I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list
Like the capital state of Slovakia.
Though, the state is just starting to grab tourist’s attention, the suburbs of Bratislava cocoons some amazing places of Slovak culture.
The city of cultural heart of Slovakia owes to its historic multi-cultural character influenced by both regional and ethnic groups. The Slovak National Theatre, The Arena Theatre, The Bratislava Puppet theatre are the places for you if you are culture enthusiast.
The heart of the city is still untouched my many tourists with its unexplored mild continental climate. The city calls for celebrations be it spring fairs, Christmas markets or summer fests.
The beautiful architecture and tri lingual culture of the city captivates the soul of the travellers.
First target in the bucket list is THE OLD TOWN.
It is the most common tourist stop point as the place has all eating joints, night clubs and chilling areas. On the walk, one can witness on narrow streets quirky statues, historic buildings, winding laneways and cobblestones.
The rich bronze statues mark the communist era architecture and add up to a wit parody. The most common tourists’ points are St Michaels Gate embellished with dragons and Old Town Square.
A walk to remember
The Danube River along the edge of downtown Bratislava has walking paths on both sides of the river while the path stretches further to the city lights.
Over the river, lies the UFO Bridge, which offers a unique view to downtown and an incredible view to Bratislava Caste The UFO Bridge connects the city to suburb of Perzalka.
It is the prominent feature and symbol of the Bratislava. The other side of the river gives you the entry Sad Janka Krala Park which follows the trail to Aupark Bratislava Shopping Centre. If you wish to cherish the shopping moments at Eurova Shopping Centre, follow the Kosicka Bridge.
After the princess walk, it’s time to enter the Castle
The iconic white castle gives the rich royal feel to the entire trip to Bratislava. The castle has 3 different entrance gates – Sigmund Gate, Vienna Gate and Nicholas Gate.
The ground view to downtown Bratislava, Austria and to the river Danube makes the walk through the castle grandiose and kingly.
After the white castle, don’t forget to pay a visit to Devin Castle as it serves as one of the three oldest archaeologically accredited castles in the suburbs.
Call a prayer at The Blue Church Bratislava
Blue Church Bratislava is the most popular structure built in 1908, commonly known as Church of St Elisabeth is nearly 40m high tower. The architecture beautifully describes Hungarian Art Nouveau Style with its interiors.
Sadly, photography isn’t allowed inside the church premises but with the elegant church gate, visitors can get the beautiful snaps to the church’s richly decorated alterpieces.
The reign back to history – Slavian War Memorial
Slavain War Memorial is located high above the city. It venerates the sweats of Red Army in the liberation of Bratislava during WW2. The Memorial is a gateway from the chaos of the downtown where one can enjoy beautiful city views
The trip to Europe seems incomplete without the tourist laying steps to the land of Bratislava. The area around Kamzik TV Tower has crazy hiking trails with fun activities and restaurants around. A cable car takes you to a short adventure trip through the forest with beautiful hill sightseeing’s.
Bratislava opera house introduces you to the surprises of Neo Renaissance era and is worth a place to spend a rich evening.
If you are a foodie, don’t miss out your chance to dine in at Fabrika, Antica Toscana which serves the best Italian food, and Modra Hviezda known for its great wine and eastern European food.
Let not the words, mesmerize you about Bratislava alone, plan a visit and let alone your eyes make the memories packed to your travel bag this year