Ten Reasons to Visit Bratislava

Bratislava also knew as the “Little Big City” is Slovakia’s capital and its largest city. Characterised by its unique culture and political importance it is one of the most influential cities in Europe also home to many museums, galleries, cultural centres and educational institutes. Bratislava in total is a city that will change your idea of the perfect city!

Bratislava is ranked as one of the most popular tourist destination of all times, but why is Bratislava a must-go destination? Here are 10 tempting reasons to pack your bags and visit Bratislava!

1. Architecture:

Bratislava’s cityscape consists of monumental buildings dating back to the 18th century! This means by visiting the Old Town of Bratislava you will essentially be engulfed in the aura of ancient Bratislava. The best part about this city is that it has something for everyone as quite recently a lot of new modern style buildings were constructed and they are marvellous!

bratislava Architecture

2. Cuisine:

Although there is not a specific taste of Slovak Cuisine as it has been influenced by various neighbouring countries but there is something really special about Bratislava’s food which is the variety of taste itself. Food dishes such as Kapustnica and Strapacky are trademark dishes which will make you lick your fingers! You just cannot get enough of Slovak food! Many restaurants in Bratislava provide amazing foods with the most famous of them is Bistro Soho and U Kubistu.

3. Bratislava’s Castle:

One of the oldest and most amazing structures in Bratislava is its Castle, The Bratislava Castle. This castle is basically considered as a symbol for the people of Bratislava, a hundred years of history and glory can be seen in the Renaissance styled architecture.

bratislava castle

4. Opera and Theatre:

The cultivation of culture, art and other influences can be seen in the Opera houses of Bratislava as Bratislavians consider opera as an essential component of their city. The Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the most famous opera houses in Europe! The most skilled orchestra and choir conductors along with incredible singers make the entire event a spectacle and are an experience that will make you euphoric!

oprea in bratislava

5. Sports:

The Residents of Bratislava are the craziest when it comes to sports! All kinds of sports are embraced by the city as Bratislava has hosted many global sporting events including the Ice Hockey World Championship in 1992 and 1959. Bratislava is also famous for its football team and they are supported by a lot of fans all over the world.
Some other sports are popular as well including Rugby and Handball.

6. Bratislava’s Museums:

As Bratislava is a city that is built on centuries of history and culture the museums in the city reflect not only the nature of the residents but also how much diverse the community is in terms of how much art is appreciated by the locals. Art categories such as cultural, religious and Science are an important feature of the major museums in Bratislava. The Slovak National Museum and The Bratislava City Museum are a must visit!

Bratislava’s Museums:

7.  Parks and Recreation:

If by any chance you are overwhelmed by the rich history, culture and traditions of Bratislava then why not simply visit some of the most beautiful parks in the city. A major proportion of residents living in Bratislava like to go to parks for recreation and quite frankly the climate of this city is so good that you might end up spending an entire day in parks. Some of the well-known and MUST visit parks in Bratislava are Bratislava’s Zoological Park and the Forest Park.

 8. The Old Town of Bratislava:

Ever wondered what it would be like to walk down the streets of a medieval city? Well, if you did then the Old Town of Bratislava is the perfect place for you. The Old Town is a world heritage site and is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Europe; this fortified town takes us back to the medieval times and provides us with a glimpse of ancient Slovakia! Just take a look below.

bratislava old town

9. Shopping Centers:

Bratislava is a great place for shopaholics! A number of shopping malls are present in the vicinity including Aupark and Polus Shopping Centre. These malls contain a variety of other places to entertain yourself including 4D cinemas and theme parks!

10. Church of St. Elizabeth:

It’s always great to visit religious places especially when a lot of history is associated with it. St Elizabeth’s Cathedral is the most important church of Bratislava as it is located in the Eastern part of the Old Town in Bratislava. Even if you’re not a religious person this church is a must-go place as it exhibits Slovak architecture in its purest form!

11. Nightlife in Bratislava

Are you a Night Owl just like me? Perfect! Nights in Bratislava are simply mesmerising. From Cafes to pubs and nightclubs this city has everything. Imagine spending the evening in an opera house and then having a few beers in a local pub! There are literally countless fun ways to spend the night in Bratislava!

Don’t forget the amazing skyline of the city; it even looks better at night.

All the reasons mentioned above have one thing in common and that is the amount of diversity the Bratislava’s culture represents and the best part is that the people of this city are friendly and the company of them in a café is an experience that anyone would relish.

Ok Ok, so that was 11, now you can see why you should pack your bags and head to Bratislava. No matter your background & Preferences, Bratislava has something for you! So what are you waiting for?

Do you have any great reasons to visit  Bratislava? Please share your reasons in the comments below.


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