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The unmissables: the best of what to see and do in Bratislava

Discover what not to miss on a trip to the Slovakian capital.

My perfect day in Bratislava

Our author's whistle-stop tour of favourite sights in the Slovakian capital.
Lucy Mallows worked as a European photojournalist, travel writer and translator, moving to Budapest in 1993 with the intention of writing the 'Great Gloomy Eastern European Novel'. She worked for 12 years in Budapest, first as a reporter in the Hungarian Parliament, then as an editor for local newspapers and magazines, and wrote about Hungary and the entire Central European region for all the leading travel publishers. In 2005, she moved to Brussels where she reported from the EU Commission. She contributed regularly to many international dailies and magazines and wrote guidebooks and articles on countries from Iceland to Portugal. She was an expert on Central European culture and spoke six foreign languages including Hungarian, Czech & Russian. Later, Lucy moved to Brighton, where she worked as a translator and edited the popular travel website ‘Brighton Top Ten’, helping visitors to get the best out of Brighton & Hove. Sadly, Lucy passed away early in 2018. She was the author of the Bradt guides to Bratislava, Transylvania and Slovakia.

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Dracula destinations for you to get your teeth into

From the places mentioned in Bram Stoker’s novel to sites linked to the life of Vlad the Impaler, the real historical figure who served as an inspiration for the fictional count – if you’re seeking serious Dracula tourism these are the best places in Transylvania to visit. 

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Vlad Drăculea – the man behind the myth

Lucy Mallows on the real Dracula.

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My perfect day in Bratislava

Our author’s whistle-stop tour of favourite sights in the Slovakian capital.

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Interview with Lucy Mallows

Lucy Mallows, author of our new guide to Bratislava, talks to us about her love for the Slovakian capital, and gives her tips on what not to miss and where to explore beyond the city.

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Queen Marie of Romania

Lucy Mallows introduces the first ‘people’s princess’.

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Getting around by horse and cart

Lucy Mallows talks of the demise of this traditional mode of transport.

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