Bratislava is the lovely capital of Slovakia and offers great things to do for its visitors. This city is in my opinion quite overlooked by tourists that are traveling through Europe. I went there with no expectations, and I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful the town was.
If you’re wondering what Bratislava has to offer, then this is a great list for you to find out!
Here is the list of the Top 6 Things to Do in Bratislava!
Visit Bratislava Castle
In almost every famous picture of Bratislava, you will see this iconic and beautiful white castle.
The Bratislava Castle was built in the 9th century and is one of the most popular things to do in Bratislava. A visit to the Slovakian capital is not complete without climbing to this beautiful castle since this is one of the most popular things to do in Bratislava.
Visit the St. Elizabeth’s Blue Church
Only 10 minutes from old town you will find this lovely church. The blue church of Bratislava is a great piece of art and offers Blue Art Nouveau architecture and a beautiful interior.
The blue church is a cool piece of art to check out if you’re interested in architecture.
Take a stroll in old town
If you’re looking for the place where everything happens, then the old town is the place you should head at.
Narrow Cobbles streets, historic buildings, and cozy cafés are just a few of those things that you will be greeted with when visiting the old town of Bratislava.
Enjoy the view from the UFO Bridge
The UFO Bridge was built to connect the capital to its suburb Petrzalka. This bridge was built in 1972 and is a symbol of the city.
On top of the famous bridge, you see the famous UFO part of the bridge, which houses an excellent restaurant and an observation deck. From up there you will get a fantastic view of central Bratislava, and most important, the beautiful Bratislava Castle.
To enter the observation deck, one has to pay a fee of around 7 euros.
Visit the Slavin War Memorial
The Slavin War Memorial is an enormous pillar that was built in 1960 in the memory of the 6000 Soviet soldiers that died while pushing the Nazi out of Slovakia. It’s a lovely statue and a great reminder of the horrible past.
This statue is maybe not the most exciting sight in town, but it’s a great place to learn more about the country’s history.
Walk along the Danube River
A nice way to end the day is to take a walk along the Danube River. The Danube River flows along Bratislava and offers a lovely promenade where you can walk or ride your bike.
Along the way, you will stumble upon many excellent restaurants, two shopping malls and also the Slovak National Theatre.
My tip is to start walking over the famous UFO Bridge and then go in either direction to enjoy the view of the capital!