A summer break in Bratislava

Surrounded by lush hills and bisected by the Danube, the Slovak capital is an ideal location for a summer getaway.

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

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

UFO Tower

Enjoy a coffee or cocktail and check out the spectacular view from the platform above. The UFO hovers 80m above the Most SNP (Slovenské národné…

Bratislava Castle

The ‘upside-down bedstead’ is the iconic image of the city and the grounds are a great place for a picnic with a view. In A Time…

Blue Church

This little church is quite unique – an Art Nouveau gem covered in light blue icing sugar. The full title is the Church of St Elizabeth…

St Martin’s Cathedral

The spectacular St Martin’s Cathedral has seen many coronations throughout its busy history and retains a quiet dignity. Construction of this triple-naved church lasted from 1311…

Food and drink in Bratislava

Food Slovak cuisine is a mélange of central European influences, taking a bit of everything from its neighbours: goulash from the Magyars, strudels from…

A walking tour of Bratislava’s Old Town

Discover the Slovakian capital on foot with our handy walking tour

The amusing, creepy or just plain weird: a tour of Bratislava’s statues

Bratislava is a city filled with fountains and statues – some poetic, some quirky, some reverential

Bratislava’s Socialist relics

Although Bratislava has changed dramatically in recent years, you can still spy remnants of the socialist regime  

The world’s best lesser-known wine regions

We’ve all heard of Burgundy and Tuscany, but what about Kosovo and Israel? 

An Englishman’s home: Europe’s most impressive castles

From complex histories to spectacular architecture, castles have so much to offer.

9 runs around the world

Some of our favourite alternative marathons from around the world.

On the road in Bratislava

Lucy Mallows, author of our Bratislava city guide, took over our Instagram account to show how she would recommend spending a day in the Slovakian capital. 

My perfect day in Bratislava

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