48 Hours in Bratislava

Trevor Smith on 03 January 2017
This year, we decided to do a 2 city centre New Year's Break - Bratislava & Budapest

48 hours in Bratislava was enough time to do the city justice - we were based in the Crowne Plaza Hotel near the Presidents Palace which was only a few minutes walk from the Old City - it was great to see that most of the Old City was pedestrianised so it was easy to get around on foot. It felt quite a compact city, so we were able to see all the main sights as well as the modern shopping part of the city.

The main must-see monuments were:- 1) Hrad Castle 2) St Martins Cathedral 3) Old Town Hall 4) Primates Palace 5) St Michaels Gate 6) Franciscan Church & Monastery 7) Slovak National Theatre 8) Synagogue 9) Slavin Monument 10) Church of St Elizabeth - the Blue Church 11) Devin Castle 12) Slovak Statue - Men at work

Being based very central we could return to the hotel for snacks in the club lounge before going out for traditional Slovak Meals on both nights - both of the restaurants we found were great and having traditional Slovak soup in a loaf of bread was delicious. Food & drink was reasonably cheap compared to other destinations we have visited. These two cities were connected by a two hour, forty minute train journey between Bratislava and Budapest with trains departing ever two hours.

Keep a look out for my next blog - 72 hours in Budapest!