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The capital city of Slovakia, Bratislava is a beautiful city ripe with history. From its preserved old towns to Goth and buildings inspired by art nouveau, to its baroque palaces and centuries-old cathedrals and castles, a trip to Bratislava is like traveling back in time. If you’re looking for a more modern adventure, fear not. Recent years have seen Bratislava embracing modernism with a sudden addition of boutique cafes, bars and nightclubs that draw crowds from the neighboring Vienna.

Bratislava Castle

An agelong symbol of the city, Bratislava Castle, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Slovakia. Situated on a top of the highest hill, with views overlooking the Danube river, the castle is well known for its unparalleled views of the city, and central location. Aside from the breathtaking views, the castle is also home to some collections of the Slovak National Museum – specifically the Museum of History.
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Devin Castle

The Devin Castle, located in western side of Bratislava, is one of the most popular locations for an excursion from the capital’s city center because of its accessibility by bus or by public transportation. The medieval castle, built on a crag, is known for its breathtaking scenery and fantastic views of the Danube and Morava rivers.
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St. Martin’s Cathedral

One of the largest and oldest churches in Bratislava, St. Martin’s Cathedral is the second most popular tourist attraction in the city. Famous for its neo-gothic architecture, the church was built to be a part of the city’s fortress and its walls actually acted as a defense bastion after 1921. The church is also the site of the coronation of Queen Maria Theresa and is only a stone’s throw away from other popular attractions in the city.
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Michael’s Gate

An iconic symbol of the city, Michael’s Gate is one of the last standing gates in the city and actually serves as a main entrance to the Old Town. The gate is located in the historic city center and is an extension of the equally popular Michael’s Tower, which is home to the city’s Museum of Arms and provides excellent views of the city. The entire building serves as one of the best-preserved forts in Bratislava that have withstood the test of time.
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