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The 7 must-see sights in Bratislava

There is plenty happening in Bratislava. The Viva Music Festival, Jazz Days, and International Film Festival bring tourism to this pretty Slovakian city throughout the year, but visiting any other time leaves you free to enjoy our seven favorite things to do.

Devín Castle

Ten kilometers from the Old Town, this ruin offers breathtaking views across the Slovakian countryside. Make a day of it with a ride on the local bike trails or a hike nearby.

Bratislava Castle

On a clear day, see as far as Austria with a visit to Bratislava Castle. This is the place to take photographs that will wow your friends, so don't forget your camera.

Church of St. Elisabeth of Hungary

This impressive sight - also known as the Blue Church, is like something from a cartoon fairytale. You can't tour inside, but catch a peek at the blue pews from the entrance.


This memorial to fallen Soviet WWII soldiers is located at the highest point of the city. While contemplating, enjoy brilliant views from the eastern terrace. Take Bus 147.

Primate's Palace

A pretty, pink, neoclassical palace, where you can usually find quiet in the city. Admission is only 3€ so this is a thrifty stop for anyone with a keen interest in architecture.

Grassalkovich Palace

One of the grandest attractions in Bratislava, this is the residence of the President of Slovakia, known as the country's White House. Well worth the short walk from the Old Town.

Slovak National Theatre

With ensembles for ballet, opera and drama this is the cultural epicentre of Bratislava. For a European city, tickets are very reasonable, and can be booked online in advance.

Planning Your Bratislava Visit

What's the nightlife like?

The city might not be huge but it has plenty to offer those looking to drink, dance and enjoy themselves. Much of the entertainment takes place on the streets, such as the corner of Židovská and Beblavého under the Bratislava Castle, where small bars serve local beers and Slovakians enjoy good conversation. Entry to most nightclubs is free, or a couple of euros, and our tip for finding the best ones? Ask a local!

A great place for stag parties?

Cheap drinks, flights, and accommodation have made Bratislava increasingly popular with British bachelor parties. Youth hostels are a very popular option for large groups on a budget, while most local businesses are very accommodating to well-behaved, respectful groups, who can get great value from a trip here. Enjoy this beautiful city responsibly!

When should I visit?

Bratislava enjoys long, warm and dry summers (May to September) with high temperatures of around 27 degrees in June - perfect weather for sightseeing!

How long do I need?

Two to three days is enough to see the main sights of Bratislava - add a couple of days if you plan to enjoy bike tours or hiking nearby.

Good to Know

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  • Best time to visit
    The Slovak holiday season is in July and August, so accommodations will be packed and more expensive. Fortunately, the city is great for a visit year-round, so there are plenty of other options!

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What People Are Saying About Bratislava

Fantastic day amazing scenery great food great value for money

He food was amazing and the trip there was very scenic with lots of great information over the intercom. The only suggestion I woukd have is to offer English translation and to provide some entertainment on the boat trip back . This could be games or quiz to make the time go faster as its a very long trip back to Vienna.
Vienna to Bratislava Full-Day Boat Tour on the Danube Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 09/22/2016

Fantastic wine and a super sweet family, loved it!!

I would recommend this to everyone. It was the greatest activity of the whole week we spend in Slowakia. The family who ownes the wine house consists of the sweetest and nicest people we met that week. It is an amazing place, and I'm so glad I've been there. The wine and the people are amazing!!
Wine Tasting in Modra, Slovakia Reviewed by Vincent, 05/27/2013

Wonderful Value for money 3 day round trip, WAS IMPRESSED

Very ENJOYABLE 3 day mini break with a GOOD Itinerary. LOVELY boat, GREAT FOOD, Everything ran smoothly from start to finish, would def. book again , Very GOOD VALUE all round for price THANKYOU.xx

Enjoyable day tour on the Danube from Vienna to Bratislava and back.

For the most part, the trip was lovely. The views from the boat were beautiful and the visit to Bratislava was great. The supper was very good but the breakfast and lunch that were included were a bit too light. One could purchase from a menu also if desired. Not all announcements were given in English as well as the other language so we found ourselves a bit uninformed at times but we were able to figure everything out.
Vienna to Bratislava Full-Day Boat Tour on the Danube Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 05/16/2016

Great, though too little shadowy space. Airco inadequate.

The trip was great value for money. Minor problems (inadequate airco, insufficient shadowy space on deck) probably due to rather extreme weather conditions.

Based on 72 reviews by GetYourGuide customers