old Bratislava at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, discovering, for instance, a traveling salesman’s suitcase, an ice cream dispenser from 1910, or soap that was used for washing hands. Come and absorb the history and leave with a souvenir in the form of one of the prized, traditional products of Bratislava.
Have you ever pondered what infinity looks like? Come to the MULTIUM gallery of mirrors and you can admire the beauty of physics through the six mirror art expositions. Accept our invitation to the unforgettable journey to infinity!
9. Palisády and surroundings
The present-day street called Palisády was originally a path winding its way between the city’s outer defenses (a palisade built from wooden stakes) and its vineyards. Later, in the second half of the 19th century, the wealthy and notable burghers began building their mansions here. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of old Pressburg and walk the streets and lanes heading up to the Slavín monument. You will be rewarded with a spectacular view and the unmistakable atmosphere of one of the most affluent quarters of old Bratislava.
An unassuming building on Nedbalova street conceals this unique gallery specializing in 20th century modern Slovak art, with both permanent and rotating expositions. The gallery deserves its nickname of the “Slovak Guggenheim”, given that it shares its interior design and mission with The Guggenheim in New York City.