You Must See These Spots in Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava, Slovakia. Photo by michael schaffler on Unsplash

Central Europe is a region that is absolutely full of fascinating cities. One of the most underrated cities in this part of the world is Slovakia’s stunning capital city of Bratislava. Located on the banks of the Danube and near the border with Austria, Bratislava is a gem just waiting to be discovered. Here are some places that you should check out when you visit.

Bratislava Castle

The castle that has stood reigning above Bratislava since the 9th century stands reconstructed today. It has lived a fascinating history, being controlled by Great Moravia, the Kingdom of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Slovakia during its history. Now, it can be visited and discovered by visitors to the Slovakian capital.

Old Town Hall

The heart of Bratislava’s old town is its namesake hall, the oldest city hall left standing in the country. Parts of its still-standing buildings date back to the 13th century, and it now serves as a city monument as well as a host to the city’s history museum.

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Michael’s Gate

The oldest still-standing gate in Bratislava is Michael’s Gate, which has been around for over 600 years. Dominated by a 51-meter tall tower, visitors can climb up to explore a panoramic view of this gorgeous city.