Bratislava Old Town
Bratislava Old Town
4.5
Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Historic neighborhood filled with charming narrow lanes, burgher's houses and nobles' palaces in addition to many of the city's important buildings such as the former Palace of the Hungarian Estates, the late-Gothic building of the Academia Istropolitana and the Leopold de Pauli Palace where Franz Liszt performed as a child.
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&Tilly
Bratislava, Slovakia159 contributions
Couples
I do like the old town of Bratislava, and I enjoy walking through a lot. The ice cream on the way is mostly delish, even though a bit overpriced (where, in any old town, it isn't ;-)). I absolutely recommend visiting, but I would stay circa 2 days, and then move on to bigger cities, since this old town is rather small. But, if you wanted to stay longer, it will probably be for the affordable drinks and pretty girls, which, I guess, works ;-) If not knowing where to eat, McDonalds also offers super cheap small meals (like 1,20 for a Cheeseburger), and you can unlock even more slaes with their app. Great is also a walk in the smaller alleys, and also the winter/christmasy atmosphere works, mainly in front of the St. Martins Cathedral (up the stairs), such historical feeling.
Written September 10, 2020
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chrris1689
Whitstable, UK127 contributions
Couples
We visited in February and found the city relatively empty. There are some beautiful old buildings and the locals are very friendly. It's a pleasant place to mouch around although many places were closed, so not as vibrant as it possibly could be at other times.
Think you could see most things over two days. However, we used the stay to visit Vienna by train and you can also get very easily and cheaply to Budapest and Prague.
Written February 27, 2020
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Jonathan T
Hope, IN339 contributions
Walking through this old section is as good as it gets. Less crowded than many/most European capital cities with street entertainers, unique statues, fountains, shops, and cafes. We absolutely loved the sound and feel of the city.
Written June 18, 2022
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jim
Oklahoma City, OK3 contributions
Couples
Very walkable old town with lots and lots of history. Transportation in and around old town is very convenient with trams, electric buses and traditional bus routes.

The history of this part of Europe is fascinating! Many museums documenting the changes Europe underwent is easily found here.
Written September 17, 2022
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Jay B
Fairhope, AL825 contributions
Old town Bratislava will surprise you, I think. The narrow streets and alleys will remind you of other ancient European towns, but there are things about Bratislava that are unique. First, consider the embassies. On every street and around every corner are foreign embassies, representing many diverse countries. You simply do not usually see that. They offer numerous shops and bookstores with authentic local products that you will find nowhere else. The atmosphere is quite vibrant, with many bars and restaurants to choose from. We found Bratislava to be quite a find. I'm sure you will, too!
Written July 14, 2022
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Jon L
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Be aware when visiting Bratislava, you should take as many Euros as you might need.
Restaurants and accommodation will claim the credit/debit card facility is not working and you need to pay cash. They will take every opportunity to rip you off.
You will be ripped-off by atm's if you select the dynamic rate offered by the atm.
Never select the Dynamic rate of exchange. You will be ripped off.
Always select to pay in local currency.

The people in Bratislava appear to have a generally poor attitude to foreigners.
I would not visit there again if you paid me
Written July 31, 2021
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L H
Chicago, IL1,777 contributions
Beautiful city with a great sense of humor, exhibited by droll bronze statuary & colorful sidewalk cafe dècor. Lots to see strolling around, fun photo ops, nice people who tolerate English-speaking onlies. Recommend the Honeyshop for gifts/souvenirs.
Written June 5, 2022
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Robert Jess
Greater Manchester, UK26 contributions
Solo
A beautiful city full of charm and culture. There is some fantastic sites to visit, notably; Bratislava Castle, Devin Castle (you can see Austria across the river Danube), the UFO tower, and numerous solid statues of various characters across the city. Food is great, coffee shops are fantastic and overall vibe is really great
Written November 12, 2021
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,596 contributions
Family
Bratislava Old Town surprisingly is relatively compact despite its importance during the medieval, renaissance and early modern eras. Pressburg as it was known then was the coronation site for Kings of Hungary.

Mere few hours are needed to stroll through the whole town with the main areas of interest are the St Michael's Gate, Hlavne Namestie or the town square and the buildings surrounding it as well as the St.Michael's Cathedral.

A day trip from Vienna or Budapest would suffice which what we did. OBB even has a special ticket called Bratislover that covers return trip on the train and public transport to the old town and back to the train station.
Written February 1, 2020
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chaletaria
London, United Kingdom522 contributions
All of Bratislava Old Town is within 15 minutes from the Main Square. Michaels Gate (Michalská brána) is an interesting 14th century city gate/ tower, St Matin’s Cathedral is beautiful inside (especially the gargoyle decorated pews, statues and catacombs) - it was the church where the Kings of Hungary were crowned. 13th century Kostol povýšenia Svätého kríža is also worth seeing
Written September 16, 2021
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