Slovak Radio Building


Shaped like an upside-down pyramid, this memorable building is either an eyesore or a marvel of brutalist design, depending on who you ask. The 80m-tall building, completed in 1983, was cleverly designed for maximal office space (hence the inverted pyramid shape) and the core is insulated to allow disruption-free recording.

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1. Námestie Slobody

0.18 MILES

Bratislava's underused 'Freedom Square' was one of the country's first to be renamed after the Velvet Revolution. Sadly, the centrepiece of this Soviet…

2. Transport Museum

0.39 MILES

This transport museum is housed in a 19th-century steam-train station. There is not much explanation in English – or in general – but it's good for kids …

4. Slavín War Memorial

0.68 MILES

Honouring 6845 Soviet soldiers who died when Bratislava was freed in April 1945, this lofty monument yields great views over the city. The soldier on top…

5. Museum of Pharmacy


In an original burgher house, a tiny museum gives a glimpse of the unguents and ghoulish cures that would have been offered by the pharmacy that stood…

6. Michael's Gate & Weapons Museum

0.71 MILES

Of Bratislava's original 13th-century walls, Michael's is the last gate standing. Capped with an onion dome, the gate's tower was rebuilt in baroque style…

7. Blue Church

0.75 MILES

Dedicated to St Elisabeth of Hungary in 1913, the early-20th-century 'Blue Church' is a vision in sapphire and powder-blue. From its undulating arches and…

8. Jesuit Church

0.75 MILES

The Jesuit Church of the Holy Saviour, just off Hlavné nám, was built in the 17th century. It's worth peeping inside to see the baroque altar.