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Best Things to Do and See in Bratislava, Slovakia

Prachi Dharap Jul 26, 2019
Formerly Pressburg (until 1919), the capital of Slovakia had been a part of Hungary for more than 1000 years. Situated along the Danube river, Bratislava is filled with history, culture and style.

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The gigantic Slavin War Memorial is built as a cemetery and war memorial to the Soviet troops killed during the World War II.

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The beautiful Romanesque building of the Old Town Hall in the city center, houses the city's oldest museum.

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Hviezdoslav Square is named after a distinguished Slovak poet- Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav. The square also has the Slovak National Theatre adding to its charm.

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Founded in 1920, the historical Slovak National Theatre building is a beautiful example of Neo-Renaissance style architecture.

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One of the city's important landmarks, Maximilian Fountain (aka Roland Fountain) was commissioned by the Hungarian King Maximilian II, in 1572.
Church of St. Elizabeth, or the Blue Church is a delightful blend of Romanesque, Baroque, and Oriental design.

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Book a table at the UFO restaurant at 95 meters above the ground which is situated atop the Most SNP (UFO bridge).

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Primate's Palace is a neoclassical building in the Old Town where Napoleon signed the Peace of Pressburg in 1805.
The 9th century Bratislava Castle, built on the hill above the Old Town, overlooks the capital and the Danube river.

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You can enjoy the view of the confluence of the Danube and Moravaell rivers from the well preserved ruin of the Devín Castle. The castle was originally built as a boundary fortress.
Michael's Gate is the only preserved city gate in Bratislava. There is a plaque praising the Austro-Hungarian Empress Maria Theresa above the entrance.
St. Martin's Cathedral is the oldest and one of the most popular cathedrals in Bratislava; where Queen Maria Theresa was crowned.

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Grassalkovich Palace is the official residence of the President of Slovakia. The entrance has an earth shaped fountain to symbolize peace.