The heart of the city's cultural, political, and social life, the narrow streets and squares of Bratislava Old Town feature many historical landmarks, such as a medieval castle and the city's largest cathedral. Walk the promenade along the riverbank and see palaces housing foreign embassies as well as national institutions, including the government building. Nicknamed a "large village" by the locals due to its familiar atmosphere, this area is home to many shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants where you can taste traditional mulled wine or honey liquor. Look out for bizarre bronze statues, such as a man peeping from a manhole. St. Michael's gate and tower offer a nice view from a balcony. Planning Bratislava trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
Bratislava Old Town reviews
The old town was nice and really enjoyable to walk around during winter when there was lesser crowded. Its pretty but not the prettiest town in Europe. A day trip from Vienna will be sufficient. more »
The old town is small, but well kept, clean and tidy with just the right number of tourist shops ie not every other building! Some interesting buildings to see within and nice places to eat. more »
Plan your trip to Bratislava
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Bratislava
Historic Sites in Bratislava
Hidden gems in Bratislava
Museums in Bratislava
Side trips from Bratislava
Nearby attractions in Bratislava
Trips to Bratislava Old Town by other users
18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA Prague · Cesky Krumlov · Salzburg 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Manchester · London · Paris 6 days in Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Vienna · Bratislava · Budapest 59 days in Slovakia, Prague & Berlin BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Bratislava · Terchova · Liptovsky Mikulas 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM LEBANON Amsterdam · Lille · Nice 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM BRAZIL Nuremberg · Prague · Brno