Bratislava and Surroundings - Tourist Guide
A full-color guide for tourists visiting Bratislava and its surroundings. It informs on history and presence of the town and shows its monuments of art, architecture and history as well as the beauties of its natural sights worth seeing. It offers maps, itineraries and color photos illustrating the text rich of information. Writen by Jan Lacika. 128 pages. Published in 2004 in English, German and Slovak language versions.
Introduction of Bratislava and Surroundings tourist guide
Speaking about Bratislava as a beauty on the Danube is surely not exaggerated. The capital of Slovakia has many things to offer to visitors. It has an incredible location at a large river on the border of wooded hills and broad plains, and wealth of cultural and historical monuments. As a town and city, Bratislava has history of 2,000 years dating back to Celtic times. The monumental Bratislava Castle, which recently rose from the ashes, is a real gem set in the city. Also a dominating landmark, the Saint Martin's Cathedral saw coronations of 18 Hungarian kings and queens. The nearby Classical Primacialny Palace presents a unique collection of Bratislava tapestries depicting a tragic story of ancient Greek lovers Leander and Hero. Mirbach's Palace, justly considered the masterpiece of the Bratislava Rococo, houses several historical works of graphic arts. An inimitable atmosphere is offered by the romantic ruins of Devin Castle at the confluence of the Danube and Morava rivers. Another great advantage of Bratislava is a rich offer of cultural and artistic undertakings, from opera or ballet performances in the illustrious Opera House of the Slovak National Theater, or concerts during Bratislava Music Festival BHS. The Bratislava Jazz Days have also won fame recently as one of the most significant European festival of jazz music. In fine arts, the top event is Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava, where the most distinguished illustrators of children's books from all around world present their latest works.
History and culture
Bratislava Castle and Castle Hill
Suburbs of Bratislava (Devinska Bratislava, Devin Castle, Zahorska Bratislava, Viticultural Bratislava, Bratislava of plains, Zadunajska Bratislava)
Country surrounding Bratislava (Zahorie circle, Nitra circle, Island circle, Viennese circle, South-Moravia circle)
Published: August 16, 2004
Updated: April 22, 2014