An intriguing city on the banks of the Danube
Bratislava is a small city split by fascinating districts. From the cathedrals and antique shops of the Old Town to the memorials of the Jewish Quarter, the city is rich in history. Communist era architecture sits alongside fairytale towers making for a curious encounter. Visit the New Town to see modernist architecture and spend an afternoon in the nearby forest. Horsky Park is particularly popular with young families so take a picnic and meet the locals. In the evening relax in a Slovak beer hall and sample a traditional dish of Halušky. With over 60 different beers produced in Slovakia you’ll be sure to find one to suit your palate.
Bratislava is an intriguing city of quaint buildings and modernist tower blocks. Each district of Bratislava tells the story of a city influenced by opposing eras. Tour the museums of the Old Town; visit the art galleries hidden down narrow lanes and sample Slovakian cuisine amongst the locals.
When To Go?
Bratislava is a beautiful city with traditional seasons and low rainfall. Temperatures average 20°C in the summer and the snow-capped spires of winter make it a popular year-round destination for tourism. Autumn is considered the quietest season for tourists with cheaper flights available from the UK during this period.
How To Get There?
The city is served by one international airport; M. R. Štefánik Airport (BTS) also known as Bratislava Airport. It is located 9km (approximately 6 miles) from Bratislava Old Town and can be reached by bus; the journey takes around 20 minutes. Bratislava Airport offers direct flights to the UK and other European destinations. Flying to Bratislava from the UK takes around 3 hours.
Bratislava Old Town is a must-see for visitors. Wander around the cobbled streets of this historic centre and climb the old steps to the Castle. Enjoy a classical music concert within the grounds and look through the ancient exhibits of the Slovak National Museum. Book a table at UFO for a unique dining experience. This stylish restaurant is positioned at the top of Nový Most Bridge, which straddles the Danube River. Take the lift to the open-air observation deck for a full panorama of this remarkable city.
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