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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  1. February 13, 2016 / 6:12 am

    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.

    • February 13, 2016 / 6:34 am

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

  2. February 11, 2016 / 9:56 pm

    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

    • February 12, 2016 / 7:00 am

      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

    • February 16, 2016 / 3:44 pm

      I can understand that 🙂

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

    • February 16, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Thanks

  3. February 11, 2016 / 7:40 pm

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

    • February 11, 2016 / 7:49 pm

      It is awesome place to visit

  4. February 11, 2016 / 1:40 pm

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

    • February 11, 2016 / 3:53 pm

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

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