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Bratislava Castle

Castle, Museum & Gallery

The monumental building of the Bratislava Castle is visible from a great distance. Certainly, every visitor of Bratislava notices the pronounced silhouette. The majestic impression is enhanced by the hill it stands on, some eighty-five metres above the water level of the Danube river.

It was an important fortified settlement at the end of the 9th century. The first written reference to Bratislava from 907 is related to this period; it mentions a battle between the Bavarians and early Magyars under the Brezalauspurc Castle. The last stage of big building alterations of the Bratislava Castle was accomplished by Maria Theresa. She had all fortifying elements of the Pallfys castle removed and simultaneously improved or extended its residential functions complying with the criteria of what was then considered the utmost luxury. The most interesting building though was that of what was later on called Theresianum which was added to the eastern front side of the palace in 1768.

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Tuesday – Sunday10:0018:00
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Places Around

Rybársky Cech

Rybársky Cech

Reštaurácia Rybársky cech je zameraná primárne na ryby, či už sladkovodné alebo morské.

Modrá Hviezda Restaurant

Modrá Hviezda Restaurant

Enjoy excellent Slovak dishes with good beer or home-made wine in our restaurant located in the building from the 18th century.

The Wine Bar under the Castle

The Wine Bar under the Castle

The Wine Bar under the Castle is a place where every day you can enjoy the greatest fruits of labor from leading Slovak and foreign wine producers. Currently we offer almost seven hundred kinds of Slovak and foreign wines, out of which you will certainly choose one. Whether you want to sit comfortably and carry discussions with colleagues and friends after work with your favorite bottle of wine or desire to experience new and exotic flavors from hitherto unexplored parts of the world, the Wine Bar under the Castle is the right place for you.

San Marten Bar & Restaurant

San Marten Bar & Restaurant

SAN MARTEN BAR & RESTAURANT is located in one of Bratislava´s historical buildings in the city center, next to Saint Martin´s Cathedral.

Iasai food bar

Iasai food bar

Iasai je radosť z každej strany. Ochutnajte veľké polievky a malé jedlá inšpirované Áziou.

Vínimka

Vínimka

Great desing, high quality wine and the very central location.

Rio Grande Restaurant, Night Bar & Café

Rio Grande Restaurant, Night Bar & Café

Enter a world full of passion, flavors and exciting entertainment. The RIO GRANDE RESTAURANT, NIGHT BAR and CAFÉ all offer a special experience. Just go off Hviezdoslavova Námestie to Panská ulica.

Malt House

Malt House

Good things in life are worth it. And for a person to enjoy them, they should do them to the fullest. That is why we have opened a Bratislava bastion of beer on Ventúrska 5: Malt House. It is a place where we care about quality. Sit at a heavy, honest oak table, order a beer and something good from the traditional cuisine and enjoy. Our selection of draft beer is the widest that can be found in Bratislava. From the traditional Slovak beer Zlatý Bažant, the Czech Budvar and Krušovice, the Irish Guinness, the Dutch Heineken, the German Paulaner to Belgian specialties such as La Chouffe and McChouffe, which you can’t get anywhere else. Welcome to the Malt House.

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel - Restaurant - Bowling offers free Wi-Fi access in Nové Mesto, a 5-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and the city centre. It has a 16-lane bowling alley. Free parking is also possible on site.

Bar JAMA

Bar JAMA

Bar pri pivovare JAMA Craft Brewery špecializovaný na predaj piva z tohto pivovaru.

Brainteaselava Escape Room

Brainteaselava Escape Room offers adventure activities for turists where you can learn something about Bratislava and its history in really unconvential and funny way.

Výletné plavby po Dunaji

Get us a memorable experience . You do not own a boat , you can rent it with us, or try Safari on personal watercraft.

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel ***

BNC Hotel - Restaurant - Bowling offers free Wi-Fi access in Nové Mesto, a 5-minute drive from Bratislava Airport and the city centre. It has a 16-lane bowling alley. Free parking is also possible on site.

Golf and Country Club Bratislava - Bernolákovo

Golf and Country Club Bratislava - Bernolákovo

The technical parameters are adapted to the historical area with a baroque manor house and majestic old trees. The golf course is suitable for demanding players as well as for beginners. One of its advantages is that it is situated less than 6 km from the capital city of Bratislava. The club has been active in this domain since 1995.

Black River Golf Resort

Black & White Golf Resort Bratislava je unikátnym golfovým rezortom. Nielenže bolo v tomto rezorte vybudované prvé 9-jamkové ihrisko na Slovensku (ihrisko Park), ale taktiež je to najväčším golfovým rezortom s 55-timi grínmi a mnohými oceneniami. Rezort je známy tým, že ponúka 4 ihriská rôznych obťiažností, počnúc najľahším ihrisko Park a končiac športovo najnáročnejším ihrisko v Európe, ihriskom Black River.

Areál Divoká voda

Whitewater is a sport complex that offers a wide range of activities for professional athletes as well as for amateurs.

X-bionic sphere

X-bionic sphere

x-bionic® sphere Enter a world where records are broken, obstacles are overcome and the best of the best meet. The x-bionic® sphere represents a whole universe of sports, leisure and innovation, brought to you in partnership with the global premium sport brand X-BIONIC®. Unparalleled in the world, this unique, multifunctional complex is a haven for discerning visitors, professional athletes and teams, sports enthusiasts, families, business leaders as well as health and wellness seekers. The x-bionic® sphere is located in the middle of Europe, in the vicinity of two major capitals and their international airports: Vienna, Austria and Bratislava, Slovakia. It is easily accessible from every European country within less than 3 hours. (source: http://www.xbionicsphere.com/en/home)

Pezinská Baba

Pezinská Baba

Lyžiarske stredisko Pezinská Baba je najvýznamnejšie stredisko zimných športov v Malých Karpatoch v nadmorskej výške 527 m.n.m.

Aquapark Senec

Aquapark Senec

Nechajte sa zlákať nekonečnou ponukou tých najbláznivejších mokrých zážitkov počas celého roka!

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Events Around

Slovak food festival

24. May27. May
Slovak food festival

If you like eating in unusual places, jot this date down in your diary. The Slovak food festival can be considered as the biggest picnic in town and this year it will be taking place for the 9th time! This gastronomic weekend is full of wonderful food, drinks, live shows, competitions and discussions and takes places on the grounds of Bratislava Castle which offers a grandiose view of the city.

Viva musica

1. Jun30. Aug

Viva Musica! Festival offers exclusive musical projects performed by top-level artists from Slovakia and abroad each year. There are also concerts full of casual entertainment, no tie dress code and so-called “noble” boredom of which people are usually scared of at the thought of classical music. Since its opening year, it has offered people the best of classical music in a form attractive to everybody: untraditional venues, untraditional contexts, and with free admission to some concerts. This concept has been hugely successful: Viva Musica! Festival is currently the largest international summer music festival in Bratislava. The exact date of the action will be specified later.

The biggest city festival called Cultural summer and the Castle festival turns Bratislava into a stage full of multi-genre programmes every year. This event lasts the whole summer season and it will surely liven up your stay in Bratislava. New projects will be prepared from the beginning of June, but regular festival highlights such as Knights at Devín Castle, MusicSquare at Hlavné námestie, Festival EUROVEA, The International Guitar Festival, The Organ Festival at the Cathedral, Cultural Summer with Minorities and many more will also take place. If you’re a music fan, you’ll appreciate time-tested cycles like Music on the Danube or WorldMusic at St. Martin’s Cathedral. For film, literature and sport lovers the Travelogue movies, the Summer open-air reading area at the Red crayfish, International Bratislava or bratislava-inline will be prepared. In summer, Bratislava will simply amaze you. The date of the action will be specified later.

We shall commemorate the glourious past of Bratislava this year with a series of events, lasting from 23 to 30 June 2018. Together with Austria and Hungary, Bratislava will take part in celebrating the 301th anniversary of the birth of Maria Theresa, one of the most famous people in the history, who was crowned in Bratislava in 1741.

Hip Hop Žije Festival 2018 - Bratislava

Šiesty ročník najväčšej hip hopovej udalosti na Slovensku, festival Hip Hop Žije, sa bude konať v Bratislave od piatku 29. júna do nedele 1. júla. Dojdite si aj vy vychutnať jedinečnú atmosféru tohto festivalu a užiť si koncerty celej Česko-Slovenskej rapovej špičky a určite nebude chýbať ani zahraničný headliner.

The Summer Shakespeare Festival is the oldest and biggest open-air festival in Europe presenting works by William Shakespeare.

Dni majstrov úľov

1. Sep15. Sep

On the first weekend in September, the streets of Bratislava’s Old Town will host the biggest city festival Craftsmen Days ÚĽUV (Centre for Folk Art Production) for the 27th time. Traditional crafts and homemade products, which are the main attraction of the festival, will be presented by the craftsmen through direct demonstrations and you’ll be taken back to the rich history of Slovak crafts. Craftsmen Days ÚĽUV are very popular among the youngest as well, so if you’re planning to visit Bratislava with your children, it’s definitely worth combining your trip with this event. The exact date of the action will be specified later.

If you’re a fan of classical music, we highly recommend visiting Bratislava during this period. The 54th Bratislava Music Festival is the most important and most prestigious international festival in Slovakia with a long tradition (1964). The Bratislava Music Festival is an annual presentation of the artistic prowess of renowned international orchestras, conductors and soloists as well as Slovak artists in dramaturgically interesting programmes. The exact date of the action will be specified later.

Christmas markets

24. Nov30. Dec

Bratislava is truly magical in the time before Christmas. If you are considering visiting the city before Christmas, you’ll be thrilled. The Christmas market in Bratislava has a long tradition and creates its own small city within a city. Each year, the markets can be found on Hlavné námestie, Hviezdoslavovo námestie, Františkánske námestie, Primaciálne námestie, Courtyard of the Old Town Hall and Námestie Milana R. Štefánika. The cute red and white stands attract visitors to get a taste of traditional Slovak delicacies and mulled wine from local winemakers. The Christmas atmosphere is perfectly complemented by traditional music programmes and ice rinks in the city centre.