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Bratislava: Soviet Era and Post-Communist Tour

Product ID: 103700
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Take a tour off the beaten track and see sites from Bratislava’s Communist past as well as the newer face of the city. Travel in a legendary 1970-1990s Škoda car or an 8-seater Škoda 1203 van. Learn about 20th-century history from a knowledgeable guide.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Slovak, English

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Bratislava on board a classic Communist-era Škoda vehicle
  • Learn all about the history of the area in times of war and peace
  • Discover the curiosities of Socialist Realist, Functionalist and Brutalist architectural styles
Full description
This 2.5-hour tour brings to life the story of Bratislava in the 20th century. You’ll learn about the political changes, the development of society and Soviet-era architecture.

Traveling in a retro Škoda vehicle, you’ll visit the Slavín Soviet monument, abandoned factories, a 1930s bunker line, the former Iron Curtain border zone and see loads of Communist-era buildings.

Ride past the first apartment block in Czechoslovakia as well as the largest socialist housing project in Europe, abandoned industrial symbols of post-industrial transformation and new capitalist developments.

Learn about architectural styles known as Socialist Realism, Functionalism and Brutalism. See villas of former communist leaders. Ride under the controversial UFO-like SNP bridge.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Soft drink
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

In front of the Retro Shopping Mall Dunaj at Namestie SNP 30

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please note that in some cases (winter weather conditions, car repair requirements) a retro car cannot always be guaranteed on the tour

From US$ 74.46 per person

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Product ID: 103700