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Bratislava Castle (Hrad), Bratislava

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Standing on a rocky hill and overlooking the river, Bratislava Castle (Hrad) dominates the city and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes, including the neighboring countries of Austria and Hungary. The massive, fully restored building is topped with four corner towers. Look for the well-conserved original part of the structure, the 15th-century Sigismund Gate. The castle houses the national museum and four halls exhibiting archaeological findings, such as the prehistoric statue of the Venus of Moravany. Catch a concert at the Baroque chapel, now converted into a music hall. If you get hungry, dine at the restaurant housed an erstwhile Baroque stable facing an English park. Make Bratislava Castle (Hrad) a centerpiece of your Bratislava vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bratislava trip itinerary builder.
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  • It is a bit of a hike from the city up to the castle. Beautiful view over the city and the Danube once you reach the top. We didn't go inside but were part of a tour. Dont forget the gardens in the ba...  more »
  • Great place to spend some time, we went on one of the tour buses, then just walked back into town. The Castle is stunning a fair bit to see inside. It also has some great views over Bratislava. The to...  more »
  • Walked up to the beautiful castle as it stands proudly over the city. What is remarkable is from the viewpoint here you can see three countries with in itself is amazing. This place is well looked aft...  more »
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  • Beautifully renovated! Great view on the Danube River. Quite crowded during weekends especially when the weather is nice... But it's definitely a must see when visiting Bratislava!
  • Absolutely beautiful! If you're in Bratislava this is a must. Tough walk up but then we spent a couple of hours just hanging out on the wonderful grounds. Nice weather is a huge bonus!
  • Massive castle on top of a hill close to city center. Great panoramic view of river Danube. Nice garden behind the Carole with access to hidden tunnel
  • Always worth to go. In good "old times", when the ideologies‚Äč from Lenin has been alive, I visited this place (where else to go?) to enjoy the good views over the city and the Danube ūüėä
  • The castle is beautiful from outside, inside I could not visit because it was closed on monday but the view over Bratislava was worth it! A must see if coming to Bratislava ;) Il Castello √® bello visto da fuori, dentro non ho potuto entrare perch√© luned√¨ √® chiuso but la vista su Bratislava √® valsa la visita. Lo consiglio a chi visita Bratislava

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Where to stay in Bratislava

Save money on a trip to the pricey town of Bratislava by booking a private room or by staying in one of the many hostels. While there are hotels here, frequent business travelers have driven prices up. Find accommodation in Stary Mesto--the city's Old Town--and experience the medieval charm of the area, such as winding streets, old churches, and a hill-top castle. Consider staying on the Danube for riverside views. Be sure to check the reviews of your lodging ahead of time; the quality of accommodations can vary.
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