Bratislava must sees
Last New Year we were in Bratislava, which is an ideal place to visit for a short break in Europe. The city has lots of history and is very compact and walkable. Here are ten things in Bratislava we loved whilst there. We have also included a map at the bottom of the page with more tips for sightseeing.
Walk up the hill to get one of the best views of Bratislava, and beyond. Visit the Museum of History or take time out at the on-site cafe.
Zámocká 2 81101 Bratislava
Listed as SNP Most but known as the UFO tower. Splash out on a meal with stunning views and the best toilet seat view ever! Or just get the lift to the roof and admire the view towards the old town.
The Blue Church, officially known as Church of St. Elizabeth is a stunning Art Nouveau Catholic church. If the church is open, be sure to have a look inside. On the day we visited the main door was open which allowed us to enter slightly and view the church through another locked door/window.
Bezručova 2, 811 09 Bratislava, Slovakia
Standing 439 meters above sea level, Kazmik Tower is a TV tower with a revolving restaurant! So of course worthy of a stop for food geeks like us! On a clear day you can see the Alps (it was wet and overcast when we visited early). We booked a taxi up to the tower as it‘s a bit of a hike from the nearest bus stop.
Cesta na Kamzík 2796/14, 831 01 Nové Mesto, Slovakia
High above Bratislava is Slavín, a memorial monument and military cemetery. It is the burial ground for the fallen Soviet Army of World War II. Slavin is a popular meeting point and worth a visit for the history and the view over Bratislava towards the east of Slovakia.
Pažického, 811 04 Bratislava
Old Town Hall
The Gothic old town hall in the centre of the city is one of the oldest buildings still standing. The tower has been standing since around 1370! You can visit the tower for a view across the city followed by the Bratislava City Museum next door.
Hlavné námestie 501/1, 811 01 Staré Mesto
Take a tour of Communist-era Bratislava
Take a tour in a classic Skoda seeing the sites from before the iron curtain fell, also visiting Central Europe’s largest housing estate and then enjoy a beer in a pub which probably hasn’t changed since it opened in the Sixties! Find out more here.
St Michael’s Gate
Once part of the medieval fortifications, St Michael’s Gate is the only city gate that still exists. Originally built around 1300, the baroque style gate was reconstructed in 1758.
Michalská ulica 22 806/24, 811 03 Bratislava
Statues of Bratislava
Seek out the unusual and sometimes a tad creepy statues. Keep looking about, as there are lots of them! Find out more here.
Beer brewed on a boat at Dunajsky Pivovar
A brewery, restaurant and hotel situated on the River Danube. Relax with a beer and some tasty food in an unusual location for a brewery!
Tyršovo nábrežie, 851 01 Bratislava-Petržalka,