We took a train from Budapest to Slovakia and it was only a couple of hours, the trip was scenic and we enjoyed lunch on the train which was really fun. Once we arrived in Bratislava we learned quickly that the city is a very walkable, safe and beautiful. Here are some things we did while visiting...
There is so much to see in Slovakia's capital city of Bratislava. The city is wonderful mix of old and new. The rich history, kind people and delicious cuisine make for a memorable visit!
Old Town Main Square
This is the central point in old town Bratislava. Here you'll see landmarks such as Ungerov Dom, Pawera House and Maximillian Fountain. There are also shops, fun sculptures for photo ops and many restaurants to enjoy! It's the perfect spot to people watch with a glass of mulled wine, a decadent dessert and good company.
This is the main castle of Bratislava dating back to the 13th century and is isolated on a rocky hillside overlooking the city. Enjoy exploring the castle and the beautiful grounds surrounding it. This is a fun way to experience the history of Bratislava, take in amazing views and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the nearby restaurants overlooking the city.
There are several beautiful churches to visit in Bratislava. Two of my favorites are:
The Blue Church: Also known as the Church of St. Elizabeth. This church has a unique blue facade and is absolutely stunning!
St. Martin's Cathedral: this is also the cathedral of the Catholic Archdiocese of Bratislava. It's worth spending a few dollars to see the jewels, the interior of the church from the choir area above and the catacombs below. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and we basically had the entire church to ourselves, which was an added bonus.