You can do some great shopping in Bratislava. Fashion is on the rise here and now there are many shops for great clothing styles. Glasswork and art is also a specialty of the region. Wine production is quite important in Slovakia so be sure to check out the wine shops or even head to the source at a winery.

 

Markets 

One of the best ways to shop in Bratislava is in the city's markets. These are a true tradition for the locals and a great place to experience the lifestyle while picking out the local goods. Not only is there food here but crafts, beer and clothing too. Farmers come from rural area bringing the freshest produce you could ask for. There are several markets in Bratislava:

  • Central Market (Miletičova) is the largest and best on Saturdays - tram 8, 9 to stop Saleziáni 
  • Tržnica Trnavské Mýto (Trnavské Mýto 112) (indoor market) - tram 2, 4, 8, 9 to stop Trnavské Mýto
  • Fresh Market (Tomášikova 46) - bus 61 to stop Trnavská
For detailed information, check also this page: http://www.bratislavaguide.com/bratis... 

 

Shopping malls 

Bratislava has many unique boutiques you can check out when perusing the streets.  But if you're after at traditional shopping mall you can head to

  •  Aupark, located across the center on the other bank of Danube (access via New Bridge - Most SNP) - bus 50, 91, 93, stop Aupark
  •  Eurovea near Old Town (close to Safarikovo nam. and old bridge),  - bus X13 stop Nové SND, or short walk from Safarikovo nam.
  • Avion Shopping Park, the largest shopping mall, which has many options including IKEA, located near Bratislava airport. - bus 61, 63 - stop Avion
  • Polus City Center on Vajnorská street - tram 2, 4 - stop Polus
  • Central at Trnavske Myto - tram 2, 4, 8, 9 - stop Trnavské Mýto

Shopping malls are usually open 10am - 9pm, also on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Note that Aupark is NOT in the Old Town - it's the other side of the Danube, across the New Bridge (also known as SNP Bridge). Polus is nice and shiny but totally dominated by shoe shops and banks.  Aupark has a far greater variety of shops, but the clothing prices are the same as in England - no bargains here! There is a C&A (no longer in UK) and a newly opened Peacocks which seems to be promoted as a high fashion chain. The food court style eateries are available in all centers with very mixed quality, however you can find several very good restaurants in Eurovea on the embankment of the Danube.

 

Shops in the city center 

The main shopping street in Bratislava's historic Old Town is rather sparse and many shops were converted into souvenir shops as the main shopping activity moved to shopping malls mentioned above. There are several department stores of which the biggest is Tesco MY in the city centre (Kamenne nánestie Square - where nám. SNP meets Šancová Str.). 

 

Groceries with extended opening hours

In the center you can also conveniently find smaller groceries with extended opening hours, open also on Saturdays and Sundays: 

  • Billa, Mostová 2 (left side of hotel Carlton building) open Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 8am-10pm
  • Billa, Hodžovo nám. 1 (Tatracentrum building) open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm
  • Billa, Nám. SNP 7 open Mon-Sat 7am-10pm, Sun 8am-9pm
  • Billa, Mickiewiczova 1 (lower end of Obchodná St.) open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 8am-8pm
  • Lidl, Dunajská 2 open Mon-Sat 7am-9pm, Sun 9am-9pm
  • Tesco, Kamenné nám. 1 (inside MY department store) open Mon-Fri 7am-9pm, Sat 7am-8pm, Sun 8am-8pm
  • Billa, Eurovea shopping center - open daily 7am-10pm