Bratislava. There is something in the name that made me fall in love with it. While touring it, I saw many things that have made my vacation memorable. If you are planning to visit the capital of Slovakia, here are the top things to do in Bratislava to help you to enjoy the true beauty of the city.
Things to do in Bratislava
There are a lot of things to do in this beautiful city. If you are visiting it in summer you would be enjoying spring fairs, river cruises, and summer festivals. In winter, the city offers exciting skiing and ice skating opportunities, and fabulous Christmas markets. Apart from these, the city boasts of some of the finest architecture of Europe and great cuisine that you would always want to have more.
Bratislava Castle – You cannot miss this in Bratislava.
Apart from its architectural beauty, the castle is also important due to its strategic location. For thousands of years, it has played a pivotal role in the politics and history of the region. Today, it houses the National Museum and a Treasure Chamber that contains valuable archeological evidence of the region.
Church of St. Elizabeth – The blue church is another must see of this city.
With a richly decorated interior, the church showcases Art Nouveau style of architecture along with oriental and Romanesque features.
The old town – If you love old cities, you would love Bratislava.
The city has iconic cobbled streets, clock tower, pastel buildings and everything that make picture postcards perfect. You can spend hours roaming the streets, checking out the shops and tasting local food if you feel hungry.
Bratislava Opera House – if you love opera, you are at the right place.
Little known to the tourists, there are two opera houses in the city. The opera buildings are work of fine architecture and you would not want to miss a visit to these enchanting places.
Devin Castle – there are some tourists who look for unusual locations.
If you are one of them, a trip to Devin Castle will be the highlight of your Slovakia tour. The ruins of the castle are worth exploring along with its maiden tower. The view of the Danube and Morava rivers are an added attraction.
There are other things in Bratislava that you would always remember lovingly and the statue of Cumil is one of these. The naughty man, peeping from a sewer has been amusing the city dwellers and tourists for years.
Your memoirs of Bratislava would be incomplete without talking about its cuisine. The local cafes offer excellent local food. There are some popular restaurants that attract tourists in great numbers. Do check them if you are in Bratislava.
So, here are the top things to do in Bratislava. I hope you would also love this city as I do and plan to come back again.