Interesting places to visit in Bratislava
Bratislava's SNP Bridge
A unique hanging bridge construction of fan-shaped design from 70-ties. It is the only bridge in Bratislava that does not have any pillars in the flow of the Danube river. The restaurant on the top of bridge ("UFO") offers a wonderful view of the city, Danube, and surrounding.
A unique observation deck – restaurant on the pylons of the SNP Bridge at a height of 95 meters with amazing views of the city and visibility of up to 100 km. It offers the most beautiful sunset combined with a culinary experience.
The former seat of the rulers, today the symbol of Bratislava and the seat of the Historical Museum. There is a wonderful view of the city and the neighboring countries from its 47-meter-high crown tower in which royal coronation jewels used to be deposited.
St. Martin's Cathedral
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 meters and weighing 150 kg reminds of this glorious age.
Old Town Hall
The former seat of the city self-government is since 1868 the seat of the Bratislava City Museum, the oldest museum in Slovakia. After climbing up the narrow stairs leading to its 45-meter-high tower you will be rewarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the Old Town.
A Classicist palace built in the 18th century in which the Peace of Pressburg was signed after Napoleon's victory at the Battle of Austerlitz between the representatives of the French and Austrian emperors. The Palace houses a gallery depositing a unique collection of six English tapestries from the 17th century and also serves as the seat of the Mayor of Bratislava.
The only preserved gate of the city fortification system dates back to the 14th century. The upper terrace of its 51-meter-high tower provides an enchanting view of the Bratislava Castle and the Old Town. The tower houses the Museum of Arms. Will be opened after reconstruction in 2023.
The combination of the promenade, the shopping center, the waterfront and the theater square is an exceptional urban element. The neighborhood, which has grown into a modern center of Bratislava, also features the new building of the Slovak National Theater, cladded with white travertine, and the Eurovea shopping center. Here you will find not only fashionable brands but also cafes or restaurants on the pleasant promenade on the Danube river bank overlooking Bratislava Castle.
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.
The St. Elizabeth's church (Bezručova street) built in the Art Nouveau style at the beginning of the 20th century is remarkable for the blue color of its facade made with attention to detail with often use of mosaic. It is a popular place for weddings and baptisms.
The largest war memorial in Central Europe is thanks to its height of 52 meters, one of the dominating features of the city skyline. It is the burial ground of 6845 soldiers of the Soviet army who died during the liberation of Bratislava in World War II.
A castle ruin built on a high rock towering above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers is one of the most important historical and archaeological localities in Central Europe. Moreover, it offers enchanting natural scenery with unrepeatable views.
The Great Moravian Mission of Saints Cyril and Methodius
May it be a map, leaflet, or book about Saints Cyril and Methodius that you come across or perhaps you will hear, right at the foot of the Devín Castle, bits of the castle’s history from an innovative infopanel, or you may simply use the Storymap, the electronic guide when traveling along the Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius, where you can learn about historical sights and places linked to the Great Moravia bearing the legacy of the Thessaloniki brothers.
KAMZÍK Broadcasting Tower with a unique restaurant VEŽA
Kamzík broadcasting tower (on the Carpathian Hill over Bratislava) represents a unique combination of art and functionality in the region Little Carpathian. The shape of the tower resembles a wine bottle, a symbol of the Little Carpathian Wine Area and the vineyards it towers over. With its 194 meters, it is the tallest building in Bratislava. The city's iconic dominating structure unequivocally identifies Bratislava for everybody to see – even from beyond the border. VEŽA restaurant – a unique revolving restaurant – provides the perfect 360° view of Bratislava and its surrounding greenery.
Modern Art Gallery - Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
The Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, one of the most romantic museums of modern art in Europe, is situated 20 kilometers south of Bratislava (Čunovo) – reachable by city traffic. It was founded by Gerard Meulensteen of Eindhoven, a Dutch collector and art patron, and Vincent Polakovič, a Slovak gallerist. The Danubiana's unique location on the borders of Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria, and its harmonious combination of museum architecture and the surrounding Danube River landscape offer visitors unique views of the artwork as well as the flora and fauna which change with the seasons.
The synagogue (Heydukova street No.11) was constructed 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.
A famous local eccentric person who lived here in the first half of the 20th century was thanks to his elegance and kind-heartedness an integral part of the hue of the Bratislava promenade and its cafes.
The bronze figure of a man peeping out of a canal is undoubtedly the most photographed statue in the city.
Matej Krén Passage
This unique design was installed in the Pálffy Palace (GMB) to evoke an illusion of an endless space made from books. It has been praised by many world experts and a number of visualizations and photographs have been published in major fine arts journals throughout the world.