Walk Through The Main Landmarks Of

Bratislava

The capital of Slovakia, country with the highest number of castles and chateaux per capita in the world, invites visitors to go through its historical centre or to visit one of the most photographed castles in the country. We’ll explore all the main landmarks in just a few evening hours.

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July 8, 2021

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Willflies, Willflies. Bratislava Castle is the main landmark in the city. Almost 20 monarchs were crowned there during its rich history and nowadays it houses collections of Slovak National Museum. It’s gardens offer nice views as well as some refreshments. The hard working man poking out of a manhole is the most photographed sculpture in the city. He’s been watching the junction of Panská, Laurinská, and Rybárská streets since 1997. It is said that touching the head of Čumil brings luck. A mixture of architectural styles can be seen in the main squares of the city. From the townhall that was first built in Gothic style up to Classicist Primate’s palace in Primacialne square. Many buskers perform in the streets creating nice atmosphere. Bratislava Photo Guide, Bratislava Photo Guide, Bratislava Photo Guide, Bratislava Photo Guide

Bratislava Castle seen from the SNP Bridge
Climbing towards the Bratislava Castle, the mansion on the left is Dom U dobrého pastiera
St. Martin's Cathedral
Bratislava Castle and its adjacent gardens

Crown Of Slovakia

Bratislavský hrad

Bratislava Castle is the main landmark in the city. Almost 20 monarchs were crowned there during its rich history and nowadays it houses collections of Slovak National Museum. It’s gardens offer nice views as well as some refreshments.

There is a park behind the walls of Bratislava Castle
SNP Bridge over the Danube river seen from Bratislava Castle
Statue of Svatopluk I stands in front of the castle
The adjacent gardens offer multiple restaurants

Man At Work

Čumil

The hard working man poking out of a manhole is the most photographed sculpture in the city. He’s been watching the junction of Panská, Laurinská, and Rybárská streets since 1997. It is said that touching the head of Čumil brings luck.

Čumil poking out of a manhole
A "Man At Work" sign was added after a few drivers damaged the statue
St. Michael's gate at the end of Michalská street lined with restaurants
There is a zero kilometer below the St. Michael's gate showing directions to big cities
Townhall located in Hlavne square

In The Heart

Old Town

A mixture of architectural styles can be seen in the main squares of the city. From the townhall that was first built in Gothic style up to Classicist Primate’s palace in Primacialne square. Many buskers perform in the streets creating nice atmosphere.

Ventúrska street with St. Michael's gate in the background
Primaciálne square
Memorial to T. G. Masaryk and M. R. Štefánik, the founders of Czechoslovakia
Slovak National Theatre
Hviezdoslav's square in Bratislava
Many buskers perform in the streets of the Old Town creating nice atmosphere

Unforgotten Gate

Laurinská brána

The Laurinc gate was built in the 13th century and served as one of the four tower gates that were part of the city’s fortification. Nowadays, there is a portcullis hanging over Laurinská street that symbolises the former medieval gate.

Symbol of the Laurinc gate
The portcullis over Laurinská street symbolises the former Laurinc gate
Hviezdoslav's square
The St. Elizabeth's CHurch built in Art Nouveau style is a unique site in Bratislava
SNP Bridge

UFO Tower

Most SNP

Also called UFO, the bridge of the Slovak National Uprising rises up to 95 metres above the Danube river and offers great views of the city and state borders on the south. The restaurant on top is quite pricey compared to others but its setting is worth a short stop.

The viewing platform of the SNP Bridge is located 95 metres above the Danube river
Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the President of the Slovak Republic
Fountain World is located in front of the Grassalkovich Palace
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By William

Hey there! I am a 20-year-old student from the Czech Republic, who loves to travel and take photos. I run this website as a hobby, to share my trips with others, give you some tips on where to go, and overall encourage you to travel more.

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2 Comments

  1. Karolina

    Konečně po delší době nový příspěvek, zajímavé čtení a nafotil jsi fakt pěkné fotky!

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    • William

      Díky:)

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