Views: Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava is a 30 minute drive from Vienna, but it feels like worlds apart.  While Vienna has an intensely modern feel, Bratislava reminds you of Central Europe from 20 years ago.  The streets are generally free of tourists, but history seeps from every corner as you walk along the cobble-stone streets.  The city is draped in pastel colors, which leave you wanting more than you ever knew you came for.  We enjoyed wandering Bratislava without a plan and this city can accommodate the spontaneity

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
View from Bratislava Castle
Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
View from Bratislava Castle

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
View from Bratislava Castle
Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
View from Bratislava Castle

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
Michalska Street towards Michael’s Gate
Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
Michalska Street

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View
Old Town Square

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Things to do:
Bratislava Castle

You can’t miss the Bratislava Castle from any point in the city.  While there isn’t much at the Castle ground but museums, the views over the Bratislava are worth the trek up.  However, if you are pressed for time save the trip up to the castle and instead my favorite view in Bratislava is from the UFO Tower (see below) of the Bratislava Castle at sunset.

Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall sits on the main square (Hlavné námestie). There is an observation deck in the Old Town Hall tower which provides a view of the city in all directions. Unfortunately, we made our trip on Boxing Day (December 26th) and the tower was closed, but we explored the old town square on foot instead.

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Places to Eat:
Slovenská Piváreň, Sedlárska 368/5, Bratislava – Traditional Slovakian

We stopped in searching for some Eastern European food and luckily found some pierogis and cheap beers on the menu.  The atmosphere was very laid back and the waiters were extremely friendly.  We really enjoyed a slow and relaxing lunch here while also warming up from the Bratislava winter.

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

View not to miss
UFO Tower

The UFO tower was a pleasant surprise for us.  While the tickets are expensive, the views are better than expected.  The UFO Tower is listed in the World Federation of Great Towers, which also includes the Eiffel Tower and the Empire State Building. The UFO Tower is located at one end of Most SNP, which is one of the main bridges and crosses the River Danube. The Tower provides some of the best views of the city and especially a great spot for catching the sunset and Bratislava at night. At the tower is an open air observation deck which provides the highest views, as well as an interior bar and restaurant which is just below.

Bratislava, Slovakia by That One Point of View

 


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2 thoughts on “Views: Bratislava, Slovakia

  1. Nice photos, they bring back some old memories. We actually lived in Bratislava for a year and a half before moving back to Sweden in 2014. It still is one of my favorite cities and it is interesting to see what places others are visiting. Did you have time to see any place outside of the old town? There are some quite interesting WWII bunkers just a few kilometers away at the Austrian border. 🙂

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    1. We absolutely loved our day in Bratislava! Since we only made a day trip from Vienna, we didn’t have time to explore the outskirts, but if we are ever back in the area we would definitely love to explore more, and eat more of course. Those WWII bunkers sound really interesting, thanks for the tip!

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