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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“One of the biggest mall in Bratislava and also, the most convenient one in downtown”
  • 94 locals recommend
Castle
“This is also a must to see in Bratislava! The castle has been renovated, has calm atmosphere and awesome views to entire Bratislava and even Vienna in good weather. To get there, walk 5 minutes to 'Kollarovo namestie' stop and take trolley bus number 207 (Kollarovo Namestie -> ZST Zelezna Studienka) and get off at 'Bratislava Castle' stop. This is an on demand stop so make sure to signal the driver. On your way back, you've got 3 options: 1) You can go back the same way you came 2) You can take a different route and go and see St. Martin's Cathedral as well. Just put 'Dom Sv. Martina' into Google Maps and it will lead you through some nice historical streets all the way down. 3) You can go back to the stop you got off and continue all the way up to "Budkova" stop with either 207 or 203. From there, you can take a nice 10 minute walk to Slavin which is a war memorial and offers unrivalled views to Bratislava.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“little park, green oasis in the city center. buy a scoop of poppy ice cream and enjoy it in the shadow of lime trees”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“Great for a walk in the park. Right close by aupark shopping center, UFO restaurant”
  • 38 locals recommend
Church
“A place with A HISTORY. Even Maria Theresia was crowned here. Beautiful and calm + still funcional church.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Theater
“The new building of the Slovak National Theatre with 3 venues - drama, ballet, opera. Some of the drama performances are with English subtitles. The old historical building is in the Old Town/city centre.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“This is a nice mall for shopping and behind the mall, there is a very nice play area for kids and a big park for a nice walk ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Take a walk to memorial of WW2 soldiers and one of greatest landmarks of the city. Stunning view to whole Bratislava. Especialy after dark ,)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Church
“The Church of St. Elizabeth, commonly known as Blue Church, is a Hungarian Secessionist Catholic church located in the eastern part of the Old Town in Bratislava, present day Slovakia. It is consecrated to Elisabeth of Hungary, daughter of Andrew II, who grew up in the Pressburg Castle”
  • 27 locals recommend
Historic Site
“You will know that you are entering the pedestrian area of the old Town when you pass through St. Michael´s Gate. One of the oldest buildings in town. You can climb the tower and check out the small Museum of Weapons and City Fortifications. Place: Michalská ulica 24 Open: 10am/11am - 5pm/6pm”
  • 23 locals recommend
Castle
“Great view to confluence of rivers Danube and Morava. Nice nature. Few expositions.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Excellent expositions - old art, but also perfectly-curated new projects, admission free, art tours for children, Sundays for families, English language tours, film evenings, happenings, excellent bookshop, iconic café Berlinka”
  • 26 locals recommend
Doctor's Office
“A close by shopping mall with everything from a supermarket to a chemist, laundry, gym, food court and banks.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Department Store
“Tesco supermarket, with groceries, pharmacy store, clothes, shoes, book store, electronics, and other various stores.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Brewery
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“My favorite summer spot restaurant, where you can sit in the garden and your kid can play in the playground”
  • 31 locals recommend
Music Venue
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“Little bit popular among all the locals and tourists, it can surprise with great parties, great view on Bratislava panorama, amazing place to meet new people.”
  • 40 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“My favorite summer spot restaurant, where you can sit in the garden and your kid can play in the playground”
  • 31 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Little bit popular among all the locals and tourists, it can surprise with great parties, great view on Bratislava panorama, amazing place to meet new people.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“atmosphere of the old traditional Slovak inn with a lot of traditional stuff --- very touristy --- BEST thing there is šulance (potato dough rolled into thick strings) with butter, sugar and either poppy seeds or walnuts (I prefer walnuts) - its eaten warm and is heavenly. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“SkyBar, offer you beautiful view from roof top restaurant and bar on Hviezdoslav square.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Slovak Restaurant
“This is the oldest theatre in Bratislava combining history and slovak traditional food - the food is the real slovak taste”
  • 24 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“I do like to eat and shop here. Many local great products like fruit and vegetables, wine, meat, baked goods, cheese, fresh fish eco drogerie and many more etc. A BIG PLUS is the great variety of restaurants in the best food court in Bratislava which is right upstairs. It is however best accessible by car. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Another iconic symbol of the city, the UFO Tower is located at one end of the SNP Bridge across the Danube. Take the elevator 95 meters up to enjoy the views from the observation deck, or make reservations to sample the cuisine in the restaurant. Place: Bridge SNP Open: 10am - 11pm ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“floating restaurant with a beautiful view of the castle and the city center, own beer brewed”
  • 18 locals recommend

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