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Best things to do in Bratislava

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Centre
“One of the most visited shopping centers in Bratislava, full of lounge bars with river views outside. Green promenade one kilometre long enables visitors to access the Danube river foreshoreway which lives until late night and makes Eurovea a real hotspot.”
95local recommendations
Castle
“The most famous point of Bratislava is definitely Bratislava catle. "The Uppside-down table" is standing over Dunaj and is seen from far away. You can enjoy the views, stroll through the Baroque gardens, sip a coffee in one of Bratislava´s most scenic cafés or visit the Museum of History in the castle. Open: 8:00am - 12am (castle area)”
68local recommendations
Park
“little park, green oasis in the city center. buy a scoop of poppy ice cream and enjoy it in the shadow of lime trees”
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Park
“Great for a walk in the park. Right close by aupark shopping center, UFO restaurant”
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Theatre
“The new building of the Slovak National Theatre with 3 venues - drama, ballet, opera. Some of the drama performances are with English subtitles. The old historical building is in the Old Town/city centre.”
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Shopping Centre
“a pleasant shopping center with a good mix of brands and restaurants. Close to park Sad Janka Kráľa.”
17local recommendations
Monument / Landmark
“Take a walk to memorial of WW2 soldiers and one of greatest landmarks of the city. Stunning view to whole Bratislava. Especialy after dark ,)”
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Church
“A place with A HISTORY. Even Maria Theresia was crowned here. Beautiful and calm + still funcional church.”
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Historic Site
“You will know that you are entering the pedestrian area of the old Town when you pass through St. Michael´s Gate. One of the oldest buildings in town. You can climb the tower and check out the small Museum of Weapons and City Fortifications. Place: Michalská ulica 24 Open: 10am/11am - 5pm/6pm”
25local recommendations
Church
“The Church of St. Elizabeth, commonly known as Blue Church, is a Hungarian Secessionist Catholic church located in the eastern part of the Old Town in Bratislava, present day Slovakia. It is consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II, who grew up in the Pressburg Castle”
30local recommendations
Castle
“A must visit - very historical point above border rivers - you see huge part of Austria.”
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Art Gallery
“Excellent expositions - old art, but also perfectly-curated new projects, admission free, art tours for children, Sundays for families, English language tours, film evenings, happenings, excellent bookshop, iconic café Berlinka”
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Doctor's Office
“A close by shopping mall with everything from a supermarket to a chemist, laundry, gym, food court and banks.”
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Music Venue
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“The cultural centre Dunaj˜ is located on the fourth floor of a former warehouse at the SNP Square in Bratislava. The entrance is from the Nedbalová street. Dunaj˜ is serving multicultural menu - including live shows, club nights, literature, visual arts, theater, social events. Part of the venue is the bar, with a terrace with the best view of the Old town. ”
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Bus Stop
“Excellent gallery of modern art raised on an artificial island from the river Danube. Great out door spaces to enjoy and a contemporary gallery with cafe. It is about 1h 20 minutes scenic drive from Komarno along the river Danube. Make sure to stop by the Gabcikovo dam about 55 minutes en route and we recommend restaurant Bodza also en route or on the way back for a hearty local Hungarian or Slovak meal.”
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Neighbourhood
“This memorial is dedicated to the Soviet Army soldiers who lost their lives while liberating the city from the occupying Germans. Slavin lies on a hill just behind the Bratislava Castle. Many people head up here for the beautiful views over the city. It is necessary to walk appx 15 minutes to the top from the nearest bus stop. Open: nonstop”
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