For a city break with a small-town vibe, book flights to Bratislava and explore Slovakia’s capital. Bratislava is a small and totally charming city full of friendly and relaxed people - the perfect size to explore on foot over a couple of days, or a relaxed long weekend. It straddles the beautiful blue Danube and in the distance, you can always see gorgeous Little Carpathians mountain range. A large part of the city is a pedestrian zone, and it’s filled with great choices for dining, shopping, sightseeing, or just having a coffee and watching the world go by. Book flights to Bratislava with Ryanair, for a really relaxing escape!
Population
432 801 (2010)
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Euro (EUR), €1=100 cents
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+12 ... 24°C
Bratislava is not just the political, but is also the cultural and sporting capital of Slovakia. Owing to its historically multi-ethnic character, the city's cultural scene is a product of various influences: German, Slovak, Hungarian, and Jewish, among others. Bratislava boasts numerous theatres, museums, galleries, concert halls, cinemas, film clubs, and foreign cultural institutions. It also has the country's biggest football and ice hockey teams, a purpose-built white-water rafting centre on the Danube, and numerous walking and cycling trails in or near the city. High-quality spa and relaxation facilities, increasingly popular throughout Slovakia, are easily accessible. Bratislava has numerous coffee shops and restaurants, offering international as well as Slovak cuisine, as well as lively bars and clubs.
Bratislava Castle

A national historical monument has a strategic location which was settled in the Celtic and Great Moravian periods. The architecture of the castle was mostly influenced by reconstruction works during the Gothic and Renaissance periods and during the reign of Maria Theresa. In 1811 it burned down. It was reconstructed in the 1960s.

​Address: Bratslavský Hrad, Stare Mesto​Phone: +421 2 2048 3111​Website: www.bratislava-hrad.sk
St. Martin’s Cathedral

St. Martin's Cathedral is a national historic monument; a Gothic church with several chapels, consecrated in 1452. Between 1563 and 1830, 11 Hungarian kings and 8 queens were crowned here. The cathedral tower rises to a height of 85 metres and is topped off by a gold-plated replica of the royal Hungarian crown.

​Address: Dóm Sv. Martina, Rudnayovo namestie 1​Phone: +421 2/5443 1359
Michael’s Tower

A Gothic gate built in the first half of the 14th century; it consists of a square tower with a walkway on the ground floor. After the reconstruction of the tower in 160 - 61, the Town Museum established a Museum of Weapons there.

​Address: Michalska vez, Michalska 24​Phone: +421 2 5443 3044​Website: www.muzeum.bratislava.sk
Old Town Hall (Stará radnica)

The Old Town Hall is a complex of various buildings originating from different architectural periods. It housed the self-government of the town headed by the mayor. The Town Hall's core was established in the first half of the 15th century from the house of Mayor Jacob. Since 1868 it has been the seat of the City Museum, housing an exhibition of town history and feudal justice.

​Address: Stará Radnica, Primacialne námestie 3​Phone: +421 2 2048 3111​Website: www.muzeum.bratislava.sk
Primate’s Palace

Primate's Palace is a gem of Neo-Classical architecture. The original residence of Esztergom Archbishop. It includes a Mirror Hall and a famous collection of 17th century English tapestries depicting the tragic love of Hero and Leander. The palace made history during an important event in 1805; after the battle of Austerlitz, France and Austria signed the "Peace of Pressburg" treaty in the palace.

​Address: Primaciálne námestie 1
Grassalkovich Palace

Earl Anton Grassalkovich had this palace built in 1760. In the 18th century, there was a lot of social activity in the palace and guests included Joseph Haydn. After reconstruction works in 1996, the palace became the seat of the president of the Slovak Republic.

​Address: Grassalkovicov palace, Hodzovo nam. 1
Blue Church

Originates from the beginning of the 20th century. It is characterised by the blue colour of its façade with a textbook example of secession style in the sacral architecture. Interesting about the church is that a model of it is located in the Mini-Europe Park in Brussels.

​Address: Bezručova ul.
Slavin

A national historical monument; a memorial and cemetery of 6,845 Soviet soldiers who were killed during World War II. The terrace of the memorial offers spectacular views of the city.

​Address: Na Slavíne​Opening hours: unlimitedSubway: bus # 147
Devin Castle

A part of Bratislava, a monumental castle ruin situated above the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Today, this national cultural monument is a popular attraction for tourists.

​Address: Muránska ul.​Website: www.muzeum.bratislava.sk
Shop in the museum

The museum shop is a little store with general goods, authentically furnished like stores from the 19th and 20th century. The shop´s offer returned to foods produced according to traditional methods in Slovakia and beautiful things produced by skilful people of our country. Museum exposition, which is a part of the store, shows unique exhibits of old Bratislava shops and factories. Get to know the original packaging, advertisements, cash registers and other magical objects. Entry to the museum section is free. Bratislava City Card holders have discount on their purchase here.

​Address: Biela 6, Bratislava​Phone: +421 905 349 049​Website: http://kalendarakcii.bratislava.sk/vismo/akce.asp?id_org=700021&id=10510​Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm​More info: www.facebook.com/obchodvmuzeuTickets: free entrance
Local specialities include for example Halusky, small dumplings topped with cheese and bacon. Hungarian influences have added much needed spice to traditional Slovak cuisine. As far as international cuisine goes, there is plenty to choose from, as Bratislava builds a reputation as an eastern European capital of gastronomy.
1. Slovak Pub

The 1. Slovak Pub has, in its short history, become one of the favourite spots for college students. The first, and probably the only pub in the world, where you can get a free soup for an A on an exam. The concept of the Slovak Pub is to present Slovak history and things authentically Slovak at one place. Its individual rooms present eras ranging from the old pagan times up until the revival era of the 19th century.

​Address: Obchodná 62; 811 02 Bratislava​Phone: +421 2 5292 6367​Website: www.slovakpub.sk
Bratislava Flag Ship Restaurant

In the inlet section, which is accessible from SNP square is Bratislava, is situated Golden Lane presenting the facade of the original houses that already do not exist. Thus, except the only one - the herd's house on the Jewish street called "At the Good Shepherd". You can find the shop with product from our Organic farm in this little house in our place - in addition to 100% sheep's cheese and smoked sheep's cheese it will offer also our bread and fresh loaves. From the houses, which we try to maintain for your memory, you can find in Bratislava's Golden Lane for example an indication of the building of Town Hall Zuckermandel, home of sculptor M. X. Messerschmidt from Vydrica / sample of his work Character Heads / and an old bakery where we bake the original furnace Bratislava's rolls .

​Address: Nám. SNP č. 8; 811 02 Bratislava​Phone: + 421 907 227 754​Website: http://www.bratislavskarestauracia.sk/en/index.html
UFO watch.taste.groove.

watch. After a 45 second elevator ride, you will be left speechless! At 95 metres and views as far as 100 kilometres, your unique experience begins. Our observation deck is open daily from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Watch the entire city lying at your feet. taste. The Taste restaurant has been opened since 2005 when its renovation was completed, and it immediately became one of the most prestigious restaurants in Bratislava. The regularly modified seasonal menu is a fascinating combination of Mediterranean and Asian culinary techniques. Each dish is created for you by our chef Peter Kiss with great passion. groove. Once a month, the restaurant undergoes an amazing change – “fine dining” turns into an unbelievable party. The Groove party is guaranteed fun for all those who want to enjoy life to the fullest. Entry is with an invitation or booking only.

​Address: Most SNP; 851 01 Bratislava​Phone: +421 2 62 52 03 00​Website: www.u-f-o.sk
Despite being a relatively small city, Bratislava is rich with cafés, from grand coffee houses to trendy student hang-outs. Most of the best cafés sit in the centre of town, especially around the Main Square. During the summer, many have outdoor tables, perfect for relaxing after exploring the Old Town.
Café Roland

Café Roland is a magnificent fin-de-siécle establishment and a Bratislava institution. Overlooking the Main Square, Café Roland is a bit expensive, but worth it - the espresso is divine. There is a staggering range of cakes on offer if you fancy indulging on a grand scale. During the summer the café spills outdoors and the atmosphere is positively buzzing.

​Address: Hlavné námestie 5​Phone: +421 2 5443 1372​Website: www.rolandcaffe.sk
Kaffé Mayer

A grand café of the Vienna school, Kaffé Mayer is one of Bratislava’s most famous establishments with an impeccable pedigree. It’s popular with a more mature crowd and reflects this in the prices. Kaffé Mayer is notorious for its scrumptious deserts. The coffee isn’t bad either, but the striped vest waiters might take some time getting used to.

​Address: Hlavné námestie 4​Phone: +421 2 5441 1741​Website: www.kaffeemayer.sk
Gremium

A lovely café that also doubles up as an artist’s gallery in the town centre. It’s small but very popular. Check out the art or play pool on the sunny balcony.

​Address: Gorkého 11​Phone: +424 2 2071 3686​Website: www.gremium.sk
Bratislava has a growing number of good places to go and is building a reputation as a nightlife capital. If you are having a night out, just ask the locals. Top Slovak beers that are definitely worth a few rounds include Zlaty Bazant or Kelt. Over recent years, Bratislava’s club scene has completely reinvented itself. In came DJ's and funky cocktails, out went the go-go dancers and burly doormen. Listings detailing what’s going on can be found throughout town.
The Dubliner

This is a very popular Irish pub that draws in the expats as well as locals. Typical of an Irish pub overseas, there is memorabilia galore, which includes a cobbled street! The Guinness served from The Dubliner’s enormous bar is good. Bands play most nights and the atmosphere is fittingly friendly and loud.

​Address: Sedlárska 6​Phone: +421 2 54 41 07 06​Website: www.irish-pub.sk
Subclub

This club is situated in a former nuclear bunker carved into a cliff beneath Bratislava castle. Ucko, as it is also known, is famous beyond Slovakia for its club nights that draw top international DJ's. The atmosphere is loud, the bear is cheap and the clubbers impeccably cool.

​Address: Nábrezie arm gen L Svobodu​Phone: +421 2 5441 1183​Website: www.subclub.sk
Cocoloco Cocktail Bar

Cocoloco Cocktail bar is located in the historical centre of the city. They offer more than 120 cocktails, mixed drinks and good music every night. This cocktail bar is one of the city´s finest bars where the customers are sipping colourful cocktails or dancing to the loud music.

​Address: Námestie SNP 1​Phone: +421 903 564 994​Website: www.cocoloco.sk
Nu Spirit Bar & Lounge

Bratislava’s Prime Spot for Soulful Music If you like to chill out with friends with jazz, funk, soul or electronic music background, the Nu Spirit Bar is the right place for you with colourful program of various types of music. Located just a short walk from the historical centre and the Opera, the Nu Spirit is an oasis of good music in increasingly commercial Bratislava nightlife.

​Address: Medená 16​Phone: +421-905-865-566​Website: www.nuspirit.sk/en​Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 10 am - 3 am, Sat: 5 pm - 3 am, Sun: 5 pm - 1 amSubway: bus # 78, 95, X13, tram # 2, 4
Nu Spirit Club

The Nu Spirit is no ordinary DJ bar or a nightclub. The bar was established in 2001 with a clear focus on people, who like dance floors to be a bit more discerning. DJ's and live bands play soulful music six days a week. Styles vary from jazz to hip hop, house or drum’n’bass, but the common denominator remains the same. Music that is played here has to have soul. The list of DJs who have controlled the turntables in our bar includes people who have shaped the nu jazz / dance floor jazz scene over the past two decades, such as Shuya Okino from Kyoto Jazz Massive or UK legend Paul Murphy. You don’t have to be an owl to experience the positive vibe of the Nu Spirit. We are open from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m. You can start your day here with a cup of coffee and free wi-fi Internet, and follow with a cocktail or two before the night kicks in.

​Address: Štúrova 19/3​Phone: +421 917 304 801​Website: www.nuspirit.sk/en/​Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 8 pm to 5 am, Fri-Sat: 8 pm to 6 amSubway: bus # 78, 95, X13, tram # 2, 4
Amundsen Ice Bar

Enjoy the one and only ice bar all year round at -5°C / 23°F - cool drinks, dance club and great fun in Bratislava centre.

​Address: Dunajská str. 8, Bratislava, Slovakia​Website: www.icebar.sk​Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 5 pm - 11 pm, Fri - Sat: 5 pm - 3 am, Sun: 12 pm - 22 pmSubway: bus # X13, trolleybus 202 and 205 get off at Rajská bus stopTickets: 12 EUR with 3 drinks included (coctail/Heineken beer/Amundsen vodka), 5 EUR for kids (no drink)
Bratislava offers wide variety of shopping possibilities. Ranging from small boutiques, designer's outlets, open-air fresh produce markets to big and modern shopping malls which are open 7 days a week. Small open-air markets can be found on Polna near the Medical Garden and Sancova, Mlynarovicova on Petrzalka. The liveliest market is the one on Mileticova Street, which sells lots of well-made, cheap clothing. It’s busiest on Saturdays. Take tram 9 to Zahradnicka to get there. There are numerous shopping malls throughout Bratislava, including Aupark on the right side of the Danube next to Sad Janka Kráľa Park. Polus City Center is on Vajnorska, 10 minutes away from the city centre, and the newest Eurovea is situated in the city centre, right next to the river bank.
Aupark Shopping Centre

Popular shopping centre in Bratislava situated on the right bank of Danube River - in Petržalka.

​Address: Einsteinova 18​Website: www.aupark.sk
Avion Shopping Park

The biggest and well-known shopping place in Bratislava.

​Address: Ivánska cesta 12, Bratislava​Website: http://www.avion.sk/
Eurovea

Shopping centre, promenade and park on the bank of the Danube.

​Address: Pribinova 8, Bratislava​Website: http://www.eurovea.com/sk/
Polus City Center

Modern shopping centre situated in the Bratislava New Town.

​Address: Vajnorská 100, Bratislava​Website: www.poluscitycenter.sk/
MY Bratislava

Tesco Shopping Centre in the Old Town.

​Address: Kamenné nám. 1, Bratislava​Website: www.itesco.sk/sk/obchody-tesco/my-bratislava/
Palace

Shopping centre near recreational area Zlate Piesky.

​Address: Cesta na Senec 2/A, Bratislava​Website: www.shoppingpalace.sk/
Central

The most accessible shopping centre near Trnavske myto.

​Address: Metodova 6, Bratislava​Website: www.central.sk
Retro Shopping Gallery

​Address: Nevädzova 6​Website: www.retroshopping.sk​Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00, Sun 10:00-18:00Subway: tram # 8,9 bus# 50, 66, 75, 96, 196 trolleybus # 201, 202, 208
M.R. Štefánik Airport

Airport Bratislava is located approximately 9 Km from the city of Bratislava. There is no rail connection to the city but there is a bus service from outside the terminal operated by MHD. The journey would take approximately 30 minutes. By taxi it will take around 15 minutes.

​Website: www.airportbratislava.sk
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