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The city of Bratislava is situated at the foot of the Little Carpathians, stretching along both banks of the Danube river. Beyond its sublime natural landscape, the city is filled with trendy restaurants, cosy cafés and myriad theatres, galleries and museums.

Slovakia's capital city is characterised by medieval structures and baroque palaces. As you wander around the Old Town, you can visit the ninth-century Bratislava Castle, overlooking the city from its position atop a rocky hill. Your Bratislava itinerary can also include Michael’s Gate, the last-preserved medieval fortification of the city. Another noteworthy landmark to explore is the rococo-style Grassalkovich Palace, the residence of the Slovak president.

Performing arts thrive in this Slovak city. On your trip to Bratislava, take some time to enjoy a show at the Slovak National Theater. You can also visit the Reduta Bratislava concert hall, where the prestigious Slovak Philharmonic resides.

While architecture, history and culture dominate the daytime in Bratislava, the city's party scene takes over the evening. You’ll find plenty of clubs and bars concentrated around the Old Town where you can dance until dawn while enjoying cocktails and local beers.


From $112 per night

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From $129 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.09
Language Slovak
Average weekend price $75 per night
Average weekday price $81 per night
Average stay 1 night

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Bratislava is small but nice capital.

March 30, 2023

Bratislava is small but nice capital. There are several places to visit during quite short time, not overfilled with people. Nice during the whole year. A great variety of accommodation and restaurants, all is well reachable by local transportation.

David Czech Republic

The city is really nice.

March 28, 2023

The city is really nice. It is not big, but you can find there anything you want. I was pleased of seeing shops and bars working late, which differs Bratislava from Vienne or other "slow" European cities

Vira Ukraine

First don't expect size of Vienna Budapest Prague...

March 27, 2023

First don't expect size of Vienna Budapest Prague It's more like Vilnius Zagreb etc.Pleasant weather mostly dry.Not so touristy On Danube River.Heart of city is pedestrian zone start at st Michaels gate all way around theatre to Danube River Don't miss 4 April square Old and new city hall.St Martin's church the Castle And did u know u can ski at Koliba but mostly swim in numerous lakes within and outside city limits.Hungry? Recently it became home of many international restaurants Culture? Lot of it

ValdSlov Slovakia

Cozy, interesting, nice city.

March 24, 2023

Cozy, interesting, nice city. The most tranquil capital I've been to. Great stopover for exploring other cities (like Vienna, Budapest). A lot of local cafes, traditional pubs and restaurants. I can feel the city is proud of its history and tradition. Easy to get around, can get to most of the spots on foot.

Marta Poland

We found you could see all of Bratislava in a weekend.

March 19, 2023

We found you could see all of Bratislava in a weekend. The UFO tower is not one of the sights on the tourists maps and its worth a visit. You can opt for a 2 trip ticket for approx €12. From the top you will see all of Bratislava, have a cocktail or a bite to eat. The 2 trip ticket means you can see the city during the day and again that night. Also worth checking out the secret cocktail bar. In the photos I've only included where we ate that we would recommend to others.

Monica Ireland

Great option for a long weekend with friends and/or...

March 17, 2023

Great option for a long weekend with friends and/or family. Value for money destination. Easy to go around. Good starting point for day trips in other cities, e.g. Vienna. No nightlife or entertainment to mention.

Katerina Greece

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