Bratislava is a beautiful capital with a picturesque Old Town,
filled with monuments, museums and palaces, making it a joy to
explore and can be conveniently done so on foot. On your sightseeing
tours, you’ll bound to discover some historical gems, such as the
Bratislava castle, Saint Martin's Cathedral and Primatial Palace.
Evenings can be enjoyed in the Bratislava National opera & ballet
theatre or be spent in a luxury break restaurant tasting the fine
Slovakian food & wines.
Continue to read our detailed site seeing
guide, so you know where to explore on a weekends break in Slovakia.
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Start with a minibus tour that shows you Bratislava‘s most
prominent historic sightseeing attractions outside of the Old Town.
The tour starts with a sightseeing visit to Bratislava Castle, where
you can enjoy the splendid panoramic views of the city. Afterwards
cross the Danube to visit one of the modern landmarks of Bratislava
- the New Bridge - to enjoy the most spectacular view of the city
from its observation deck at the height of 85m. Back in the Old Town
set off on foot with our guide to discover the major historic sights
and savour the atmosphere of its narrow cobbled streets, quaint
squares and cosy courtyards.
Meeting Point: Tue - Fri, Sun at 10.00am, Sat at 1.30pm at the
Radisson SAS Carlton Hotel, opposite the Opera House. End of tour at
the same location
Price per person: from £35.00pp
What is included? English-speaking guide, Air-conditioned
minibus transportation, admissions to the New Bridge Observation
Deck and Primate‘s Palace, Free soft drink on board.
Customers are kindly asked to arrive at least 5 minutes before
departure time. Otherwise their seats cannot be guaranteed.
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Discover Bratislava’s best city break
Although Bratislava has undergone constant change and suffered
large-scale destruction, much has been preserved, restored and
expanded. Much evidence of the past still can be experienced today.
Exclusively throughout the year, Vamos Travel can provide private
guided Bratislava city tours, which can range from 3 – 5 hours. If you
would like a private guide at your disposal, to gain a deeper
insight into the capital and to guarantee a fabulous sightseeing
adventure then we suggest you add this to your enquiry form and
contact Vamos Travel today. “Let’s Go!”
On Castle Hill you’ll find the impressive Bratislava Castle,
one of the main Slovakia holiday attractions of this inspiring
capital. The castle was first mentioned in 907 and has undergone
many changes throughout the centuries, as different rulers changed
both the interior and exterior to reflect their own tastes and
cultures. It certainly is an unmistakable construction, completely
original in design and often referred to as the ‘upside down table.’
The castle has been built in gothic style, later to be rebuilt in
Renaissance style and in 1811, while it served as barracks for
soldiers, it burnt down. Now after its reconstruction, the Castle is
open to the public, hosting many exciting exhibitions and inside
you’ll find the Slovak National Museum, History Museum and many
rooms dedicated to ancient Slovakian treasures. Bratislava Castle is
a great way to spend the afternoon and is a must-see on a city break
One of Slovakia’s architectural jewels is the beautiful
Primatial palace, built 1778-1781 for the archbishop Jozef
Bathyany. It was in the amazing hall of mirrors that saw the signing
of the peace Treaty of Pressburg, between Napoleon and Austria.
Within the compounds of this delightful palace Bratislava breaks
explorers can find many intersting rooms, unique tapestries and
The Municipal Museum is located on the Main Square, in the
building that used to be the Old Town Hall. This is a museum with a
variety of exhibitions about the history of the capital. One of the
most fascinating is the medieval torture chamber, where
various torture instruments are displayed to the horror of the
public. It has an interesting collection and we’d recommend a
viewing as part of your weekend excursions in Bratislava.
At the foot of Castle Hill is St. Martin's Cathedral a
three-aisle Gothic church and is Bratislava’s finest and oldest
religious monument. At its tallest point, the church is 85 metres
high and ontop of the tower rest the 300Kg Hungarian royal crown.
This crown is a historical reminder, that during 1563 - 1830, a 11
Hungarian Kings and eight royal wives were crowned here. St.
Martin's is an intriguing and fascinating building with a turbulent
history and can’t be missed as part of your exploration tours.
The last remaining fortified watch tower is St. Michaels,
which acts as the Northern gateway into the Bratislava old town.
Saint Michaels tower is a famous attraction in the old town, make
sure you take some wonderful pictures of it during your citybreak.
On the sixth floor of the tower you will be able to enjoy the
panoramic views over the capital, making it the perfect place to
take some of those memoriable holiday photos. Within the St.
Michaels tower is a museum about the medieval fortification of
Bratislava, a great place for guests to get familiar with the town's
fortification beginnings, reconstructions and their final
destruction in the 18th century. Also, St Michael’s is home to the
exhibition of Weapons of the City Museum, another reason to
visit this famous historical attraction. Just left of St. Michael's
Gate is Bastion Street and is famous, because it’s the narrowest
street in the city. Venture along this street and feel the history
that has walked before you. We promise that your city breaks in
Bratislava will be the most rewarding cultural escape.
The Grassalkovich Palace serves as the residence of the
Slovakian President and the baroque architecture makes it another
wonderful place to see, whilst on a shortbreak visit. The
Grassalkovich Palace was built in the 1760's and is guarded 24 hours
a day by centurions who can be seen marching in front of the castle
everyday by Slovakia tourists. Here at the palace you’ll also find a
beautiful park, which is open to the public. It’s a great place to
relax, even find some shade in the summer and there are even
fountains that children are allowed to play in. If you’re
considering a getaway to somewhere new, go with Vamos Travel. We
love travel. We love Slovakia.
The ‘Old Town’ is a fabulous mosaic of different
architectural styles. From Gothic to renaissance and from Art
Nouveau to Baroque. Bratislava’s old town is simply a dream for
short break stays. The Town Hall is a superb building, which
contains a beautiful courtyard where numerous concerts are held in
summer time. The Rococo Mirbach Palace is opposite the Franciscan
Church and often houses exhibitions from the Municipal Gallery.
The Main square (Hlavne Namestie) and its nearby streets have
many popular Slovakia holiday attractions, from the Roland Fountain
& Maximillian II statue in the centre of the square to the Handsome
Ignatius & Cumil statues. The Cumil statue is simply just a
man figure residing in a pot hole on the corner of Panska Street &
Rybarska Gate. But it is much loved by both locals and tourists
alike, who can never agree whether he is simply resting, cleaning
the sewers or enjoying looking at the beautiful Slovakian ladies as
they walk past. Being a man statue, probably the latter! A
Bratislava city break wouldn’t be complete without a photo of Cumlin.
The other major Bratislava breaks landmark on the main square
is the Stara Radnica or Old Town Hall. This yellow tower
still has a cannonball still lodged in its side, from the attacking
Napoleonic forces in 1809. A bronze statue of a Napoleonic
soldier is found on the square leaning over a bench. This makes
for a great Slovakia snapshot, sitting on the bench with the soldier
statue perched behind in the picture. There are two other popular
bronze statues to be found within the old town. Look out for
Paparazzi and Schone Naci.
The Novy Most or New Bridge that stretches and connects
the two banks of the River Danube, is regarded with mix feelings.
For tourists, the New Bridge offers amazing panoramic views of
Bratislava and is an impressive weekend breaks landmark of the
capital. But for the Slovakian locals it is a vivid reminder of
communist times, as much of Bratislava’s old town had to be
destroyed to construct the bridge. This destruction of the old town
included the loss of the much loved Jewish Synagogue.
Along the waterfront from the Novy Most are the Slovak
National Gallery and Natural History Museum, as well as a
hydrofoil terminal where the boat tours depart for Budapest and the
nearby Vienna. Boat trips are always recommended for a fun excursion
in any capital. Continue heading east and just off Safarikovo
Namestie, at Bezrucova 2, you'll find one of Bratislava's
architectural gems, the sky-blue, Art Nouveau masterpiece St
Elizabeth's Church. Otherwise known as the Little Blue Church,
it was designed by Budapest architect Odon Lechner in dedication of
Bratislava’s most important saint. It’s a lovely Bratislava break
attraction, we suggest you inspect for yourselves and take a few
The SNP (Slovak National Uprising Square) was the main gathering
point for political demonstrations. It was here in 1989 that tens of
thousands of people marched and overcame communism. This period of
history is now remembered as the Velvet Revolution. It’s a
famous square in Slovakia and should be appreciate for its
historical value. Find the SNP and walk where the revolution once
The Redoute Building is the current place of activity of the
Slovak Philharmonic and is one of Bratislava’s major points of
cultural and social life. Redoute became the home of the Slovak
Philharmonic in the early 1950s and has always offered its wide
public a rich concert life and strong performances from artists and
their ensembles from all over the world. The Philharmonic Orchestra
is the most significant in the Slovak Republic and represents the
centre of musical life in the capital. Slovakia breaks offer
classical enthusiasts a chance to discover a world famous orchestra
in luxurious surroundings. Contact the Bratislava holiday experts.
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