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CORONATION CELEBRATION FESTIVAL

Coronation Celebration festival is one of the largest cultural events in Slovakia where you can experience the historical coronation ceremony of the Hungarian kings. During a three day event annually held in the streets of Bratislava at the end of June, you will be taken back in time to the period …

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STEFANIKOVA STREET

The history of Stefanikova Street is closely linked to the rise of the steam railway in Bratislava. Once a new station was opened on the steam railway line in 1848, it needed to be linked with the city center. The most suitable route was through the vineyards where only a …

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13 OFF THE BEATEN TRACK PLACES IN BRATISLAVA

Bratislava is a city that offers tourists history and culture – this is probably mentioned by every tourist guidebook. Whether online or on paper, you can read about the glory of the St. Martin’s Coronation Cathedral, the unsettling fates of Bratislava and Devín castles, the tapestries in the Primate’s Palace, …

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MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS SHOW AT THE DEVIN CASTLE

Be taken back to the Middle Ages – the times of knights, ladies and troubadours, at this great show (not only) for kids that includes children’s medieval games, swordplay performances, historical dance or dueling knights on horsebacks! The performances mirror the happenings and traditions of an exciting period full of changes, …

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TRADITIONAL EASTER IN SLOVAKIA

It’s that time of the year again when Easter eggs and bunnies invade all the stores and adverts, we eat too many cakes and enjoy a long weekend. While in some parts of the world Easter is celebrated through having unusual meals or even playing special Easter sports, the first …

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NEDBALOVA STREET

Who would have guessed that the Nedbalova Street, one of the oldest streets in Bratislava, used to be a Jewish ghetto in the past? That’s right, the street appeared for the first time at the end of the 13th century as a demarcation of the Jewish neighbourhood. BRIEF HISTORY Jews …

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SQUARES IN BRATISLAVA (part II)

We are back with some fascinating info about squares in Bratislava! If you liked the part I, you are going to enjoy the further reading. You will learn which square used to be called a “Coronation Hill,” what urban legend served as an inspiration for building another one or where …

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SQUARES IN BRATISLAVA (part I)

Our Old Town is full of beautiful squares of different sizes and style with interesting monuments and amazing history to tell. Do you know which square used to be called “Hitler’s Square” or which had the first ATM machine in Slovakia? Where was the first taxi depot installed? Keep reading …

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10 REASONS WHY FOREIGNERS LOVE BRATISLAVA

Foreigners love Bratislava. Maybe not all of them, but surely a big part does love the Slovak capital. Why? Because the beer is cheap, of course! Seriously, there are many reasons. A lot of Erasmus students and workers from abroad choose Bratislava among other European capitals. Here are 10 reasons …

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WINTER IN BRATISLAVA

If you are not keen on the cold winter weather, you probably won’t dream about visiting Slovakia around this time. For those who can brave the cold and like the idea of walking through a snowy wonderland, we recommend to come right now – we are starting to get some snow …

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