Bratislava is the capital and largest city of Slovakia, with a population of about 450,000 (2017).
It is one of the smaller capitals of Europe.
In 2017, Bratislava was ranked as the third richest region of the European Union by GDP per capita.
More than 1.3 million visitors made overnight stays in the city a year.
We recommend you stay in the city for at list 2 nights. Main sights recommended are:
- Bratislava Castle. The location provides excellent views of Bratislava, Austria and parts of Hungary.
- Primate’s Palace, one of the most beautiful classicist buildings in Slovakia.
- The Old Town Hall in the Old Town.
- St. Martin’s Cathedral, old Gothic cathedral.
- Michael’s Gate, one of the symbols of Bratislava.
- Grassalkovich Palace, a rococo summer palace.
- Jewish Synagogue, listed as a national cultural monument.
- The Slavín war memorial, commemorates the city’s liberation by the Red Army in April 1945.
- The Blue Church, known as the Church of St Elizabeth of Hungary.
- UFO, a unique observation tower, a bar and a restaurant located at the very top of the SNP bridge pylon.
- Shopping. There are three recently built shopping malls:
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