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 Rococo summer palace from the 18th century used to be known for its rich social life and a famous composer Joseph Haydn also performed here. Since 1996 it serves as the seat of the President of the Slovak Republic.
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 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.
The synagogue was constructed in 1923 – 1926 in the Cubist style according to the plans of the architect Artur Szalatnai-Slatinský. The permanent exhibition of the Jewish Community Museum is installed upstairs and is open to the public during the summer season.
Entrance: 6 €, discount with Bratislava Card City & Region 50 %
Are you looking for a quiet place to relax in the middle of the city? Then make sure you check out the Presidential Garden, located directly behind the Grassalkovich Palace. Children will enjoy the wooden playground, swings, or the train while the grown-ups can relax in the shade of the trees, many of which have been planted by presidents of other countries on their visits to Slovakia.
The Church of St. John of Matha is beyond doubt one of the notable sacral structures of Bratislava. As it was constructed on behalf of the Trinitarian Order, it is often called the Trinitarian Church. It was built in High Baroque style in the first half of the 18th century with its architecture based on St. Peter’s Church in Vienna.
The ÚĽUV Gallery offers visitors the opportunity to discover traditional Slovak crafts and production of folk art. Here you will find various themed exhibitions and creative workshops for children and adults alike. Accept our invitation into the world of traditional folk art. You can purchase a nice souvenir for yourself and your loved ones in the small souvenir shop.
The Medical Garden is the most popular public park in Bratislava. Many young people, students, mothers with children, but also older people come here to relax. In the past this garden has been the venue for numerous artistic events, for example, multiple concerts by the famous composer Joseph Haydn. Even today, during the summer months, you may still enjoy concerts of various genres or diverse cultural events.
9. Andrew’s Cemetery
Bordering the Medical Garden, you may stumble upon another secluded place rich with history, one of the oldest cemeteries in town – the St. Andrew’s Cemetery. It is the resting place of many famous figures of Bratislava, as well as those from all of Slovakia.
10. 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.