Bratislava Castle (known as the ‘upside-down bedstead’) is the iconic image of the city and the grounds are a great place for a picnic with a view.
Bratislava has two venues where you can enjoy world-class performances at bargain prices. Here, the historic building of the Slovak National Opera.
The Baroque Grassalkovich Palace, built as the summer residence of the president of the Hungarian Royal Chamber.
Both banks of the Danube have cycle routes and it is also possible – and popular – to cycle to Devín from where there are more scenic country bike routes.
Devín, a village just the west of Bratislava, has an impressive castle, and is worth a trip out of the city.
The view over residential Petržalka from the UFO tower.
Shchipkova Elena, Shutterstock
There are always stalls offering folk souvenirs on Hviezdoslavovo námestie.
The Coronation Celebrations is an annual event to bring visitors and locals closer to the rituals of the coronation of 19 kings and queens in Bratislava.
Each July, Divoká Voda hosts a two-day festival of sports, including rafting, kayaking and surfing.
Arriving in Bratislava’s Old Town, you’ll feel as if you’ve just joined an endless party; the cafés and bistros are packed, and in the warmer months the venues explode onto the pavements.
The powder-pink Neoclassical Primate's Palace was built between 1777 and 1781 by Melchior Hefele for Cardinal József Batthyányi, Archbishop of Esztergom and Primate of Hungary who used it as his winter palace.
Tatiana Volgutova, Shutterstock
The magnificent interior to St Martin's Cathedral – Bratislava's most important church.
The Danube runs right the way through the city, with five wonderful bridges spanning its waters.
With the unusual UFO Tower, Most SNP is certainly the most striking of Bratislava’s five bridges.