Bratislava, a hidden destination that you cannot miss

Lately, it is more common to find routes and circuits through Slovakia to visit its main tourist spots such as the city of Bratislava . However, it is still a destination that does not attract many people because it is somewhat unknown . And it is common for it to be included in the Prague, Vienna and Budapest visit package, although it is well worth spending time in this country and, above all, in its capital, which has great beauty . And what can you see in Bratislava? The truth is that there are many points of interest.

A hidden beauty

Bratislava is a capital of great beauty. For many it is an unknown jewel on the banks of the Danube River , since they tend to visit other more famous European capitals near this city before or simply to spend a day in it within the tourist circuits , although it takes at least three days.

Bratislava belongs to Slovakia, a country that is part of the European Union , which makes it easier for Spaniards and other Europeans to visit. Defining this city is not easy because, although it maintains its beauty of yesteryear , it has been greatly modernized and infrastructures improved to attract more tourists.


Among what can be seen in Bratislava, are its monuments . Do not miss a good walk through its urban area and the old town , which is one of its main attractions.

In addition to this generalized route, the Puerta de San Miguel , which is the access to that old town, is well worth a visit, apart from being the only preserved entrance of the old medieval fortification , specifically, from the 14th century. It is advisable to visit its tower in which there is a museum but, above all, for the views that can be seen from it and the banks of the Danube.

Next to it, you should not miss the entrance arch to the old city, which is a very endearing environment, since there are usually many street musicians. In this area, there is also what is considered the kilometer zero of Slovakia, which is marked with an engraving on the ground. It is very curious to see how the kilometers of distance between the main capitals of the world are indicated.

And, if you visit at night, you will see that there is a green laser that starts from the tower and marks the main route inside the walled city of the capital. It is also worth seeing.

The tour of Bratislava also has to take us to one of its main axes. It is known as Vertúska Michalska , which begins once you have crossed the Puerta de San Miguel and from which you access streets with tourist businesses , but which also allow you to see what its old town was like before.

You cannot leave Bratislava without seeing other monuments such as St. Martin’s Cathedral , which is in the Gothic style. Of it, the roof stands out, which is greenish in color and is decorated with golden motifs in homage to the ancient coronations.

The tourist visit also takes us to the old town hall , although in reality it is a set of buildings of different styles in which the colored ceramic pieces can be observed.

Famous are the life- size bronze statues of Bratislava that stand in the center of the city, as well as the galleries and passageways that cut through old buildings, connect streets or give access to secluded corners that have great charm.

The 10th century castle is another must-see in Bratislava, drawing attention for its white color with red roofs, as well as the UFO Bridge or Bridge of the Slovak National Insurrection, which is over the Danube river and is significant for its engineering by using a pylon to hold the tension cables that support the steel platform.

The 18th-century Grassalkovich Palace is another must-see, as are the banks of the Danube River, where you can take a river walk to see all the bridges.