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Bratislava - Slovakia

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Bratislava Slovakia historical sights of Bratislava include a castle, several cathedrals, synagogues, palaces, universities and monuments to fallen ww2 soldiers.

A national historic monument the castle was settled in the Celtic and Moravian periods but its architecture leans towards renaissance and gothic eras. At present the site contains Slovakian national museum and representative premises of state institutions.

St. Martins cathedral also a national historic monument a gothic style church consecrated in 1452 the cathedral rises to a height of 85 metres and is topped by a gold replica of the royal Hungarian crown.

Old town hall a complex of various buildings originating from many periods of architecture includes the city museum as well as Bratislava’s most famous fountain which is the source of many legends.

There are many examples of baroque and rococo architecture in Bratislava. One example of baroque not to miss is the house of the good shepherd which houses the mid 18th century museum clock exhibition.

For opera ,ballet and views of a neo renaissance building visit the Slovak national theatre. Designed by Viennese architects fellner and helmer.

For lovers of the baroque style Bratislava is the place to be with so many examples of this extravagant style it is easy to get lost in many of the beautiful church’s including the blue church the capuchin church and church of the Trinitarians. The church of the Trinitarians is a beautiful example of baroque the churchs interior contains an incredible trompe loeil by, a. galli bibiena.

No visit to Bratislava would be complete without a visit to mirbach palace, the most beautiful rococo palace in the city built between 1768 and 1770 the palace houses the city of Bratislava gallery and offers visitors both temporary and permanent exhibitions on the works of baroque artists.

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