City sights include the narrowest house in Europe, Michael's Gate, the University Library Building, the Grassalkovich Palace and St. Martin's Cathedral. The city's most prominent feature, however, is Bratislava Castle which sits on a plateau above the Danube.
Aqauathermal Senec (aquapark), Bratislava City, Červený Kameň (castle), Čuňovo-Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Devín Castle (ruins with exhibit), pottery, Slovenský Grob (tradition of goose roasting), Small Carphatians Wine Route (Malokarpatská vínna cesta) are all popular tourist destinations.
Originally founded in 1465, the first university of the Hungarian Kingdom lasted only until King Matthias' death in 1490, and is now the Acedemy of Drama and Music.
Although there isn't a proliferation of children's entertainment in Bratislava, Bibiana, known as the 'International House of Art for Children' is well worth a visit, with an art gallery aimed specifically at the young and numerous puppet show and musical performances for children, as well as workshops throughout the year.
The Church of Elizabeth, or Blue Church, is a beautifully-designed Art-Nouvaeu structure that is free to enter and well worth a visit.
Probably the most famous landmark in Bratislava, the castle dominates the skyline in the centre of the city, towering over the Danube and providing an ideal point to view not just the rest of the city but the Carpathian mountains beyond.
Church of the Clarissine Order
A stunning church with a wonderfully intricately-designed Gothic tower, built int he 14th Century, no longer in use as a church but often used as a venue for concerts.
Church of the Holy Trinity
The baroque Church of the Holy Trinity is worth a look for the trompe l'oeil dome painted on the ceiling.
City Gallery of Bratislava
The City Gallery of Bratislava has a vast array of both national and international works of art set across two locations; Mirbach Palace and Pálffy Palace.
Actually located 6 miles west of Bratislava but visible from the city itself, Devin Castle was contructed over 1000 years ago and was once occupied by the famous warlord Prince Ratislav. A thoroughly enjoyable day out and a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Places to go Bratislava
Getting around Bratislava