Free of charge museums, galleries, palaces, tour guides and sport halls. Various markets, festivals, concerts and performances held. No entrance fee to ZOO, getting to the backstage of our theater or to the underground of chosen chapels, having free rides on our historical vehicles – this is just a pinch of what is prepared for all Bratislava visitors this weekend 24th – 26th April! Check the whole program and enjoy getting to know our city! :)
#1 PROGRAM (NOT ONLY) FOR KIDS
10:00 – 17:00 Hlavne namestie (Main square) will be on Saturday full of kids from elementary schools who will be presenting their works, participate in creative workshops and showcase some of their projects.
Saturday, 10:30 – 16:00
Have you ever wondered what it is like to sit in a garbage truck? Well you’ll have a chance to try it out on Saturday! You will also be able to learn how this truck works and get instructions on how to separate waste. Some good fun for the kids!
10:00 – 18:00 There will be a bus full of art works at the Hviezdoslav’s square on Saturday.
CITY THEATER OF P.O.HVIEZDOSLAV
Saturday 13:00 – 15:00, Laurinska str. 19
Free visits of theater’s backstage with theater’s phantom and his companions.
DRIVING THE HISTORICAL TRAM
On both Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00, you can have a ride in our historical tram. Circular route: Vazovova, Špitálska, Námestie SNP, Kapucínska, tunel, Nábr. arm. gen. Svobodu, Rázusovo nábr., Mostová, Jesenského, Špitálska, Americké nám., Radlinského, Vazovova. You can get on each of the mentioned stops.
DRIVING THE HISTORICAL CAR PRESPORACIK
On both Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 16:00, you can get on our historical car called Presporacik, at 2 places: at the Hviezdoslav’s square in front of the Theater and in front of the gate of Bratislava castle.
CREATIVE INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP
For those who love to create beautiful things with personal touch, there will be a creative international workshop held on Sunday, 14:00 – 16:00, in Stara Trznica (Old Market) where you can learn how to make a flower brooch, pendant or hairpin, and there will be hennah painting as well! As this event gets quite popular, you need to register yourself – the event is for free though. More info here.
HORSE RACING AFTERNOON
Sunday, 14:00 – 18:00, location: Starohájska 29, Petržalka – Starý háj
Besides the 8 horse races, children will be able to have a ride on ponies and parents can try attractive betting on horse races with the payment immediately after the finish.
10:00 – 17:00 in Partizanska Luka (Zelezna studienka)
Forestry days are the largest nationwide event organized by the forestry companies in Slovakia. Special educators will introduce the forest to kids and their parents through games and contests for interesting prizes. These engaging activities are designed to help environment and teach children how to protect it. The kids will be able to have a ride on a boat, jump in a bouncy castle or on a trampoline
17:00 Lighting the bonfire. Closing the ceremony program. Evaluation of the competition by distributing the prizes to winners.
10:00 – 17:00 on Kamzik – free cable center at Koliba.
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 09:00 – 18:00, free entry! Plus, a small tiger baby will be baptized publicly.
#2 SOMETHING FOR SPORTY PEOPLE
On both Saturday and Sunday, you can enjoy these sports for free:
Ice rink in Dubravka, Harmincova 2, 10:00 – 17:00
Ice rink of O. Nepela, Odbojarov 8, 10:00 – 12:00, 14:00 – 16:00
Sport hall STaRZ, Harmincova 2, 10:00 – 20:00
Basketball, petanque and children playgrounds:
Multi-purpose area, Harmincova 2, 08:00 – 20:00
Swimming pool & gym (25 and 50 m pools), Pasielnky, Junacka 6,
25 m pool available from 08:00 – 20:00 on both days
50 m pool and gym available from 11:00 – 19:00 on Saturday and from 08:00 – 20:00 on Sunday.
#3 OPEN MARKETS
At the Courtyard of the Town Hall there will be a crafts market from Friday to Sunday.
OLD MARKET (STARA TRZNICA)
Saturday 10:00 – 15:00, SNP square – regular food market.
On Sunday, a colorful mosaic of people of different cultures and nationalities that moved to Bratislava will be presented here. This event is part of the currently held [fjuzn] festival.
Saturday 10:00 – 17:00, Jakubovo square
A food market where you can buy products from local producers, enjoy concerts, theater performances and films screenings, discussions, workshops and various activities for children.
#4 FOR BOOK LOVERS
THE CITY LIBRARY
A book market on Klariská street 16 – the market is on from 23rd to 29th April. It is open on weekdays 08:00 – 19:00, on weekends 10:00 – 18:00.
THE OLD TOWN LIBRARY (Staromestska kniznica)
During this weekend you can come and get a free annual registration in all the offices of this library. Come during open hours. List of the offices.
#5 CULTURE FANS
From Friday, in Justi’s Hall (Justiho sieň), there will be an exhibition called „Coronation Bratislava in the context of the War for the Spanish Succession” – the Spanish Succession was fought almost everywhere in Europe for 13 years and its course will be a key part of the exhibition. This exhibition will be on until 31st May, open from 10:00 to 17:00.
09:00 – 18:00
Representative premises with the gallery and unique tapestry will be open on both Saturday and Sunday. Additional program on Saturday only will include concerts of elementary schools in the Mirrors’ Hall; the mayor’s office will be made public, too, you can meet him, his deputy and members of the City Council personally. From 4pm there will be a 30 min fanfare concert on the balcony of the Primate’s palace on Saturday, too.
On Friday there will be open door days at this embassy seated on Hlavne namestie (Main square) for students. On Saturday, the same event will be open to general public. You need to register yourself in advance via email@example.com
On Saturday at 10am there will be a symbolic opening of the city gates and official opening of the tourist season.
MUSEUMS OF BRATISLAVA CITY
On Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00, you will have free entry to the following museums:
Museum of city history
Museum of viticulture + wine tasting of 100 wines from 40 vintners
Museum of period rooms
Museum of arms at Michael’s Tower
Museum of pharmacy
Museum of Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Museum of Arthur Fleischmann
Museum of clocks
Janko Jesensky Museum
Ancient Gerulata Rusovce
MUSEUM OF CITY HISTORY, TOWN HALL, PRIMATE’S SQUARE
Glassmovement – an exhibition of glass arts can be admired on these 3 places on Saturday.
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00, free exhibitions!
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 – 18:00, free exhibitions!
FREE TOUR GUIDES ABOUT BRATISLAVA IN ENGLISH & GERMAN LANGUAGE
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 14:00 – 15:30. Meeting point: at the well of the Primate’s square
HISTORICAL MILITARY CEMETERY AND MUSEUM
09:00 – 19:00 Petrzalka, Kopcany
CHAPEL OF ST. JACOB, SNP square
Both on Saturday and Sunday, 14:00 – 18:00. Visiting the underground accompanied by personnel from the Urban Conservation Institute.
SUMMER READING GARDEN
All day Saturday – a one day photo exhibition called “Pat of the light” focusing on the lives of blind and visually impaired. Location: Michalská 26.
Saturday at 15:30 – a puppet theater “Bajaja knight”
10:00 – 18:00 The oldest souvenir shop in Bratislava and a museum on one place – on Biela street. It is open daily except Mondays. On this Saturday you will also be able to admire an exhibition of Art Nouveau greeting cards!
Check the whole program here (in Slovak only).