Slovakia Things to Do

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  • Bronze Statues

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Everyone should feel like celebrity and famous one when walking nearby paparazzi. I am not sure if the statue has any real story. Anyway, it is just in the street, and not so far from restaurant, so even if it is paparazzi, he is quite visible :) The author was Radko Macuha. I guess statue is not so old, probably from the end of 20th century.

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  • Bratislava Castle

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Castle Bratislavský hrad is located 100 meters above the Danube, its present appearance got in the 15th century. From the castle you can see Austria on 3 km southwest and in the nice weather Hungary on 13 km south. There is a monument to Svatopluk- the Slovak national hero and a great founder of the Slovak state in the 18th century.

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  • Churches

    Bratislava Things to Do

    For over a quarter of a millennia, or nearly 300 years, this was the place of coronation for long line of Hungarian kings. It's probably the most distinctive of Bratislava's churches, and its prominent place in the city means that it is no surprise to learn that it is also the city's cathedral. St. Martins was originally constructed in the 15th...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Although much of Bratislava's Old Town has been restored and renovated in more recent times, there are still parts which give a clear indication of what it was like during the years when such things were not considered important. But whether renovated or still in a state of decay, this small part of the larger city repays a slow exploratory...

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  • St. Michael's Gate

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This is easily one of Bratislava's most striking and memorable landmarks. It's one of the oldest surviving parts of medieval Bratislava, and the great tower is a dominating sight. The tower is perfectly framed by the elegant buildings that line the Michalska street that leads up to it, and inside these buildings you will find some of the most...

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  • Nový Most

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This bridge is one of the main sights in Bratislava, it has an interesting construction, connects old and new parts of town (old town and Petržalka), also has an UFO style restaurant and observation desk. Bridge through Danube was built in 1972. Some former Jewish quarter in old town needed to be removed to build it. For some time it was called...

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  • Primate's Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Palace was built in classical style, in 1778 - 1781. It was actually was used mainly for archbishop. It is famous for an important event, that took place here in 1805 - fourth Peace of Pressburg was signed, after the battle of Austerlitz. After so many years, the Holy Roman Empire ended its existence. Nowadays palace is used for Bratislava mayor...

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  • Hviezdoslav Square

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Hviezdoslav Square (Slovak: Hviezdoslavovo námestie) is big square in Old town. This square is named after popular 18th century Slovak poet Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav (1849 -1921). The square is lined with trees and restaurants and many embassies. The long pedestrian zone was border from one side with New bridge and the other the Slovak National...

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  • Devin Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Devin suburb and castle is located in an interesting place - the other side of Danube river is already Austria. Nowadays it means nothing to cross the border, but in Iron curtain times this place was militarized. Castle is known from 864, the name was mentioned as battles Great Moravia - Franks were going on. 13th century is already a century,...

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  • Town Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Old Town Hall (Slovak: Stará radnica) is one of oldest stone building in Slovakia. It was build trough centuries. It started in 13th century and completed in 1599. It was renovated in 18th and 20th century. That is reason why this building have all diferent details and styles. Namely it was originally Gothic, but now is combination of baroque,...

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  • Grassalkovich Palace

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Popular palace from 1790 known as Grassalkovich palace (Slovak: GRASSALKOVICHOV PALÁC) after its first owner now is official residence of Slovak President and that is from 1996. It is not opened to the public. Exception was the special events. In front of the building there is a fountain in a shape of the Earth as a symbol of freedom. Note that...

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  • Jewish Life

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Bratislava of course had a Jewish population. The first Jews probably arrived in what is now Slovakia in Roman times, and the first record of their presence in Bratislava dates from 1251. By the 1930s, the Jewish population of Bratislava numbered more than 14000, with 5000+ having 'declared Jewish nationality'...

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  • Danube River

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Danube (DONAU) river runs through Bratislava. The city centre is on one side of the river, with house boat and restaurants. The other side towards the Austrian border is almost empty. You can easily walk over to the other side on one of the bridges.

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  • Slovak National Theater

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Slovak National Theater is high class cultural institution. It has a long history. It was built in 1886. The authors was architects F. Fellner and H. Helmer from Vienna. It is a build in Neo Renaissance style and it is very beautiful and it fits nicely to its surrounding. In front of building is another interesting monument call "Ganymede...

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  • Presidential Palace

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Just north of the Old Town sits the white Presidential Palace, also known as Grasalkovicov palac. It was built in 1760, and was first used as the Slovak Presidential Palace from 1939 until World War II ended in 1945. During the Communist occupation, was used by the children as it became the "House of Pioneers and the Youth." Apparently the children...

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  • Slavín Monument

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Slavin memorial is standing on the high hill of Bratislava town, where you can oversee Bratislava old town, Danube. It is half an hour or more to walk to that memorial from the old town. Slavin monument stands here from 1960 and was constructed to commemorate Soviet soldiers, who died in Bratislava in 1945, it was so called liberation from German...

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  • Museum of Clocks - House of the Good...

    Bratislava Things to Do

    The House of the Good Sheperd ("Dom U dobrého pastiera" in Czech) might in fact be most interesting from the outside despite the Mu

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  • Bratislava City museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    You find the City Museum in the Old Town Hall. The museum was established in 1868 and is one of the oldest museum

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  • Opera House

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Bratislava Opera or Philharmonic house by original name: Slovenská filharmónia Bratislava is another high class building and cultural center of City. Those institutions are located in historical Reduta building. It was build in 1773 by order of Maria Theresa. The building was impressive and beautiful. It was build in neo-Baroque style with...

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  • Museums

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This is a very nice museum of modern art - actually the first privately owned in Eastern Europe. Apart from graphic works, collages and sculptures, you can also see and have fun with the Dobes's kinetic objects exploiting light. A person will come with you and switch on some of his compositions. You can have real fun but just watch not to get sick...

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  • Stur Square

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Original name of this square is Namestie Ludovita Stura. This square have a long history of beginning of 19th century. But this sculpture of Ludovit Stur, one of the leaders of Slovak national movement in the 19th century, as well and square name is relatively new. In city you can find and another things and placed named after beloved Slovak hero....

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  • Hlavna Namestie

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Old town in Bratislava is such a charming place.It looks like many other European Old town but still it has a something special. It is enough big and it is surrounding with nice buildings and small cafes. Main landmarks you could found here are the Old Town Hall and Roland Fountain.

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  • SNP Square

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Big public space not far from Old town is ideal for public gatherings as protest or concerts. It is, in fact, one of biggest square in Bratislava. There are familiar statues in honor of the Slovak National Uprising of 1944 (Slovak: Slovenske Narodne Povstanie).

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  • Slovak Radio Building

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Eastern Europe is full of bizarre socialist architecture, and it's definitely worth seeking out the crazier examples. One of my new favourites is the Slovak Radio HQ, housed inside an inverted brown pyramid. They claim it's unique, and I can believe that. Who else would build something like this?

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  • Frantiskanske Square

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This small square, between St. Michael’s gate and the Main square (Hlavne Namestie), has some nice sights around it. Two churches, the Church of the Holy Saviour and the franciscan church (Church of the Annunciation). A fountain with a woman pouring water out of a jar stands in the middle of the square. This fountain, called the fountain of the...

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  • Palffy Palace

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Perhaps the most astonishing fact is that there are two Palffy Palaces in Bratislava’s old town and both are often mixed up. One just called Palffy Palace and the other called Johann Palffy Palace. Palffy Palace (non-Johann…) is from 1747. It was built for count Leopold Palffy, an austrian army officer form the powerful Palffy family. Young...

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  • Mirbach Palace

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This beautiful bright yellow building houses the Municipal Gallery, where you may enjoy some temporary exhibitions as well as sculpture and painting from 18th and 19th centuries. The building is Rococo style and is very well kept. It is just a few steps away from Town Hall, opposite beautiful churches: Franciscan church and St John Chapel, both...

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  • Palaces

    Bratislava Things to Do

    It is a place now, named also differently - as Government palace of Slovakia. In 17th century it was summer residence for archbishops of Esztergom, summer residence was built in the 1614. Anyway, it seemed Baroque to me, and it is right. It was reconstructed in that style already in 1761 - 1765. Also it had and still have Baroque garden. After...

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  • TV Tower Kamzik

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Poking up above the hills north of Bratislava is another unique piece of Bratislavan architecture: the Kamzik TV Tower. Not quite as striking as its counterpart in Prague, it is much higher and gives much better views. The observation deck is 70 meters up, but as it sits on a 433 meter hill, that places you half a kilometer above sea level. In good...

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  • Petrzalka

    Bratislava Things to Do

    Something off-the-beaten-track in Bratislava, which I wouldn't call nice, but definitely worth to see: Bratislava has a cute historical city center, but it is also one of the central/eastern European capitals most badly hit by the communist "urbanism". Petrzalka - the part of Bratislava south of the river Danube - is an excellent example. You can...

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  • Bratislava Zoo

    Bratislava Things to Do

    In Bratislava, there's a ZOO. It costs only 60SK and it's really fun! :) It's a pretty big ZOO, and for some animals you have to walk hills up (or you can let you drive in a safari jeep for money). I believe it had about 1200 animals of about 170 different sorts. There also is a dinopark, with statues of dino's that make noises, and a short film...

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  • Slovak National Museum

    Bratislava Things to Do

    This is not my description of the Slovak National Gallery. I think this description, ( which was the opinion of our guide ) is inaccurate and a little unfair. Certainly, the front of the building as seen from the riverside is a monument to ugliness in its worst form but that is not the whole story. The photo shows this fairly gross communist...

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  • LIPTOVSKA MARA RESERVOIR

    In north western Slovakia and next to Liptovsky Mikulas is the Liptovská Mara Reservoir.This is the largest water reservoir in Slovakia.The dam was built between 1965 and 1975 and is named after the village Liptovská Mara which was flooded when the dam filled with water. Only a small Gothic church, located in Havránok, has been preserved from the...

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  • THE RIVER VAH

    The River Váh is 406 kms long and the longest river in Slovakia. This river is a tributary of the Danube river.We travelled along the motorway which runs beside the River most of the way. The drive alongside this river is scenic, but just imagine enjoying a rafting trip through the valley between the Low and High Tatras!

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  • TATRA MOUNTAINS

    The Carpathian Mountains are the second-longest mountain range in Europe and home to the largest European populations of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes.The Tatra Mountains are the highest range of the Central Carpathians and form the border of Poland and Slovakia, where the highest peaks exceed 2,600 metres.These beautiful mountains rise...

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  • Folk Architecture

    You can still see examples of entire villages that retain the traditional architecture of the area. These are open air villages, where you can get a taste of what life was like (and to some extent, still is....) the traditional arts and crafts of the area, the traditional dress of the villagers.These villages tend to be quite small. The one I went...

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  • Bratislava

    Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia (Slovak Republic) and is one of the youngest capitals in Europe since the country was formed in 1993 after the fall of communism and the peaceful split with the Czech Republic, the city is fast becoming an East European hotspot, a city of some 450,000 inhabitants located on the river Danube at the foothills of...

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  • Namestie

    The Village Square, as seen from the top of the Cemetery Hill.However small a city, town or village, they all seem to have a "town square," which in this case isn't square at all. More like a football shaped island between two roads. Of course, there's even a belfry. These town squares are usually the most charming part of a town and should be...

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  • Bratislava as a hub

    It is very easy to explore other countries from Bratislava. Within an hour and half you can be in Vienna (take the river cruise). You can also catch the train which is a fair walk from the Sheraton hotel (so you may want to get a taxi there) to Budapest. You can get to Budapest within 3 hours and enjoy the train ride. They have a separate carraige...

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  • Hiking

    Because most of the country is mountainous, you are never going to be very far from good hiking. Slovakia has a reputation for some great, though very challenging trails. Please don't be intimidated when you read reviews and websites telling you how tough some of the trails are. There are trails for all levels of expertise. You will be out hiking...

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  • Castles in Slovakia

    Slovakia, by virtue of being quite small, has a lot of castles to see, few of which are very from from the major centers. They do vary, however, in the state of reconstruction. Some, like Bojnice castle (near Prievidza) is carefully and tastefully restored and gives you a good idea of how the owners (the last ones at least) might have lived. Many...

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  • Bratislava

    Cut through by the Danube river, the country's capital is a quiet city where elbowing with tourists is seldom an occasion. The city center (Staré Mesto - Old Town) has been renovated and except for the occasional forgotten establishment, restored baroque buildings peek onto clean streets and squares. Most visitors are tempted by its vicinity to...

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  • Healing Spas!

    I've been aware of the healing powers attributed to spas in Slovakia since I was a little girl. My grandparents told me that they had both been cured of blindness by bathing their eyes in the healing waters at a Slovakian Spa. Of course, it sounded magical but I innocently believed them. As I grew-up, I still believed that they believed it, but I...

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  • Go to tatralandia warm (termal) waters

    This is just great to relax after tiering day of skiing and snowboarding. All the sour muscles get ease from the stress. It is really nice to use the outdoor pools as the snow falss down and you are in the warm water yourself. Its really nice. Try it if you have the chance.

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  • Trencin

    Trencin is a small city but has many spots which are worth seeing. Needless to say, you should not miss Trencin Castle but I recommend that you look around this city. Hotel Tatra which lies at the base of Trencin Castle has traditional appearance. I think it is a symbol of Trencin not far behind from Trencin Castle. You can take a walk in a park...

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