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Bratislava
Travel Guide

St. Martin\'s Cathedral which includes night scenes and a city

Take a romantic stroll through charming streets and alleys and visit an iconic castle in this medieval city on the Danube River.

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.

Where to stay in Bratislava

Lindner Hotel Gallery Central
Lindner Hotel Gallery Central
4 out of 5
Metodova 4, Bratislava
The price is £64 per night from 14 Jun to 14 Jun
This family-friendly Bratislava hotel is located in the shopping district, within a 10-minute walk of Central Shopping Center Bratislava and Ondrej Nepela Arena. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (309 reviews)
Fantastic hotel!
"Nice ,clean and friendly"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Lindner Hotel Gallery Central
Marrol's Boutique Hotel
Marrol's Boutique Hotel
5 out of 5
Tobrucka 4, Bratislava
The price is £80 per night from 17 Jun to 17 Jun
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Natural History Museum and Bratislava Castle. Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (980 reviews)
"Real value for money in current pandemic situation. Close to Danube and centre of the city, excellent room service, large enclosed garden, period features and fantastic personnel."

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2021

Marrol's Boutique Hotel
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
4 out of 5
Hviezdoslavovo Nam 3, Bratislava
The price is £73 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Slovak National Gallery and Bratislava Castle. Old Slovak National Theater and Slovak ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (993 reviews)
"Fantastic hotel and friendly helpful staff"

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2020

Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel, Bratislava
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Contactless Key-Box Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
Contactless Key-Box Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
3 out of 5
Suché Mýto c. 6, Bratislava
The price is £56 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Trinitarian Church and Bratislava Castle. Museum Policie SR and Mirbach Palace ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (119 reviews)
Lovely apartment and great location but...
"Great location and lovely apartment. The only issue I had was the noise from the neighbours next door, music blaring so loud from 7am on Sunday morning and 5am on Monday morning, I'm not sure if the people in the apartment were resident in the building or on vacation but that was a real issue, not ..."

Reviewed on 4 Feb 2020

Contactless Key-Box Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
Self Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
Self Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
3 out of 5
Suche myto No. 6, Stare Mesto, Bratislava
The price is £56 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Johann Nepomuk Hummel Museum and Bratislava Castle. Primate's Palace and Vinohardnicke ...
4.4/5Excellent! (49 reviews)
"Excellent spot to wander round the old city. Also shops and restaurants were close by. Apartment was ideal for our family trip."

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2019

Self Check-in Apartments by Ambiente
Aapartamentoos
Aapartamentoos
3.5 out of 5
14 Ventúrska, Bratislava, Bratislavský kraj
The price is £69 per night from 14 Jul to 14 Jul
Located in Old Town Bratislava, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of St. Martin's Cathedral and Primate's Palace. New Bridge (Novy Most) and ...
5/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
"The location is great, the bathrooms are modern with a nice shower and the beds are super comfortable."

Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020

Aapartamentoos
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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