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Welcome to City of Bratislava
Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, as well as the country's largest city. The popular is nearly 450,000. If you enjoy cities with a medieval city center with winding streets and historic churches and buildings, then Bratislava travel will suit you fine.
Bratislava's old town area is centered on two squares. The main square is Hlavne namestie and the other is Hviezdoslavovo namestie, which was named after a famous Slovak poet. Amongst the medieval architecture of the inner city, you'll also find communist-era buildings consisting of concrete blocks, such as the Petrzalka housing estate. Just 50 kilometers to the north however, you'll find vineyards, farms and other agricultural based villages.
Sightseeing Of Bratislava
The Bratislava Milan Rastislav Stefanik Airport is the largest in the Slovak Republic. Danube Wings is the main airline, although Ryanair, Aeroflot, Sun d'Or and LOT also offer flights in a limited capacity. The airport is known for its strict security regulations, for instance you cannot have a laptop bag as well as hand luggage. Additionally, though the airport may seem small, allow ample time to make your flight as the process of checking in and going through security can take a long time. The Vienna International Airport is also another option. It is just 40 km from Bratislava and is serviced by Austrian and Fly Niki. Train and boat transportation are also very popular options.
While traveling in and around the city, public bus transportation is ideal. Taxis can be very expensive. A short 15-minute ride can be as much as 30 Euro, while a single bus ticket it .70 euro and the ride may only be 5 minutes longer.
Like much of Central Europe, there are dozens of old churches and cathedrals to explore. St. Martin's Cathedral is the largest and one of the oldest in the city. Bratislava Castle was recently renovated. It offers excellent views of the city. Additional Bratislava attractions include dozens numerous palaces, museums and art galleries.