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Written by Preetha Manivelan on June 9, 2023 Share on

Best Places In Bratislava- Must-Visits To Be On Your Itinerary

Bratislava is one of the amazing cities located in the southwestern part of Slovakia. It is said to be the cultural and economic centre of the country. If you are looking for a cool European city to visit with more relaxed experience, then Bratislava is a perfect choice. Apart from just being the capital of Slovakia, it also has rich cultural and historical importance. Though it is small compared to many other cities in Europe, it is still the largest in Slovakia. Here, you can find castles, palaces and churches in large numbers. Apart from that, you can wander the charming streets of the city, enjoy shopping, taste delicious food and many more attractions. And, Slovakia is one of the romantic destinations in Central Europe like Prague and Budapest.

Are you curious to know where to visit on your trip to Bratislava? Keep reading to find out some of the best places in Bratislava that you could take your breath away.

An awesome view of the entire city of Bratislava
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Best places in Bratislava

There are plenty of amazing places to visit in this city. Out of which, we have handpicked 10 best places in Bratislava to add on your itinerary.

1. Slavin War Memorial

Slavin War Memorial is one place in Bratislava that talks more about the history and how the soldiers had fought for the freedom of the city. Talking about the memorial, you will find a memorial auditorium in the base which is crowned by a soldier’s statue. At the top, you will have the cemetery and war memorial to people who were killed while trying to liberate Bratislava. Make sure you visit this place and witness the beautiful Bratislava Skyline!

A view of the Slavin War Memorial, one of the best places in Bratislava
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2. Bratislava Castle

Being located on a site that has been fortified for years is Bratislava Castle, with rich historical importance. In the 16th century, it was the seat of the Hungarian kings and was preserving the traditional jewels for the next two centuries. After surviving severe war damage, the castle was reconstructed to what it is today. There is something for everyone to see beyond its architecture.

A breathtaking view of Bratislava Castle
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3. Historic Centre of Bratislava

The compact historic town is very famous for every single building built, attracting thousands of tourists every year. Here, you will find amazing fountains, little yet stunning mountains and plaques that indicate historic figures. Apart from these, the University Library Building, a former government building from the Hungarian Era are of much importance. Visit to understand Bratislava’s history by its monuments.

A picture of a row of historic buildings in the historic town of Bratislava
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4. Devin Castle

Located just 10 km away from the city centre is Devin Castle, thus making it accessible for one to visit. Dating back to the 5th century, it is said to be one of the three oldest castles in Slovakia. You will be able to find more about the history inside the information boards and exhibitions. Apart from this, the castle itself is located in the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers, making it an awesome sight.

A picture of the Devin castle and two rivers' confluence
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5. St. Martin’s Cathedral

St. Martin’s Cathedral lies in the shadow of Bratislava Castle and is one of the oldest churches in Bratislava. Moreover, it has a large interior with four chapels: the canons’ chapel, the Gothic chapel, the baroque chapel and the chapel of St. Anne. Also, there is a free statue depicting St. Martin sitting on a horse with his body bending down to a beggar like offering his coat to the poor man.

A picture of St. Martin's Cathedral, one of the best places in Bratislava
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6. Bratislava Transport Museum

The famous Bratislava Transport Museum is located in the Sancova street and inside the first railway station of Bratislava. It has many varieties of trains and cars especially Czech-made. Guess what? You can get a 50% discount if you have Bratislava card. Visit this place to see some unusual type of cars and motorbikes!

A picture of the cars collection in Bratislava Transport Museum
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7. Slovak National Theatre

Looking more historical, this building was built in Neo-Renaissance design. Moreover, it is said to be Slovakia’s second-oldest professional theatre. Besides just being a theatre, it has become a soothing place if its to read a book or take a stroll or even just sit, looking around. It is located right in the heart of the city and easily accessible which will surely tempt you to pay a visit.

A beautiful view of the Slovak National Theatre
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8. Maximilian’s Fountain

Here comes Bratislava’s one of the prized monuments, which is the Maximilian’s Fountain. It is located opposite to the Old Town Hall and looks the best in lights. Talking about its structure, there is a column in the middle with a statue of a knight in battle armour crowning it. It is said that the statue turns towards the Old Town Hall on every new year in order to pay respect to the 12 councillors who died defending Bratislava.

An amazing view of Maximilian's Fountain in night
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9. Grassalkovich Palace

The palace was built in the year 1760 for Grassalkovich who was the chairman of Hungarian Royal Chamber. This was then used for aristocratic social events. From there, to now being the residence of Slovak President, there is a lot more one needs to know about this palace. Behind the palace, you will find a park to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Since they don’t allow dogs and bicycles, it is a safe place for the kids too.

An amazing view of the Grassalkovich Palace in Bratislava
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10. Primate’s Palace

Primate’s Palace is worthy of a visit because of the sight it really is. It was built in the year 1770 in a neoclassical design. There are tours that can take you to the palace but kindly note that you would be able to enter only the Hall of Mirrors and the sequence of five salons. Unlike Grassalkovich Palace, this is open to the tourists and welcomes visitors every year.

A picture of the Primate's Palace in Bratislava
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The above is only half of the best places in Bratislava. There are a lot more that one can explore within the city. Also, the city is full of beautiful places to speak more about their history. Even if you are not too much into history, once you visit Bratislava, you will automatically end up liking it. Why not plan a trip to this city which is both beautiful and interesting? All you have to do is to visit the website of Pickyourtrail and have a look at the Europe Tour Packages we have for Europe. Explore different countries with the International tour packages on PickYourTrail.

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