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Sights in Bratislava

Sights in Bratislava – Most Apollo

Most Apollo is one of three bridges that connect the center of Bratislava with the neighborhood of Petržalka on the other side of the Danube river. The other two bridges are Most SNP or the UFO Bridge, Starý Most or the Old Bridge. Most… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Obchodná

Obchodná or Obchodná ulica is one of the main pedestrian streets in Bratislava. If you visit the city, you will probably find yourself on this street at some point. The street is on the edge of the old core of… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Námestie Ľudovíta Štúra

If you ever visit Bratislava or Slovakia, you will most certainly come across the name Ľudovít Štúr. All countries have their national heroes, and this is one of the most important people in Slovak history. You pronounce the name like this [ˈʎudoviːt ˈʃtuːr]. Sources… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Sad Janka Kráľa

Did you know that the oldest public park in central Europe is in Bratislava? You find it just across the Danube river in the neighborhood of Petržalka. Sad Janka Kráľa or Janko Kráľ Park has its origins since long before the Slovak Republic… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Bunker BS-6 “Vrba”

There was a time – not that long ago – when a big war was fast approaching on the European continent. It was during this time that a group of people gathered and planned the defense of Czechoslovakia. As a result,… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Napoleon’s Army Soldier

When walking around in Bratislava you will find several statues that all look slightly different from each other. They are not the normal famous or historical people who usually decorate the streets and squares of a town or city. No,… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Bunker BS-9 “Kittsee”

Bratislava – the capital of Slovakia – certainly has a lot to offer to its visitors. One of the less famous attractions is the string of bunkers that run along the border between Slovakia and Austria. One of these bunkers… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Starý Most, the Old Bridge

Starý most, in English Old Bridge, is a bridge in the Slovak capital Bratislava. Despite its name, it’s actually nowadays is the city’s newest bridge across the Danube. However, it is not the first bridge standing on this very spot…. Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Episcopal Summer Palace

Our series about sights in Bratislava continues, this time with center of power in the Slovak Republic – the Episcopal Summer Palace. The building we are writing about today is older than the republic itself. The Episcopal Summer Palace is known… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Námestie Slobody

Imagine yourself in a futuristic – almost absurdly so – Communist park. Maybe you want to go for some time travel? Add to that scene some steel, concrete, functional buildings, silence, and quite a bit of nostalgia. Námestie Slobody is… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Slovak Radio Building

The Slovak Radio Building, in Slovak Budova Slovenského rozhlasu, is easy to recognize when walking around in Bratislava. It is not its triangular shape that reminds passers-by of the communist times. Rather, it’s the color. This construction from 1983 is… Continue reading →

Sights in Bratislava – Devín Castle

The Devín Castle, in Slovak Devínsky hrad, is a castle in the small town of Devín. The town is located a short distance from the capital city Bratislava. The castle itself is situated on a hill overlooking the confluence of… Continue reading →

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