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As a capital city on a national border, Bratislava is influenced by its neighboring country of Austria. Many ethnic communities have made their mark on the history and culture of the city. With the famous Danube River flowing through its center, Bratislava serves as Slovakia’s hub of culture, politics and economics. You’ll find numerous museums, theaters and intriguing landmarks scattered along its winding, cobblestone streets. Note the skyline consisting of charming 20th-century structures and medieval towers.
Visit Bratislava Castle, which sits atop a hill overlooking the Danube River. This landmark dominating the Bratislava skyline is the most recognizable building in the city, with red spirals in the corners of the large white structure. Arrive at night to see the structure bathed in gold light. Stroll around the hill and capture photos of the elegant castle. Step inside to browse collections from the Slovak National Museum.
Behind the castle is the Slavin Monument, which pays tribute to the nation’s soldiers who died in World War II. Marvel at the panoramic views of the city from the monument, one of the highest points in the city.
Enjoy a relaxing walk through the quaint historical center. Look around the City Museum in the Old Town Hall and climb the steep staircase of the clock tower. Visit the historical neo-renaissance building of the Slovak National Theatre, the oldest of its kind in the country.
Spend the afternoon at Bratislava Zoo or the city’s Botanical Gardens. Enjoy green parks and hints of a rural landscape in the middle of the city.
Travel between attractions for free on public transport with a Bratislava City Card. Also use the card to get a free walking tour of the city and discounts on entry to museums, galleries and restaurants, plus many more benefits. Go to the Visit Bratislava website for full details.
Bratislava is one of the warmest parts of the country; the climate is generally mild with warm summers. Temperatures do, however, hover around freezing with occasional snow flurries during winter.
Located in the center of Bratislava, this family-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Slovak National Theater and St. Martin's Cathedral. Primate's Palace and Bratislava Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Marrol's Boutique Hotel sits on the edge of Bratislava Old Town, by the north bank of the Danube. Guests can catch a tram from nearby Ľudovíta Štúra Station, or explore on foot, strolling down the river to Hviezdoslavovo Square and stopping at an authentic Slovak bar to try a local wine or beer.
Located in the heart of Bratislava, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Compatriot's Museum, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Slavin Monument and New Bridge are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Stare Mesto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Namestie Slobody, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. New Bridge and Bratislava Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Nivy, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Ondrej Nepela Arena, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. New Bridge and Bratislava Castle are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated in Bratislava, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Namestie Slobody, Primate's Palace, and St. Martin's Cathedral. Slavin Monument and New Bridge are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated in Senec, this apartment is within 2 mi (3 km) of Senec Synagogue, Pillar of Shame, and Church of Saint Nicolas. Primate's Palace and Zlate Piesky are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Located in Stare Mesto, this hotel is steps from Hviezdoslavovo Square, St. Martin's Cathedral, and New Bridge. Primate's Palace and Bratislava Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).