"Bratislava Castle." Bratislava Castle Tip by Ekaterinburg

Bratislava Castle, Bratislava: 102 reviews and 204 photos

  Bratislava Castle
by Ekaterinburg
  • Bratislava Castle - Bratislava
      Bratislava Castle
    by Ekaterinburg
  • Bratislava Castle. - Bratislava

The most visible landmark in Bratislava, Bratislavsky hrad is in full view way before you ever hit town. It looks really good perched up on that hill, despite the unflattering comparison to an upside-down table but unfortunately, the closer you get, the less impressive it becomes. The present building is the result of reconstruction during the communist era and there is little surface evidence of its long history. It's too modern looking to have any dramatic impact and the interior courtyard is the drabbest and most featureless, I have ever seen in a public building anywhere.

There is a museum here, The Slovak National Museum of History, and probablya visit here would fill in the gaps left by the shortage of external detail. There's also a treasury and a small museum in one of the watchtowers. I didn't have time to visit any of the museums and my verdict on the castlewould have to be very disappointing. The views from the castle however made the trip worthwhile . ( Details in 'Off the beaten Track')

Address: Bratislavsky hrad
Directions: On a hill over the city, impossible to miss
Phone: 02-5934 1626
Website: http://www.bratislava.sk

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 20, 2007
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