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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  • August 20, 2017
    We stopped in Bratislava coming back from Poland, no great expectations. Despite the rainy day old town gave us a chance to go for a stroll. Delicately tinted
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  • August 20, 2017
    We visit all the capitals and major cities of Central Europe apart from Bratislava and now came the turn. This is a beautiful surprise really, is manageable on foot and you can walk all the streets of the city. Every corner shows you and a beautiful picture with preserved buildings in beautiful colors and many sculptures in unlikely places. It is a tourist destination but not what you meet in Budapest, Vienna, Prague and Salzmpoyrgk. There are beautiful shops of all kinds and prices at good level based on what they offer. Negative point for those who have a car that you must park in expensive parking. The most notable attractions are located in the Centre of the old town below the Castle Hill. Deserve at least a day in the city.
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  • August 20, 2017
    Characteristic town with a beautiful castle that overlooks it. You visit on a day without problems.
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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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