Historic Bratislava, Slovakia
I visited Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, as a day trip out of Vienna. I knew very little about the city, but it was only a short train ride away, so I thought I'd check it out. What I found was a compact city center with a lot of history.
The region became part of the Kingdom of Hungary more than 1000 years ago. When the Ottomans captured much of Hungary in the 1500s, the city became the capital of Hungary under the Habsburgs of Austria, and served in that role for almost 200 years. During that time it was the site of a number of coronations. Following World War I, Slovakia became part of Czechoslovakia. It gained independence as a country in its own right in 1992, and Slovakia became its capital.
The Photos (in order)
G07A3357 - Old Town's Michalska Brana, or Michael's Gate, one of four historic gates to the city, was built in the 14th century
G07A3370 - Primacialne Square, or Primate's Square
G07A3374 - Primacialne Square; the Primate's Palace on the left today holds the offices of the Mayor of Bratislava; the tower of the Old Town Hall is visible in the distance
G07A3331 - Presidential palace
G07A3450 - The modest St. Martin's Cathedral is one of the largest and oldest churches in Bratislava; for almost 300 years starting in 1563 it was the coronation church of the Kingdom of Hungary, during the period when the Ottoman Empire occupied much of Hungary
G07A3423 - Bratislava Hrad, the main castle of Bratislava, dates back to the 9th century; it was gutted by fire in 1811 and was not restored until the second half of the 20th century
G07A3389 - The Holocaust Memorial pays tribute to the 105,000 holocaust victims from Slovakia; behind it is a black granite wall that features an etching of the Neolog synagogue, which the communists tore down along with much of the old Jewish QUarter for a highway construction project
G07A3464 - The Slovak National Theatre
Views Around Bratislava, Slovakia - April 2017
Bratislava is the capital city of Slovakia, and with a population of about 450,000, making it the country's largest city. Bratislava is in southwestern Slovakia, occupying both banks of the River Danube and the left bank of the River Morava. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states. To read more about Bratislava, click here: .
This film features extensive views around the city of Bratislava, beginning and ending by the River Danube, before heading towards the Castle and then the Slavin War Memorial and Cemetery. The film concentrates on numerous aspects of the local culture, including architecture, art, religion, history, music and transport.
Within the film, the following locations and features are identified: Stary Most, Most Apollo, River Danube, Stredna priemyselna skola strojnicka, Most SNP, Soldier Monument, Socha P.M. Bohuna statue, RIVA Bratislava, Martin Razus statue, Hotel Devin, UFO:Bar, Razusovo Nabrezie, Holy Trinity Column, Hviezdoslavovo namestie, Hand Christian andersen statue, German Embassy, Hviesdoslav statue, Slovak National theatre building, Victory Monument, Rybarska Brana, Cumil statue, Old Town Hall, Hlavne Namestie, Napoleon's Army Soldier statue, Romer Floris, Jesuit Church, Frantiskanske namestie, Zena S Krcahom, Biela, Konditorei Kormuth, Sedlarska, Michalska, Michael's Gate, Trinity Church, Zupne namestie, Kostol sv. Stefana, Kapucinska, Starometska, Skalna, Zamocka, Palisady, National Government Building, Bratislava Castle, Boroska, Mikulasska, St. Martin's Cathedral, Rybne namestie, St. Martin's Cathedral, Suche myto, Panenska, Godrova, Misikova, Na Slavine, Slavin War Memorial and Cemetery, Hodzovo namestie, Grassalkovich Palace, Planet of Peace Fountain, Postova, Obchodna, Namestie SNP, Bezrucova, St Elizabeth's Church / The Blue Church and Dostojevskeho rad.
This was as part of a week long break in central Europe, in which I visited both Bratislava and Vienna, Austria making extensive films of both capital cities, and staying in three different hotels, of which I also made full video reviews. I travelled from Bratislava to Vienna by boat, and then back again by train, staying three nights in each city. To see all of these films, please click on the links below:
Landing at Bratislava - .
Views Around Bratislava - .
Review: Hotel Devin - .
Views Around Vienna -
Vienna Hauptbahnhof - .
Vienna Karlskirche - .
Vienna Prater Amusement Park - .
Vienna Donauaturm -
Hotel Review: Star Inn Premium, Vienna Hauptbahnhof - .
Hotel Review: Lindner Hotel, Bratislava - .
Take-off from Bratislava Airport - .
This film is a Moss Travel Media production – mosstravel.tv
If you liked this film, please subscribe to my YouTube channel here: in order to receive updates of my future film uploads.
You can also find my travel films and photography updates on the following social media:
Facebook: **please like my Facebook page**
Google+ just add +stuartmoss .
Instagram: stumoss - .
Twitter @mosstraveltv or .
I hope that you enjoyed this film and will return again in future, your support is really appreciated, by subscribing above you will be kept informed of my travel updates and new films uploaded.
Thank you and bon voyage!