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How long to spend in Bratislava?

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How long to spend in Bratislava?

Hi there will be travelling to Bratislava in August. How long is it recommended to stay to have a good look around? Also are there any day trips I can take from there? Any advice will be much appreciated!!

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1. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

One night should be enough to see the typical tourist spots.

For day trips then of course could be more. I like to think of Bratislava as your "let's have a break from all the crazy walking on big cities" type of place.

Enjoy some of the sights and then relax at a coffee place and enjoy the slow pace of life here.

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2. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

It depends what you are interested in - Bratislava is most renowned for its architecture from the 1950s - 1989 and the associated public art, and there are some fascinating examples, e.g. the 'UFO' in Vrakuňa, the Slovenský rozhlas building, námestie Slobody and its murals/fountain, various other murals e.g. Ružinov hospital, Vinohrady railway station, the amazing fountain in the park Andreja Hlinku, and so on.

The centre is about the size of, say, Bolton, and one night is sufficient.

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3. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Thanks for the responses could you give any suggestions for day trips?

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4. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Depends how far afield you want to go.

Devin Castle is only about 25-30 mins on the bus and is worth a visit.

For full day trips, Vienna is just over an hour away by train (or coach) and Brno in the Czech Republic is about 90 mins on the train (you would need more than a day in Brno to see everything it has to offer but a day trip would still be worthwhile and give you a 'flavour' of the city)

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5. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

That's great we will be coming from Vienna. Are there neighbouring towns or cities near Bratislava which are worth visiting? First time in Slovakia so would like to see as much as possible.

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6. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Maybe Trnava or Trenčín, but the 'interesting' part of Slovakia is in the centre and east of the country - Košice, Tatras, Banská Bystrica, Banská Štiavnica, the towns and villages of the Spiš region, etc.

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7. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Thank u so much is public transport easy to use? Or would it be easier hiring a car?

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8. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Two nights would be enough. Use taxis, there are lots of them.

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9. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

Don't use a taxi in Bratislava - you will be ripped off. And in any case there is no need as everywhere is walkable in the centre and it is largely pedestrianised. A car is pretty useless in Bratislava, unless you are staying outside the centre and intend making trips to the countryside. Even parking outside the centre can be tricky, though.

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10. Re: How long to spend in Bratislava?

"ripped off". We didn't have that experience.

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