November 9, 2015

Top Attractions in Slovakia


Selfie with the Slovak National Theater

First visit: November 2015
Photography by Arthur Jeciel

Last week, Mike and I went to Bratislava for a day tour during our stay in Vienna. We took the Blaguss bus in the morning, and then the evening bus back home. The temperature was about 10 degrees although it was sunny so we were lucky enough to have a fairly nice weather. We were not able to visit the Grassalkovich Palace, The Blue Church and the Synagogue among others but hopefully we could see them next time. Here are some of the attractions we visited during our recent tour and which I could recommend to other travellers.



Bratislava Castle: This is definitely the top attraction here in Bratislava. Entrance fee is 4.30 Euro.

St. Martin's Cathedral: As this is a museum, tourists can visit it for a fee of 2.50 Euro during hours when masses are not celebrated.

St. Michael's Tower: Located close to the Main Square, the tower gives you great views of the city.

Slovak National Theater: With its beautiful architecture, this is not to be missed when in Bratislava.

Trinitarian Church: A Baroque-style church worth visiting on your way to the Bratislava Castle

Old Town Hall: Located in the Main Square, the Old Town Hall is hard to miss.

Roland Fountain: The most famous fountain in Bratislava, located in the Main Square. This is sometimes referred to as Maximilian Fountain.

Bratislava City Museum: Located just behind the Old Town Hall

Bridge of the Slovak National Uprising (Most SNP): This photo was taken from the Bratislava Castle so I suggest going there as well for this great view of the bridge and the Danube River.

Primate's Palace: Presently the seat of the Mayor of Bratislava, this neoclassical palace was built from 1778 to 1781.

Hviezdoslav Sqaure: A very popular square in Bratislava named after Pavol Orsagh Hviezdoslav located between the Slovak National Theater and the New Bridge.

Franciscan Church and Monastery

Bratislava Main Square (Hlavné námestie) featuring the Roland Fountain and the Old Town Hall

Church and Convent of the St. Clare Nuns


Jesuit Church (Holy Saviour Church): Originally a protestant church from the 17th century

Capuchin Church and Monastery

Bratislava City Walls: The construction of these walls started in the 13th century, and at present is inaccessible to the public.

Old Town Bratislava: A stroll in the old town with lots of shops and restaurant is a must when in Bratislava.

Taking the public transportation: I was not able to take one myself though as most of the sights were just walking distance from each other.

The Blaguss Bus: This bus was our means of getting to Bratislava from Vienna and back. The ticket costs 7.50 Euro one way. There are of course, boats between the two cities during the summer season.