What you need to know about Bratislava

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and is located on the Danube River. It’s located very near the border with Austria, Hungary and even Czechia. It is a small and charming city with a lot to offer to visitors, including a beautiful Old Town, a variety of museums and galleries, and a thriving cultural scene. Bratislava is also a very walkable city, and it is easy to get around by public transportation.

Bratislava castle from Hurban Square with a tram passing

Here are some of the things you can do in Bratislava:

  • Visit the Bratislava Castle, which offers stunning views of the city and has a beautiful baroque garden.
  • Explore the Old Town, which is home to many historical buildings, including St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Primate’s Palace, Old Town Hall and the Michael’s Gate. You can find more landmarks here.
  • Indulge yourself with a great cup of coffee or matcha latte and tasty cake or snack in one of our idyllic cafés.
  • Visit the Slovak National Gallery, which houses a collection of Slovak art from the Middle Ages to the present day.
  • Take a walk or bike ride along the Danube River.
  • Enjoy a meal at one of Bratislava’s many restaurants, which offer a variety of cuisines, from Slovak to international.
  • Go shopping at one of Bratislava’s many markets or malls.
  • Attend a concert, play, or other cultural event.

Here are some tips for planning your trip to Bratislava:

  • The best time to visit Bratislava is during the spring or fall, when the weather is mild.
  • The city is quite walkable and safe, but there is also a good public transportation system.
  • Bratislava is a relatively affordable city to visit.
  • The currency in Slovakia is the euro.
  • English is spoken in most tourist areas, but it is helpful to learn a few basic Slovak phrases.

I hope this information is helpful! Enjoy your trip!