The Slovak capital may not be high on your places to go list. Most people decide to visit Bratislava for a day or two maximum and rightly so. To be honest there aren’t a lot of things to do and spending more than 2 days is, in my opinion, not worth it. Slovakia has so much more to offer especially in its central part as well as in the Tatras region. For more information on these destinations you can check out my previous blog posts on central Slovakia and the Tatras National Park. You can choose to visit Bratislava either at the beginning or the end of your trip to Slovakia or else you can also choose to go on a day trip from Vienna which is connected by train or coach with trips starting from just 10 Euros each way.
We spent 24 hours in Bratislava at the end of our trip in Slovakia and my impressions on the city were very positive. I loved this city because it is not a very busy metropolis like other European capitals. A walk in the historical centre is actually relaxing! I have never been to a quieter capital city. The buildings are very elegant and the city is very clean and well-kept. Although the prices are not as cheap as other parts of Slovakia, they are very affordable both in terms of accommodation as well as in terms of food and drinks. Here are some places that should be included if you are visiting Bratislava in a day.