Stop in Bratislava

My Eastern European tour this summer was firstly enriched by our stop in Slovakia’s capital – Bratislava. The weather and the brilliant blue sky served us well as our group set off to explore the many grandiose buildings and castles. There were no signs of the city’s Communist period – the archiecture and town squares were enlivened and built in a renaissance and baroque style. Around every corner it was easy to come across one of the city’s funny statues such as Cumil. We’re not quite sure what he is up to, cleaning the sewer or just having a rest after a hard day’s work.

Cumil. Man at Work

The soldier resting on the bench reminds visitors of Napoleon’s first visit to Bratislava in 1809.

napoleon

Napoleon’s Army Soldier

A charismatic figure known as Schoner Naci wearing a top hat is ready to greet you in the beautiful city.

Schoner Naci

The highlight of the day was definitely a tour up the Bratislava Castle built in the 9th century. From the top there are great views of the city and parts of neighbouring countries such as Hungary and Austria. Known for its history with the Romans and the Celts, the castle stands as a major tourist attraction.

Bratislava Castle

Thank you Bratislava ! It was lovely !! Dovidenia

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