Bratislava

Castles and fountains on the Danube.
The beauty of Bratislava | Bratislava in Slovakia
Image of Bratislava in Slovakia
Image of Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava castle seen from the UFO Tower, Bratislava | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislavské rožky | Bratislava in Slovakia
Blue Church, Bratislava, Northeast | Bratislava in Slovakia
Vinohrady na Briežkoch v Mestskej časti Bratislava-Nové Mesto. Pohľad od Sliačskej ulice. | Bratislava in Slovakia
The Old Town of Bratislava (Slovak: Staré Mesto) is the historic center and one of the boroughs of Bratislava, in the Bratislava Region of Slovakia. It is coextensive with the smallest Slovak administrative district by area, Bratislava I. It contains the small, but preserved medieval city center, Bratislava Castle and other important landmarks. 

Bratislava's Old Town is known for its many churches, a riverbank promenade and cultural institutions, it is also the location of most of the foreign states Embassies and important Slovak institutions including National Council of the Slovak Republic, Summer Archbishop's Palace; seat of the Government of Slovakia and Grassalkovich Palace; seat of the President of Slovakia [Wikipedia.org] | Bratislava in Slovakia
River Park pri rieke Dunaj Bratislava | Bratislava in Slovakia
Námestie Slovenského národného povstania. Bratislava. | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava Cityscape, Slovakia | Bratislava in Slovakia
The Old Town of Bratislava (Slovak: Staré Mesto) is the historic center and one of the boroughs of Bratislava, in the Bratislava Region of Slovakia. It is coextensive with the smallest Slovak administrative district by area, Bratislava I. It contains the small, but preserved medieval city center, Bratislava Castle and other important landmarks. 

Bratislava's Old Town is known for its many churches, a riverbank promenade and cultural institutions, it is also the location of most of the foreign states Embassies and important Slovak institutions including National Council of the Slovak Republic, Summer Archbishop's Palace; seat of the Government of Slovakia and Grassalkovich Palace; seat of the President of Slovakia [Wikipedia.org] | Bratislava in Slovakia
Mosty přes Dunaj v Bratislavě, pohled z vyhlídky na Novém mostě | Bratislava in Slovakia
Church of Saint Stephen of Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia. The church was built in 1711 | Bratislava in Slovakia
Dnešný pohľad na polostrov a novú budovu Danubiany. | Bratislava in Slovakia
Digital Park, Einsteinova, Petržalka, Bratislava | Bratislava in Slovakia
Main Building Hall of the University of Economics in Bratislava at Dolnozemská cesta 1, Bratislava | Bratislava in Slovakia
Hlavné námestie - The napoleonic soldier, Old Town Hall and Roland Fountain: Hlavné námestie (literally "Main Square") is one of the best known squares in Bratislava, Slovakia. It is located in the Old Town and it is often considered to be the center of the city. Some of the main landmarks found in the square are the Old Town Hall and Roland Fountain. | Bratislava in Slovakia
Image of Bratislava in Slovakia
Image of Bratislava in Slovakia
Hlavné Namestie | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava. Nová bratislavská štvrť Eurovea. Interiér | Bratislava in Slovakia
Devin Castle | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava, hrad, Slovensko | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava. Nová bratislavská štvrť Eurovea. | Bratislava in Slovakia
Stará radnica, Hlavné námestie, Bratislava.Vľavo od veže je Jezuitský kostol | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava Castle, 2010 | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislava (Slovakia): Danube embankment Rázusovo nábrežie | Bratislava in Slovakia
NOTE: This image is a panorama  consisting of multiple frames that were merged or stitched in software. As a result, this image necessarily underwent some form of digital manipulation. These manipulations may include blending, blurring, cloning, and colour and perspective adjustments. As a result of these adjustments, the image content may be slightly different from reality at the points where multiple images were combined. This manipulation is often required due to lens, perspective, and parallax distortions. | Bratislava in Slovakia
High-rises in Bratislava at Karadžičoca street | Bratislava in Slovakia
Bratislavský letiskový terminál | Bratislava in Slovakia
The castle on the Danube shot hanging out of the window of a super-cat on its foils. Lens stabilisation worked well! | Bratislava in Slovakia
Aupark and Aupark Tower high-rise. | Bratislava in Slovakia
Einsteinova street, Bratislava, Slovakia | Bratislava in Slovakia
Hviezdoslavovo námestie (literally Hviezdoslav Square) is one of the best-known squares in Bratislava. It is located in the Old Town, between the New Bridge and the Slovak National Theatre. The square is named after Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav.

History

This square existed in the Kingdom of Hungary for 1000 years. Many of medieval houses were built here. Northern part of this square there are Kőszeghy, Eszterházy,Széchen, Stáhl, Záborszky, Pálffy, Sulkovszky Maldeghem, Malatinszky, Werner houses and southern part of square there are Spineger, Gervay, Löw-Palugyay, Kozics, Wigand, Adler, Pollák, Sprinzl houses. The most notable buildings are the Notre Dame cloister and today's Slovak National Theatre which can be found in the eastern part of square. Earlier the most important noblemen sent their daughters to learn in this cloister, for example: Pálffy, Forgách, Harrach, Lichtenstein.

On 17 March 1848 the Hungarian national leader, Lajos Kossuth proclaimed from Hotel Zöldfa (literally : Greenwood)'s balcony: "Hungary's reborn" to the assembling mass at this square because Ferdinand V signed March laws at the Primate's Palace last day. First Hungarian fancing school's practising hall also worked here. Lajos Kossuth, Franz Joseph, Albert Einstein and Alfred Nobel stayed at this hotel too. This hotel was today's Hotel Carlton's place.

In 1911 Sándor Petőfi's sculpture was erected opposite today's Slovak National Theatre. However it was unsuccessfully attacked with dynamite after the Czechoslovak army occupied the city in 1918. After this sculpture was boarded over round temporarily until its removal.

The square underwent major reconstruction at the end of the 20th century. Before reconstruction, it looked like a small city park; now it looks like a city promenade.

On February 24, 2005 US President George W. Bush gave a public speech in Hviezdoslav Square during his visit to Bratislava for the Slovakia Summit 2005 with the president of Russia Vladimir Putin [Wikipedia.org] | Bratislava in Slovakia
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Capital of 🇸🇰 Slovakia with a population of around 430 thousand people.

The Slovakian capital of Bratislava is a charming city on the banks of the Danube River. It's a mix of old and new, with a historic city center that's been well preserved and a modern skyline that's constantly growing. The streets are lively and filled with restaurants, cafes, and bars, and there's a great mix of culture and activities to enjoy. From wandering through the old city streets, to checking out the impressive Devin Castle, to spending an afternoon relaxing in the botanical gardens, there's something for everyone in Bratislava.

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Bratislava is ok. It is nothing special. If you have time and wanted to get out of Vienna for a day or two then you should check it out.

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I took a day trip to Bratislava together with my girlfriend on a nice sunny day. We had some nice moments like visiting a river-side bar with sunchairs, but overall none of us enjoyed the city that much. It seemed very touristy in some parts and pretty bland in others. I imagine that with proper research ahead of a trip, there are some pretty terrific things to see and do, but on this occasion, we did not come across anything that would make us want to go back.

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It was super cold and snowy when I visited Bratislava but it was still a treat! It was so nice to retreat to a rustic pub or restaurant and eat hearty foods. I tried so many foods in Bratislava. Bryndzové halušky (sheep's cheese gnocchi), bread bowl soup, and Bryndzové pirohy (potato dumplings) were some of my favorites. As for sites to see, check out the Blue Church for a Cinderella-colored and totally unique church. Bratislava also has beautiful castle grounds offering stellar views of the city, even when it's all covered in snow. I also loved how small Bratislava is. It makes it easy to explore over just a few days.

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You can expect temperatures of around NaN° Celsius in November during the day in Bratislava.