Bratislava, with a population of around 415,000, is the capital and largest city in Slovakia. It’s the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country.
Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet).
The most famous river that runs through Bratislava is Danube.
The ten proposed activities and attractions are:
- Climb the hill to the Bratislava Castle
- Visit the Devin Castle
- Slavín War Memorial (a cemetery and war memorial to the Soviet troops killed while liberating Bratislava in 1945)
- St Elizabeth’s Church (Blue Church)
- St Martin’s Cathedral
- Grassalkovich Palace (The Presidential Palace has some beautiful gardens and fountain)
- Hviezdoslavov Square (A broad pedestrian boulevard in the Old Town)
- Breathtaking view from the UFO Tower
- Walk the historic Centre of the city with its beautiful streets, squares and fountains. Do not miss the Hlavne namestie (Main Square) and Michael’s Gate!
- Statues in the Old Town (Search for Cumil and Schone Naci!)