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Hostel Brickyard Šancová 3990/4, 811 04 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Activities & Day Tours
Must See & Do in Bratislava
Positioned on the Danube River, Bratislava has always been a popular place throughout history, first as an important trading route. With the Ottomans occupying parts of the Hungarian Empire, Bratislava became the capital and coronation town for the Empire and from there it flourished. Being surrounded by the Little Carpathian Mountains with lots of forested hiking and cycling trails, the outdoors is a big deal for the locals. Perched up on a hill overlooking the town is the reconstructed Bratislava Castle that provides a brilliant viewpoint and a relaxing place to wander. However, when the sun goes down, the 18th century pedestrian only Old Town comes to life with lively bars, cafes and nightclubs.
Top things to see
- St. Martin's Cathedral This 15th century Gothic cathedral served as the coronation place for Hungarian royalty for over 200 years.
- Bratislava Castle The castle dominates the city from its perch on the hill, and today houses the Slovakia National Museum. It offers good views of the old fortifications and Danube river views.
- The New Bridge The world's longest cable-stayed bridge to have one pylon and one cable-stayed plane. But it’s mainly famous because it looks like there’s a UFO on top of it.
- The Statues of Bratislava Quirky, life size statues are scattered throughout the Old Town. They can usually be spotted by the crowds of tourists taking photos with them.
- St Michael's Gate The only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings.
FOODS TO TRY:
One of Slovakia’s national dishes, consists of small boiled potato dumplings mixed with soft sheep's cheese, then sprinkled with cooked smoked pork fat or bacon!
The Blue Church
Bratislava’s most appealing art nouveau building, where everything is blue: mosaics, paint, facade, roof... It looks like it belongs in a fairytale.