Quaint and quiet. Bratislava’s Old Town is a cutesy blend of mediaeval churches, traditional shops and façades of yesteryear. Have an age-old stroll along the banks of the Danube, then peruse Obchodna Street for typical amber jewellery. Work up an appetite with a climb up to Bratislava Castle, and cap off the day with a slap-up dinner in Albrecht.
Places to stay from $10 a night
1.7 miles from downtown
“Petržka” is something of a concrete jungle. Yet, among the high-rise blocks, you’ll find oases of outdoor fun. Turn that frown upside down in Sad Janka Kráľa, a patch of leafy lawns that’s a hit with locals. Catch some rays at Magio Beach or join an aerobics class on the sand. Then grab a feast from the East at Fou Zoo Pan restaurant.
Places to stay from $33 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Ruzinov’s all about fun and games. On sunny days, Zlaté Piesky Park throngs with wake-boarders, bathers and sun-seekers. Excitable nippers have a field day in Štrkovec Park, where trampolines, ball pools and boats combine for a wee one’s dream ticket. After a day of games, munch on game at traditional St Hubert’s Restaurant.
Places to stay from $32 a night
1.8 miles from downtown
With a mix of town and country, Nove Mesto has the best of both worlds. On the street, urbanites whizz between shiny office blocks. In the hills, nature lovers ramble through the woodland under Kamzík TV Tower. Wander along Eurovea Promenade and mingle with students at Bastion Pub. Or if you’re in the woods, make a beeline for Stroodel Restaurant.
Places to stay from $9 a night
4.7 miles from downtown
Welcome to wine country. Raca’s a hilly haven of voluptuous vineyards and walkable woodland that are known for producing Slovakia’s best tipple. Hop on your bike and wind up towards Villa Vino Raca. Take a tour of its facilities and sample the best of Bratislava. Lovebirds take note, too – Raca is prime for romantic rambles through the vines.
Places to stay from $37 a night
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.
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|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.09|
|Average weekend price||$75 per night|
|Average weekday price||$81 per night|
|Average stay||1 night|
0.4 miles from downtown
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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