The Church of St. Elisabeth is one of the more remarkable buildings in Bratislava. And it probably is the most cheerful creation in a city that is known for its grey concrete constructions. The name of the church in Slovak is Kostol svätej Alžbety but it is more known as the Little Blue Church (Modrý kostolík in Slovak, Kék templom in Hungarian) due to its colour.
The colour of the church is probably what has made it famous; it is not only the exterior that is painted in bright baby blue, but also the interior is the same colour. The vivid colour really makes the building look like something out of a children’s movie, you almost expect faeries and wizards to show up from behind the corner. It is definitely worth a quick visit once in Bratislava – especially on a rainy day or if you feel like being cheered up!
The Church of St. Elisabeth was build in the beginning of the 20th century and it is dedicated to Elisabeth of Hungary (1207-1231) who grew up in Bratislava. There is also a neighbouring school that is built in the same style as the church. The church is built Hungarian Secessionist style.
How to get there
The easiest way to get to the church is by walking. It takes only about 10-15 minutes to walk from the centre of the city.
The church is located on Bezručova 2 and it can be found a bit to the east from the city centre. It is on the way if your journey takes you from Kamenné námestie to the Danube or vice versa. There are signs pointing in the correct direction when you are on Štúrova street, but it is easy to miss the church as there are no signs that tells you when to turn next. The church is quite hidden in a residential area, but once you are close enough you will not miss it.
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