Top Five (5) must visit in Bratislava 

Even as I compose this post my feet are screaming at me for putting them through so much. How does one go to a foreign country with no plan and no map (hard copy) and decide to walk everywhere without checking if the destination in question is up or down a hill? Well let this be a lesson to all to always check things before hand, I walked everywhere in Bratislava and though doable I would advice against walking it all. Going up take a tram or bus and coming down walk as that is definitively doable.

Top Five (5) must visit in Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia located in the south-western part of the country and the largest city in the country. It is the only capital that has borders with two independent countries Austria and Hungary.

Below I am sharing top 5 places that I have personally visited.

Bratislava Castle – I walked from Bratislava main train station to the castle and it took me just under half an hour. If you’re going to walk wear sensible shoes as it is up a hill and was painful to climb it. For the most sensible you can take buses 203 or 207 and get dropped off right across from the Castle. There you will find museums, court-yard, restaurants and toilets. I did not enter any of the museums as I went more for the view of the castle than anything.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Old town hall – After I left Bratislava Castle, I then walked to Old town hall which was a 10-15 minute walk and whilst there I was able to see Michael’s Castle. It was beautiful walking around the main square, along some hide alleyways where you will find plenty of pubs, restaurants and more.

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

Old Town Hall

 

St Martin’s Cathedral – It is at the edge of the town hall and next to the Danube river, I must say it did not look like the usual English Cathedrals but it is certainly pretty. Since I visited on Sunday there was church going so didn’t want to seem rude snapping away.

St Martin's Cathedral

St Martin’s Cathedral

St Martin's Cathedral

Primatial Palace – Again a short walk from the main square and standing there is a really beautiful Palace with some amazing architect it was mind-blowing. Definitely worth a visit.

Primatial Palace

Primatial Palace

 

Slavin War Memorial – From the old town hall it took me over half an hour to walk mostly because of the killer hill, I totally underestimated how high it was, I wondered why everyone was in the car and no one was walking up the rood, I definitely understood mid way. I couldn’t turn back so I walked up until I reached and the view was totally worth the pain my feet are still feeling.

Slavin War Memorial

Slavin War Memorial

Slavin War Memorial

Slavin War Memorial

Though I walked around Bratislava without a map, I did have google maps which gave me walking directions but it was crap at telling me if I am going up a hill or not. I only had less than 5 hours to explore Bratislava and I think I did wonderfully.

Advice – take bus or tram to every tourist destination and walk down here to the next unless the next destination is even further up.

**All images are my own and none should be used without my explicit permission**

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  • All of the places have amazing architecture particularly the Bratislava castle, Old town hall and St. Martin’s cathedral. Walking around and just watching the people and the old buildings were probably and remarkable experience.

    • They were and I am so honoured to have had the pleasure

  • Some really nice places that most people visiting Bratislava should consider seeing.

    We lived in Bratislava for a year and a half and the city really got a lot to offer. I would also really recommend the Devin Castle and also Bunker BS-8. The bunker is an old WWII bunker in the suburb of Petrzalka, just on the Austrian border and it is open for the public. 🙂

    Regards
    Jesper, The Biveros Effect

    • Awesome Jesper, I wanted to check out Devin castle but after visiting the Slavin my legs were done for the day. Definitely check it out next time

    • I can understand that 🙂

      Nice to hear that you seem to have enjoyed your visit 🙂

    • Thanks

  • Man that is so awesome. It seems like it has awesome architecture and great things to see.

    • It is awesome place to visit

  • Absolutely gorgeous! These pictures make me want to get over my fear of flying, and take another trip!

    • Awww bless I got over mine recently though not completely lol. It’s doable

  • I have never thought about visiting Slovakia but it looks like a beautiful destination. You photos are stunning.

    • Thanks, neither did I but I loved it and can’t wait to go again

  • Wow! It looks like such an amazing place to go!!! Walking under this beautiful sky must have been such a treat 🙂 I noticed that there were many people walking everywhere and it must have made for some nice fresh air too!

    • It did it was amazing to walk except it was up the hill so my legs are still paying for it

  • Such a lovely place to visit! I have to admit my experiences of Eastern Europe have been very limited. I’ll have to visit one day!

    • It’s amazing and you should

  • This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I think asking a travel agent who is familiar with the area could be helpful as well.

    • Absolutely but this chick never thinks like that lol since I book everything separately myself lol

  • What stunning images! I am not sure if I will ever get there but I would love to!

  • I would love to see the elegant look of Bratislava Castle and St. Martin cathedral. It would also be nice to appreciate the heroism in the Slain War Memorial.

    • And I hope you get a chance one day. Such a beautiful city

  • A walk exploring a new area can be lots of fun. The architecture and some of the colors is really neat.

    • It truly can and though my legs are still paying for it it was truly magical

  • Wendy

    Beautiful! I have ancestors from that part of the world. I have always wanted to visit. Maybe one day!

    • Awesome hope you do one day

  • Adding Slovakia to the list after reading your post! I’ll keep your recommendations in mind when I get back over that way! Thanks for sharing xx

    • You welcome and glad to hear that

  • I’ve never even heard of this place until now. I sure would love visiting the Old Town Hall. I love the historic look of it.

    • Hahaha it’s not the most common place but he’s old town had some lovely historical buildings

  • Absolutely gorgeous! I love to travel and I will for sure put this place on my bucket list. Thank you!

    • You most welcome and hope you do manage to visit Brno one day

  • My husband is from Slovakia and I have been begging for him to take me for years. These pics are great and will definitely share this post as some (more) motivation!

  • My husband is from Slovakia and I have been begging him to take me there for years. These pics are awesome and I’ll be sharing them with him and give him, yet another, little nudge!

    • Hahahaha awwww bless, tell him wizz air has some really cheap flights like I paid £15 return to Brno

  • I haven’t heard of Bratislava either – my geography is terrible! It looks so impressive – love your photos. Kaz x

    • Thanks Kaz, doctor google helped me out with Bratislava knowing where it was lol

  • The architecture on each of these buildings is so unique. It’s really cool that you were able to walk around and explore.

    • It’s amazing and thanks

  • It saves so much money walking everywhere but great that there are good transport links as well that is so important. The castle looks so gorgeous!

    • The Castle is magnificent and a must see. It was nice walking but after a while became painful

  • It looks lovely and well done for managing to see so much in five hours. I hope your feet have recovered 🙂

    • Thanks, my feet are still suffering but it was worth it

  • I have never heard of Bratislava, but based on those beautiful pictures, I would love to visit there one day! A palace and a castle just sound so grand!

    • They are so beautiful and definitely grand

  • I’m so ashamed that I have never heard of Bratislava! It really does look like a lovely place to visit.

    • Awww bless most of these European cities are unknown to many so don’t worry about it but it’s the capital of Slovakia

  • All of these places look beautiful. I need to book some real travel for this year. I love to get out and explore new places in the world.

  • we’ve never been to slovakia but it is somewhere we would like to visit (my sister in law loves it!) and I will definitely take note not to walk everywhere :p some lovely pictures!

  • What a beautiful, clean city. Really interesting post and lovely photos! I have never been to Slovakia, but it looks a fab place to visit 🙂

    • Thanks so much and it is such an amazing place to visit

  • Well done for you for walking everywhere. Your poor feet lol. I really want to go to Bratislava. I’ve heard fab things. It looks very similar to Prague. X

    • It’s does look similar to Prague and it is just as beautiful

  • Wow, it looks beautiful, we don’t have buildings like that around here!!

    I can’t believe you walked it all!!

    Beautiful photos,

    Leah xx

    • Thanks Leah, yep I walked it all and my feet are paying for it now lol

  • I would like to check out the war memorial. it sounds fantastic as does the old town hall and the cathedral. They often have treasures in their and it’s fun to discover beautiful architecture and historic sites!

    • It is definitely more beautiful than my pictures are showing