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Top 10 Sights To See In Bratislava


So here I am, back with another Bratislava themed post! I hope you enjoyed watching Part One and Part Two of the Vlog that I filmed whilst I was there. If you missed it you can catch up with them over on my YouTube Channel. In today's post I am talking about the Top 10 Sights To See in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. James and I really enjoyed out long weekend away exploring this city and I would really recommend it for anyone that likes city breaks with a lot to offer. These are in no particular order, but here is my list of the must-see places Bratislava has to offer.


Bratislava Castle


This is one of Bratislava’s most iconic landmarks that can be seen from most points in the City. It has some amazing views that overlook the Danube river and although it was pretty windy and chilly when we went – it was still a beautiful view and a definite must-see. 


Michael’s gate


Michael's Gate is made of bright white plaster and has a green top to it, making it stand out from the rest of the buildings. It is a huge focal point with a big clock face on the front that helped to add to the character of the city.



The Old Town Hall

This was such a pretty building that summed up the feel of the Old Town. Whilst we were there some men were setting up and building some cute little red, wooden huts in preparation for the Christmas markets. We were a bit disappointed to be missing out on such a festive activity as I am sure that it will look incredible with the Old Town Hall as a backdrop.  


 Primatte’s Palace

This was a beautiful old building that we stumbled across. It is located just next to the Old Town Hall and around the corner from it was the old market hall. This was a lovely little gem that was an indoor market space selling local produce, food, wine and coffee.



Blue Church

I had read about this beautiful Blue Church before we set off to Bratislava, so it was already on my list of things to do. It is one of the must-sees that was so pretty and unique. It is located a little on the outskirts of The Old Town so it seemed very randomly placed in amongst a load of new buildings but I loved its Character.


St Martin’s Cathedral

This huge Gothic church was an amazing sight. It doesn't seem very impressive from the outside but when we went into the building it was filled with the most beautiful woodwork and wonderful stain glass windows. With the top of the tower reaching 85 meters high you can see it from most places in The Old Town and it was definitely worth an explore. 


Grassalkovich Palace

This beautiful white building is home is a wondrous palace that had a huge gold fence surrounding it and a massive expanse of gardens behind it. It is still occupied so it isn't open to the public to have a look inside, but if it anything like the outside I am sure that it looks incredible. The glob like ball in the picture is a big water feature that was really pretty to walk around. 



Salvia

We had to walk up what felt like one thousand steps to reach the Salvia War Memorial. When we got to the top though, the views of Bratislava were incredible and absolutely breathe taking. The monument was constructed 2016 in order to represent each solider that fell in World War 2. It was a very respectful and well-made memorial that was beautifully crafted and really well designed. 



Statues

Bratislava is quite well known for these copper statues that are randomly placed within the city. I'm still not quite sure what they represent but we only managed to find two of them. They are extremely popular and in every shop they are on postcards, mugs and magnets. They are quite quirky and its probably a fun game to play with children to try and find them all. 



UFO Tower

The last of my top 10 Sights To See in Bratislava is the UFO tower. This is located on the other side of the Danube River to The Old Town. It is the smallest of the world’s Great Towers reaching 95 meters high with incredible views across the entire city of Bratislava. 

Have you ever been to Bratislava or Slovakia?
Where would you recommend for a long weekend city break?

Madolyn
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