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 80 meters high and it is shaped as an inverted pyramid. The building contains a concert hall with a large concert organ as well as it since 2011 is housing the Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, Radio and Television Slovakia. Up until 2011 the building was instead housing the predecessor of Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska, the Slovenský rozhlas or Slovak Radio.
There has through the years been several opinions regarding the Slovak Radio Building. It has for example been considered one of the ugliest buildings in the world by the Telegraph. Now, we haven’t seen all the buildings in the world, but it is not very pretty. You might not have any specific reason to visit it, but at least you will know what it is when you pass by. The building is quite prominent in the city’s skyline after all.
Slovak Radio Building: How to get there?
The Slovak Radio Building is a short walk up north from the old town of Bratislava. The closest tram stop is Slovenská technická univerzita (STU). Trams will connect you with most of Bratislava.
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