The top 5 attractions to visit in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle
Located up high on top of a hill, the castle is stunning. One of the prettiest ones I've been too. More like a chateau-style building, it dominates the city's skyline. We didn't pay to go in but we had a lovely time wandering around the grounds. Restored in 1957, it overlooks the Danube river. It's such an imposing building that you can see it holding fort from almost all over the city and makes a great landmark to get to know your bearings.

UFO tower
Officially known as the Most SNP bridge but commonly known as the UFO bridge, it links the old town to the new town. Constructed in 1972, there's a restaurant up the top of the observation tower but we just went to the bar for a drink. I've heard it's extremely expensive - very well true judging by the bill for four g+ts... It's about 6 euros to get the lift to the top and you're greeted with beautiful views over the whole city. It's well worth a trip to get a feel of old and new Bratislava.

Old Square
Like many Eastern European cities I've been there, there is a picturesque old square in the middle of the ole town. A little market holds fort in the middle surrounded by pretty colourful old buildings and hustle and bustle. It's a great place to sit outside with a drink and watch the world go by. I noticed that Bratislava has a fantastic cafe culture so definitely take advantage of this.

Blue Church
When I stumbled across this down a side street in the middle of a housing estate, I was literally blown away. The vibrant shades of blue and white looked stunning basking in the sunshine. Unable to go in, we wandered around the outside in awe. It's one of the most beautiful buildings I have seen in real life.

Slavin war memorial and crematory
Make sure you pack comfortable shoes for this hike! Perched high up on top of a enormous hill, this statue is again something that can be seen from all over the city. It was built as a memorial and crematory for the fallen Russian soldiers who liberated the city from the Nazis in WWII. Once you finally make it to the top, you'll be rewarded with incredible views. Take a seat and marvel at the city below you.


  1. Seriously, that blue church. I can't get enough of it! So cute. x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  2. You make me want to visit so bad!

    - Elodie x

  3. it looks so cute! not a place you might think to visit but would fit in well on a inter rail jaunt xx


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