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Private Bratislava Day Trip from Budapest
"Bratislava is one of the oldest Celtic towns the boarder of the Roman empire the western bulwark of Hungarian Kingdom the last marine port of Danube during the Middle Ages the town of merchants and craftsmen with rich vineculture tradition and the Coronation town of Hungarian Kings for more than 200 years. Discover Bratislava with a private guide!You will visit the Castle
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Private Tour: Bratislava Walking Tour
"Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Bratislava hotel. Then set off on your private tour of Slovakia’s charming capital in an air-conditioned car or minivan with your own private guide.Discover the city’s fascinating history on a walking tour around Bratislava Old Town. As you stroll the cobbled lanes listen to your guide share absorbing facts about the medieval and Baroque architecture around you.Linger in Main Square once the setting of medieval markets and admire the Old Town Hall with its 13th-century clock tower. Along the way
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Private Tour: Bratislava City Tour with Optional Devin Castle Visit
"Start your tour with a pickup from your centrally located Bratislava hotel and board your air-conditioned vehicle with your private driver-guide. As you travel hear a fascinating introduction to Slovakia’s capital on route to the city center. The beauty of having a private guide is that any commentary is tailored to your interests.On a walking tour around Bratislava Old Town see St Michael’s Gate the only remaining of Bratislava's four medieval tower gates and Main Square. This picturesque 13th-century quadrant is flanked by pastel-colored houses and hosts the 15th-century Old Town Hall. Admire its exterior and then stroll to beautiful Primatial Square. Gaze at the neoclassical façade of its beautiful 18th-century Primatial Palace (Primaciálny Palác) a former archbishop’s residence
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Mystery Church ?

Favorite thing The building in this photo really was my favourite thing in Bratislava. It was the first place that caught my eye as we arrived early in the morning and somewhere I photographed two or three times as I passed at various times during the day. It's on Hviezdoslavovo, quite close to the Slovak National Gallery. As you can see from the photo this is a really beautiful and tranquil spot, with people sitting around and two guys playing cards on the steps. Late in the afternoon, exhausted from walking and photographing, I came back here, sat on the steps and enjoyed a truly spectacular sunset. A few people passed me by and went inside so eventually I too lifted the latch and crept through the darkness to a light up ahead. To my amazement I discovered it was a little church where people were saying the rosary, so I had to sit down really quickly to avoid giving offense. There were only about six rows of pews and the old lady in my pew was looking daggers at me. I didn't blame her, after all why should tourists barge in and interrupt people's prayers. I knelt quietly and eventually picked up the refrain . 'Sweeta Maria, Matka Bugia', that's what it sounded like phonetically andas I knew what it meant in English I recited it with great enthusiasm. I now got big smiles from the old lady and stayed until the end of the rosary. This is my favourite memory of Bratislava but despite my best efforts, I just can't find the name of this church. Can anybody enlighten me please ?

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Ekaterinburg
Jan 21, 2007

Churches

Favorite thing Bratislava has many different churches in and around the Old Town. Only the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom Sv. Martina) at Rudnavoyo namestie dominates the city skyline.
There are many other churches which attract the attention of the visitors while wandering through Bratislava's streets: The Franciscan Church is the oldest church in the Old Town dating back to the 13th century.
Other churches include: the Jesuitical Church, the Church of St. Elisabeth, the Trinitarian Church, the Church of Merciful Brothers and many more.

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HORSCHECK
Jan 21, 2006

Trinity Church

Favorite thing Trinity Church or The Church of St. Mathe is another nice sightseen worth to see. Parish church of Trinity in Bratislava is the piece of architecture that belongs to the nicest and most valuable dominants of the city. The construction of it was in the hands of monks - trinitars. The first brick was laid down in 1717 and in 1725 it was ordinated. The idea of design comes from the Church of St. Peter in Vienna projected by Lukas Heidebrand. The distinctive are mainly three arcuat turned towers.
Nowadays there is also a small pastoration centre right next to the church, the olders (like me) remember that durign the socialistic period there was a bookstore where you should buy Russian books.

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Skipka
Feb 26, 2004

Renovations

Favorite thing Some of the churches in Bratislava are currently undergoing renovation. The city is really trying to rebuild and make it a place people will want to visit and/or move and work in.

Despite the ongoing work being done, little is losed to the public. So don't be concerned if something is a little dusty or looks quiet. It's probably still open. Check it out anyway.

We visited some churches like this and were pleasently surprised with gorgeous stained glass windows and alter artwork.

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Lhenne1
Sep 14, 2006
 
 
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Historical Bratislava

Favorite thing Try to get to St.Martin's Dome, which is at this time fully reconstructed inside. There are many other signs of history however in Bratislava downtown:
http://www.angelfire.com/home/vj/bratislava/Downtown3.htm

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vladoj
May 01, 2003

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SNP Square

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...
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Primate's Palace

As you wander round the old town of Bratislava you cannot fail to notice a striking pink building.This is the primates palace.Built between 1778 and1781 for archbishop Batthyany,it is now used to hold...
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Old Town Hall

The Old Town Hall is located in the heart of the city center, between the Main square (Hlavne namestie) and Primate’s square where the Primate’s Palace stands.The Old Town is facing onto the Main...
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Bratislava City Museum

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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Old Town - Stare Mesto

Stara Mesto - the Old Town with it cobbled streets, its bars and pubs, cafes and restaurants is the place to be after sundown. Its charming and captivating and makes you take a seat and be a part of...
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St. Michael's Gate

St.Michaels gate is the only remaining gate in the city walls of Bratislava.It is now used to house the weapons exhibition of the Bratislava city museum.If you walk beneath the white tower and through...
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