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Bratislava castle

Bratislavský hrad
Bratislavský hrad

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Bratislava castle is a historic dominant of Bratislava. It towers over the river Danube, on a castle rock in the height of 85 metres. Bratislava castle stands in the place of an old Slavic hill-fort from the 9th century and its first written record, under the name Pressalauspruch falls back to the year 907. From the times of Great Moravian empire, the bases of threenaved basilica were maintained in its grounds. Today’s architecture of Bratislava castle has a regular quadrangular ground-plan and carries characteristics of Renaissance and early Baroque. Even the empress Marie Therese had taken care of one of the most important building reforms. Bratislava castle burnt down in 1811. His reconstruction started in the middle of 20th century and it was accessed for public in 1968. Today´s castle palace is again under general reconstruction and momentary is for visitors accesible newly opened exposition Ars liturgica - goldsmith´s trade in the service of liturgy. This exposition is placed in Bratislava´s castle Treasury.  

Opening hours:

Season Day Opening hours
January - December Tue - Sun 10.00 - 18.00 (last entry at 17.30)


P.O.BOX 13 , Bratislava 16 , 81006

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Our tip for outdoor activities:

  • havefun - hlavna
    HAVE FUN Bernolákovo
    An event company with a primary focus on sporting events.
    distance: 23,7 km
    benefit: 10 % and 15 % discount*
  • Paintball Bratislava
    Paintball Bratislava
    Bratislava Paintball offers you adrenaline, tension and entertainment on two grounds.
    distance: 10,63 km
  • Raftovanie Čunovo
    Rafting Čunovo
    Rafting on the one of the best artificial water canals in the world.
    distance: 16,83 km

Our tip for relax:

  • pivne kupele presporok - hlavna
    Beer Spa BBB Prešpork
    Right in the historical center of Bratislava there is the first beer bath.
    distance: 0,28 km
    benefit: 32 % discount on procedures and accommodation

Our tip for a tourist guide:

  • Panorama Tour
    Panorama Tour
    inbound travel services in Slovakia, M.I.C.E, trips, sport activities, events
    distance: 5,33 km
  • tour4u-hlavna bratislava
    the travel agency specializes in organizing tours of the town, in various programmes in Bratislava and its surroundings
    distance: 0,83 km
    benefit: 5 % discount

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Towns and villages
Historical monuments
Museums and galleries
Tourist Regions
Spas and water parks
Golf resorts


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