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“The history, the view and more”

Bratislava Castle (Hrad)
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Local Secrets of Bratislava Small Group Tour Including Picnic and a Trolleybus...
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Moneta, Virginia
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“The history, the view and more”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Towering above the city on the bank of the Danube, the castle is impressive from a distance. On the day we visited there was lots going on. There was a show of folk groups with much music and dancing. Very nice! There was a demonstration of armor and medieval implements and the kids were allowed to handle them.

A trained eagle (named Nixon) sat on our arm under the watchful eye of his handler.

All this occurred in the courtyards of the castle and there was no charge. There is a charge to visit the interior rooms, however we didn't have time for that..

It was a thoroughly enjoyable visit.

Visited June 2014
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

It was a real experience.
Whole city under me.
Great castle,museum,restaurant!!!
The danube river.....perfect view

Must see when you come

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“The symbol of the city and country”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Bratislava Castle is located on the Hill with very nice view on City of Bratislava, river Danube and counryside of three states ( Slovakia, Austria and Hungary). This building is real symbol of Bratislava and Slovak republic. Surrounding with beautifull park ,You can enjoy nice panoramatic views, visit the Museum or to eat in very good restaurant with summer garden.
By the way, on this web site is old photo of the castle ( before the renovation). Actually is castle after reconstruction in very good condition and very well iluminated during the dark.

Visited May 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“View from the peak”
Reviewed 24 June 2014

There are two rewards for those who climb to the top of Bratislava. One is the opportunity to experience the recaptured pride of a nation that has painstakingly reconstructed the historic Castle to balance its centuries-long importance with modern needs. The other is the breath-taking view along the Danube, thronged by working barges and cruise ships, and beyond to the industrial sites and picturesque rural areas. Oh, and as all good things go in threes, there's the liquid refreshment offered by the cheap little bars on the routes back down into town!

Visited June 2014
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Singapore
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“Too modern?”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

The castle was restored fairly recently in history, in the 1950's and the results were perhaps too modern for a castle that has its origins thousands of years back in history. Whilst aesthetically pleasing, it was not exciting (Personally intrigued by castles that show their age). The interiors were quite bare, although the panoramic views were quite lovely.

Visited May 2014
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