Bratislava

by Lucy Mallows

Bratislava

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This new edition of the Bradt guide to Bratislava by expert author Lucy Mallows remains the most authoritative and reliable guide available to the city that combines history with hedonism like no other. Bradt's Bratislava is by far the most comprehensive and entertaining guide on the market - in any language. Maps, walking tours, historical perspectives and hotels, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all covered. In addition, it features detailed information on shopping, sports, gardens and parks that you'll find in no other book. Not only does it include out-of-town ideas, but it goes into greater depth than other guides and is written in an engaging and colourful style that sets out very deliberately to entertain as well as inform.
This third edition is thoroughly updated to include the vast number of new boutique hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés. It also offers a useful transport map and guidance on city transport and an updated event calendar. Straying out of the city itself, it also covers Kosice, 2013 European City of Culture.

About the author

Lucy Mallows is a freelance photojournalist, editor and translator. She writes regularly for national newspapers and magazines and translates professionally from Hungarian to English. She first visited Bratislava - in the then Czechoslovakia - in 1982, when studying Russian and Czech at Leeds University. Lucy speaks six foreign languages, including Slovak, and returns frequently to Slovakia, when not cleaning beaches and campaigning for marine conservation from her home in Newhaven.

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Contents

Introduction
How to use this book
Chapter 1 Contexts
Geography, Climate, Natural history, History, Politics, Economy, People, Religion, Culture and festivals, Business, Cultural etiquette, Giving something back
Chapter 2 Planning
A practical overview, When to visit (and why), Highlights and suggested itineraries, Tour operators, Red tape, Getting there and away, Health, Safety, What to take, Money and budgeting
Chapter 3 Practicalities
Tourist information, Local tour operators, Embassies and consulates, Money, Media and communications, Religious services, Public toilets
Chapter 4 Local Transport
Public transport, Taxis, Car hire, Danube river cruises
Chapter 5 Accommodation
Hotels, Pensions, Hostels, Camping
Chapter 6 Eating and Drinking
Food, Drink, Restaurants, Cafés and tearooms, Bars, Pubs and clubs
Chapter 7 Entertainment, Nightlife, Sport and Shopping 125
Theatre, Music, Nightclubs and discos, Casinos, Gay Bratislava, Cinema, Sports, Shopping
Chapter 8 Walking Tours
Walk 1 - Old Town, Walk 2 - Castle and beyond
Chapter 9 Museums and Sightseeing
Major sights, Castles and palaces, Museums, Galleries, Churches and religious buildings, Gardens and parks, Squares, Bridges, Also worth a visit
Chapter 10 Beyond the City
Devín, Cervený Kamen, Ancient Gerulata - Rusovce, Small Carpathian Wine Route, Senec , Piestany Spa, Kosice
Appendix 1 Language
Pronunciation, Words and phrase
Appendix 2 Further Information
Books, Websites
Index