Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia with surface of 367.9 sq km and about 500 000 inhabitants. The city lies on both banks of river Danube, the second longest river in Europe, and on the mountain range of Malé Karpaty. Bratislava is neighbouring two countries (Austria and Hungary). This unique location makes Bratislava an important transport and economical hub of central Europe. All important state institutions, including parliament and government are seated here.

City of Bratislava is made of 17 districts. Istropolitana Project takes place in the heart of the Old Town. The centre is relatively small, but beautiful and welcomes you with its magnificent atmosphere of picturesque streets, cozy cafes, pubs, restaurants and historical squares. If you decide to take a stroll down the city centre don’t forget to visit Bratislava’s most famous landmarks:

Bratislava castle
It is Bratislava’s number one landmark. Recently refurbisched monument provides you with unique views of both Old and New Towns, socialist-era high rise towers of Petržalka and even Austria. You can also relax in a quiet areas of the castle hill.

St. Martin’s Cathedral
under the castle’s wings of castle is situated another of Bratislava’s spectales, St. Martins Cathedral. This gothic cathedral reminds Bratislava of its glorious period, when the Hungarian kings and queens were coronated here. You can see the magnificent coronation procession during the Coronation Days which take place during the festival.

The Primate’s palace
It is a neoclassical palace in the Old Town of Bratislava built It was from 1778 to 1781 for Archbishop József Batthyány. In 1805, the Palace’s Hall of Mirrors saw the signing of the fourth Peace of Pressburg, ending the War of the Third Coalition. Today, it serves as the seat of Mayor of Bratislava.

The Old Town Hall
It is one of the oldest stone buildings still standing in Bratislava.It houses the oldest museum in Bratislava, the Bratislava City Museum, founded in 1868, featuring an exhibition of the city history and an exhibition of torture devices.

The Presidential palace’s garden
The garden is open to the public during the opening hours and is a great place for summer activities, walks and relax. Many outdoor events take place here.

Michael’s gate
It is the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications and ranks among the oldest town buildings. The tower houses the Exhibition of Weapons of Bratislava City Museum.

Slavín monument
It is a memorial monument and burial ground of thousands of Soviet Army soldiers who fell during World War II.

UFO
Bratislava´s landmark and luxury restaurant in one. It is placed 95 metres above the river Danube and the building is in shape of UFO.

Galleries
Slovak national Gallery
Danubiana gallery (cca 20 km near Bratislava)
Mirbach palace

Landmarks near Bratislava
Hrad Devín

Our tip: Too lazy to walk? You can use the bratislava’s sightseeing bus here.

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Transportation in Bratislava
Public transport in Bratislava is provided by network of buses, trolleybuses and streetcars, which run in frequent intervals and you can easily get anywhere you want in Bratislava. All passengers must have a valid ticket upon entering the vehicle. Do not forget to stamp it in one of the ticket machines by the door.
You can buy your tickets in yellow ticket machines (coins only) or in most news-stands. You can also buy tourist ticket for several days.

Pocket dictionary ( English – Slovak)

Hello Ahoj (a-hoy)
How are you? Ako sa máš? (a-ko sa maa-sh)
What is your name? Ako sa voláš? (a-ako sa vo-laa-sh)
My name is… Ja sa volám… (ya sa vo-laam)
Thank you Ďakujem (dya-ku-yem)
I would like to order… (in restaurant) Rád by som si objednal… (raad – bi – som – si – ob-yed-nal)
Excuse me, how can i get to… Prepáčte, ako sa dostanem na… (pre-paach-te, a-ko sa dos-ta-nem na…)
Please Prosím (pro-seem)
Could you help me, please? Mohli by ste mi prosím pomôcť (mo-hli bi ste mi pro-seem po-mo-tst)
I don´t speak slovak. Nehovorím po slovensky (ne-ho-vo-reem po slo-ven-ski)
Cheers! Na zdravie! (na zdra-vye)
How much is it? Koľko to stojí? (kol-ko to sto-yee)
Theatre Divadlo (di-vad-lo)

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