Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Bratislava

Apponyi Palace

Rove through Bratislava's past and scale the Radnica Tower at this distinguished museum of local history and art. Housed in a 1761 building are reliquaries and saintly bones, religious art moodily lit in vaulted cha…
Top Choice Square in Bratislava

Hlavné Námestie

The nucleus for Bratislava's history, annual festivals and cheerful cafe culture is Hlavné nám (Main Sq). Roland Fountain, at the square's heart, is thought to have been built in 1572 as a public water supply. Flank…
Top Choice Church in Bratislava

Blue Church

The early-20th-century Church of St Elizabeth, known as the Blue Church, unites 50 shades of blue into an art nouveau delight. From the outside you can admire its powder-blue clock tower (36.8m), glinting sapphire-t…
Top Choice Slovak in Bratislava

Modrá Hviezda

The 'Blue Star' specialises in rich, regally executed Slovak dishes: rabbit in red wine, baked trout, and mangalica pork (from woolly pigs) on a silky purée of chestnuts. Seasonal ingredients inform the changing men…
Top Choice Desserts in Bratislava


Settle in for macarons, ice creams and pancakes crammed with fresh fruit and chocolate. This emporium of indulgence, part ice-cream parlour and part patisserie, has a cheeky Parisian theme and enough health-boosting…
Top Choice Castle in Bratislava

Bratislava Castle

Square, a brilliant shade of white and flanked by four stocky towers, bold Bratislava Castle looks as though it has been transplanted straight from a children's picturebook. The fortification's history dates to the …
Top Choice Church in Bratislava

St Martin's Cathedral

The crown at the top of St Martin's Cathedral is 300kg of real gold. By comparison, its interior is rather modest, though 19 royal coronations have been held within its 14th-century walls.
Thai in Bratislava

Lemon Tree

If panang curry duck followed by poppyseed cake sounds like a match made in heaven, head to this top-end Thai and European restaurant. Thai dishes like green papaya salad and pad thai are beautifully executed, while…
Crêpes in Bratislava

Funki Punki

Dig in to sweet or savoury crepes at this bohemian spot with schoolroom seating and pretty murals. Pancakes are stuffed with classic Slovak flavours like bacon and bryndza cheese, plenty of veggie options, and tempt…
Slovak in Bratislava

Bratislavský Meštiansky Pivovar

Continuing Bratislava's 600-year-old brewing tradition, Meštiansky Pivovar offers local and German beers to accompany its menu of Central European stomach liners (sometimes infusing it into the dishes). Within the e…