You can see them all for free and can cover most of them on a weekend trip to Bratislava!

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Our trip to Bratislava was one I went on with an open mind and a sense of adventure! I’d never been before, I didn’t do much planning, didn’t know what to expect and I was looking forward to finding out what was on offer. I’d wanted to visit Bratislava for a while now not even sure I can pinpoint why exactly I’d always wanted to go now that I think of it but Bratislava had always stood out to me so when I saw the tickets on offer at a decent price, I jumped at the opportunity. There were four of us visiting this time so I knew that between all of us, we would be certain to tick off all the sights, sounds and indeed tastes on offer in Bratislava!

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This all brings me to this list of the sights to see in Bratislava of course! 🙂 We started off at our hotel and ticked off the sights in a fairly haphazard manner (which I loved as it gave us a chance to see more of the city) and to be frank, asides the castle (which is high up on a hill that you would not want to try walking up and down too many times), it really doesn’t matter what order you see the sights in, as long as you make an effort to see them all!

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23 Sights You Have To See in Bratislava!

Let’s get started shall we:

1.) Bratislava Castle

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2.) Slovak National Theatre

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3.) St. Martin’s Cathedral

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4.) Franciscan Church

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5.) Church of St Elizabeth

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6.) The Old Town

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7.) Roland Fountain

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8.) Michael’s Gate

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9.) Trinitarian Church of Bratislava

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10.) Slovak Philharmonic

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11.) Primate’s Palace

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12.) Capuchin Church and Monastery

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13.) Jesuit Church of Bratislava

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14.) Kapitulska Street

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15.) The Main Square

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16.) Slovak National Gallery and Esterházy Palace

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17.) MOST SNP (or UFO Bridge)

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18.) Apollo Bridge Bratislava

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19.) Holy Trinity Column

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20.) Bratislava City Museum

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21.) Grassalkovich Palace

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22.) Church and Convent of St. Elisabeth

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23.) Čumil

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  • Naomi

    I’m so glad you enjoyed Bratislava. I completely forgot that we had that much snow. Come visit the rest of Slovakia – there is so much more!

    • HandLuggageOnly

      We loved Bratislava, Naomi. Such a beautiful city. Next time we really want to explore the rest of Slovakia. We loved it so much!

      Lloyd 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      …and you are right about the snow, there is a lot of it and it’s very VERY cold. hahaha! 🙂

  • I would also add the Slavin Memorial and the Devin castle to the list of things you really have to see when visiting Bratislava. 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Good call! Devin Castle is a must see too! We so badly wanted to go! Hopefully on our next visit! 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • Ivan Galek

    I agree with all mentioned sights, but I think that Devin castle, Úrad vlády slovenskej republiky and Eurovea (nice modern building and shopping center) are also worth to see! I love Bratislava and try to visit it once a year..

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! Good call about spring and summer! We’re going to have to do that next time! Devin castle, Úrad vlády slovenskej republiky and Eurovea are such great ideas too! Devin Castle always looks so magical doesn’t it!

      Lloyd & Yaya 🙂

  • Lucie Meisner

    It’s nice, you write about Bratislava, and visit all the known sightseeing highlights. In case you would like to visit less official sites, here is my list 🙂 http://www.likealocalguide.com/blog/top-10-best-free-things-to-do-in-bratislava

  • Caitlin

    Great post! I was in Bratislava a few months back and loved it!

    We took a boat trip down the Danube to Deven Castle which was pretty cool too! Worth checking out if you ever go back 🙂

    • HandLuggageOnly

      Ah! So glad you enjoyed Bratislava too! It’s a beautiful city isn’t it!

      We really want to visit Deven Castle, hopefully on our next trip! 🙂

      Thanks so much for the tip, Caitlin.

      Lloyd & Yaya xx

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