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Bratislava Old Town, Bratislava

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The heart of the city's cultural, political, and social life, the narrow streets and squares of Bratislava Old Town feature many historical landmarks, such as a medieval castle and the city's largest cathedral. Walk the promenade along the riverbank and see palaces housing foreign embassies as well as national institutions, including the government building. Nicknamed a "large village" by the locals due to its familiar atmosphere, this area is home to many shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants where you can taste traditional mulled wine or honey liquor. Look out for bizarre bronze statues, such as a man peeping from a manhole. St. Michael's gate and tower offer a nice view from a balcony. Make Bratislava Old Town a centerpiece of your Bratislava vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bratislava travel itinerary planner.
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  • There are cities that want to come back and come back. Bratislava to such, alas. Read reviews of tourists that visited the city before Christmas, probably then and everything was great. But the holidays have passed and came complete silence. We were in town 3-4 January, all quiet and sad. Just a little Christmas illumination and left a beautiful large tree near the Opera House. Tourists wandering along the streets of man and a half, the locals after the holidays, too, were hiding somewhere))) Yes, old city relatively clean, but in some places there are such inveterate deposits of debris that it becomes embarrassing. Many souvenir shops, which sold the same, many cafes and restaurants, and all this is not humane price tags. You can get around the city for a couple of hours, well it is if the Tower St. Michael's Gate not climbing up, then put four hours. And the only entertainment after the walk is good to eat. And that is that, while there are places where you can eat very delicious. And if I'm ever going to go past Slovakia, zavernu necessarily in Bratislava it is to eat magic ribs, such delicious, which is cooked only here!
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  • Old Town Bratislava is interesting, easy and fun to walk around. My wife and I had about 4 hours to enjoy the city, so admittedly we didn't get to spend a lot of time in any single location. Walk up t...  more »
  • Bratislava city is probably not among the destinations most sought after by travellers. However, it is a city that surprises and falls in love with. the historic case is small and runs without too much difficulty even though Slovakia offers you hundreds of other places to see. Here at the Center, you'll find small streets of a peculiar charm. At various points some urban sculptures integrated into the urban geography give it a special touch of art and I would say humor. Needless to talk about if you arrive to Bratislava from Vienna in a boat ride that runs along the Danube in a short and enjoyable trip. From the small Jetty, you have the opportunity to start a nice tour on a mobile phone that pretends to be a train to Bratislava castle. But the old town invites you to a super interesting walking tour. If you came to this area do not waste the opportunity to know this site.
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