Serving as the cultural heart of Slovakia, Bratislava is a city that thrives on traditions, character, and a melting pot of religious and ethnic influences. Musuems, galleries, and the performing arts are offered in abundance here.
The seat of the Slovak National Theater is found in Bratislava, houses in two buildings, and have been open to the public since 2007. With a riverfront location, three ensembles are based out of the facilities. Ballet, opera, and dramatic events are held on a regular basis.
In 1961, the Slovak National Museum was founded and its headquarters are also on the riverfront, in the Old Town of Bratislava. The National History Museum is there as well, complementing the City Museum that has been in operation since 1868. The National Gallery offers two displays in Bratislava as well.
There are several famous sights to find while exploring Old Town, but the best may be the statue of Man at Work or the paparazzi statue. Trains run through the Old Town if you prefer to ride instead of walking to see what is offered.
The streets and squares of the Old Town are also lined with shopping opportunities, but there are 7 major shopping centers to explore. Avion Shopping Park is the largest of its type in Slovakia.
Bratislava is a city that offers something for everyone to enjoy. With an extensive system of parks and gardens, shows and racing events, plus a trail through history to follow, a stay here is truly a remarkable experience.