Bratislava, Slovakia

Stop #1

We landed in Budapest and immediately rented a car to head to Bratislava, recognizing that we would spend plenty of time in Budapest at the tail end of the trip. We arrived in Bratislava as the sun was setting, and the three most obvious things we saw when we arrived were Bratislava Castle, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and Most SNP.


  • Bratislava Old Town – or Hviezdoslavovo Namestie – this is where you find embassies, restaurants and bars.
  • Martin’s Cathedral – 10 kings and one queen were crowned in this 14th century church. The reason you can’t miss this church is because it sits practically on the highway, at the edge of the old city walls.
  • Bratislava Castle – today’s castle was reconstructed in the 1950s after a fire in 1811 that left it ruined for over 100 years.
  • Most SNP, which is actually Most Slovenského národného povstania or the “UFO Bridge”, is a road bridge over the Danube. At the top of the bridge is a restaurant that looks like a flying saucer.


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