Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia, located on both banks of the river Danube. It borders with two countries – Austria and Hungary. Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals in Europe. Of a total population of about 450,000, some 60,000 are students at three universities. This – and the diversity of people – gives the city vibrancy and dynamism.
Five reasons to visit Bratislava
Many historical places, among them:
Devin Castle – founded about the 8th century. Prior to 1989, the Iron Curtain between the Eastern Bloc and the West ran just in front of this historical castle.
Primatial Palace – the place where Peace of Pressburg was signed on the 26 December 1805 between Napoleon and Holy Roman Emperor Francis II
St Martin’s Cathedral – St Martin’s served as the coronation church for Hungarian kings and their consorts between 1563 and 1830.
Bratislava Castle – ruins of the mythical town of the Celtic Kingdom, the “City on the Rock,” i.e. Carnuntum, mythical town of the Celtic kingdom of Noricum has been recently discovered at the Bratislava Castle. The historic buildings are even 200 years older than Rome’s Colosseum! https://www.visitbratislava.com/places/bratislava-castle/.