Your experience of Bratislava depends on what you focus in the city.
You may devote yourself to the communist heritage of the city, go back a few centuries to the times of the knight’s round tables and old castles or capture the essence of modern Bratislava.
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Bratislava changes before your eyes. You may spend a weekend strolling around its institutional housing blocks and spacious boulevards, but the next day Bratislava will be totally different. Its tiny pedestrian streets, old coffee houses and medieval castles share space with modern skyscrapers.
You should experience both modern Bratislava and how it used to be on your sightseeing tour. Attractions include;
St Martin's Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the oldest church in Bratislava
St Clare's Church, a gothic church in the historical heart of the city
Roland Fountain, the first fountain in Bratislava built by stonecutter Andreas Luttringer
Grassalkovich Palace, a baroque summer palace serving as a seat of the President of Slovakia
The Church of St Elisabeth, a beautiful Jugendstil church from 1913
Bratislava is not only a draw for culture buffs, but its attractions have as much to do with the glory of its world-famous former residents. For example, Andy Warhol, pop artist is from the region, while the inventor of the first parachute Stefan Banic is native to Bratislava.
Today Bratislava is home to 431,000 people, employed in high-tech industries and the automobile business. Despite being the second smallest by population and area, Bratislava is regarded as the wealthiest hub in Slovakia. This makes Bratislava nothing like the rest of the country as its Gross Domestic product is three times higher than the rest of Slovakia.
But Bratislava is much more than an industrial hub, but a city with long history. It thrived mainly on its strategic position that led to Bratislava becoming a wine trade city under Roman rule. When the Hungarians captured the area, Bratislava continued to sustain itself through trade until Sigismund of Luxembourg lifted it to the prominence of a big commercial hub. The 19th century brought changes to the city with new navigation systems on the Danube River and huge economic growth. The abolishment of slavery supported the development of the economy in the city. Between the world wars the city kept blossoming and also became a draw for scientists and scholars until Hitler’s troops captured the city. But after the American bombing, Bratislava joined the Soviet forces in 1945.
History, architecture and people blend together to make Bratislava like nothing else in Slovakia. You can understand this charming city for yourself only on your trip there with Booked.net.