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The 7 must-see sights in Bratislava

There is plenty happening in Bratislava. The Viva Music Festival, Jazz Days, and International Film Festival bring tourism to this pretty Slovakian city throughout the year, but visiting any other time leaves you free to enjoy our seven favorite things to do.

Devín Castle

Devín Castle

Ten kilometers from the Old Town, this ruin offers breathtaking views across the Slovakian countryside. Make a day of it with a ride on the local bike trails or a hike nearby.

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

On a clear day, see as far as Austria with a visit to Bratislava Castle. This is the place to take photographs that will wow your friends, so don't forget your camera.

Church of St. Elisabeth of Hungary

Church of St. Elisabeth of Hungary

This impressive sight - also known as the Blue Church, is like something from a cartoon fairytale. You can't tour inside, but catch a peek at the blue pews from the entrance.

Slavín

Slavín

This memorial to fallen Soviet WWII soldiers is located at the highest point of the city. While contemplating, enjoy brilliant views from the eastern terrace. Take Bus 147.

Primate's Palace

Primate's Palace

A pretty, pink, neoclassical palace, where you can usually find quiet in the city. Admission is only 3€ so this is a thrifty stop for anyone with a keen interest in architecture.

Grassalkovich Palace

Grassalkovich Palace

One of the grandest attractions in Bratislava, this is the residence of the President of Slovakia, known as the country's White House. Well worth the short walk from the Old Town.

Slovak National Theatre

Slovak National Theatre

With ensembles for ballet, opera and drama this is the cultural epicentre of Bratislava. For a European city, tickets are very reasonable, and can be booked online in advance.

Planning Your Bratislava Visit

What's the nightlife like?

The city might not be huge but it has plenty to offer those looking to drink, dance and enjoy themselves. Much of the entertainment takes place on the streets, such as the corner of Židovská and Beblavého under the Bratislava Castle, where small bars serve local beers and Slovakians enjoy good conversation. Entry to most nightclubs is free, or a couple of euros, and our tip for finding the best ones? Ask a local!

A great place for stag parties?

Cheap drinks, flights, and accommodation have made Bratislava increasingly popular with British bachelor parties. Youth hostels are a very popular option for large groups on a budget, while most local businesses are very accommodating to well-behaved, respectful groups, who can get great value from a trip here. Enjoy this beautiful city responsibly!

When should I visit?

Bratislava enjoys long, warm and dry summers (May to September) with high temperatures of around 27 degrees in June - perfect weather for sightseeing!

How long do I need?

Two to three days is enough to see the main sights of Bratislava - add a couple of days if you plan to enjoy bike tours or hiking nearby.

Good to know

  • Language
    Slovak
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +421
  • Best time to visit
    The Slovak holiday season is in July and August, so accommodations will be packed and more expensive. Fortunately, the city is great for a visit year-round, so there are plenty of other options!

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What people are saying about Bratislava

Amazing....Mr. Fedor is one of a kind :)

Hello, I recommend a visit to the Village of Modra, meet Fedor Malik and his sons for an amazing wine tasting experience...Set in a tranquil garden set up, a table, tasty nibbles and excellent wine to drink. Of course with explanation from the Master himself! Tip for travellers; Head to the Village of Pezinok, get out of the station and wait for bus...more than one every 15 mins. Consult the map info at the bus stage. Very cheap transport. Must do when in Slovakia...Enjoy!

Wine Tasting in Modra, Slovakia Reviewed by Kevin, 08/03/2017

Peter made our tour. Informative, friendly and generous with his time.

Absolutely recommend Bratislava to everyone, but in particular don't leave town without a tour with this group. A highlight. And we've been on the road for 6 mnths and have met some less desirable operators along the way. Highly recommended. Good luck guys, hopefully to see you on our next visit ✔

Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 08/01/2019

Unforgettable experience - cannot fault and hugely recommend

Family run business, authentic experience in a beautiful picturesque town. Fantastic tasting wine, devoted and genuine guide - an all-round winner that was the highlight of our holiday in Bratislava. Thank you for a truly unforgettable experience!

Wine Tasting in Modra, Slovakia Reviewed by Thomas, 06/17/2019

A tour beyond expectation and imagination!

Driving around a Skoda from 1971 with a very experienced and knowledgable tour guide, made it difficult to remember one was still in 2018. It was a one of kind experience, one to remember for a life time.

Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 04/13/2018

The best way to explore the pristine beauty of Bratislava.

Exploring Bratislava in this manner was amazing, saw it all, tasted Gourmet Slovakian cuisine at the better restaurant in town, tasted Slovakian Beers at the best Brewery