Once the coronation city of the Hungarian Empire and now the booming capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is a city with one foot in the past and another squarely set in the future. Offering many of the attractions found in cities across Europe, including fascinating zoos, medieval castles and a bustling shopping experience, all with a unique Slovakian twist, it’s a brilliant alternative city break. Recently Bratislava has seen a lot of growth, including breath-taking modern architecture and a rapidly expanding cultural landscape, which are sure to offer lasting experiences you’ll treasure forever.
Boasting some of the lowest crime rates in Europe and temperatures around 20°C throughout June, July and August, Slovakia – and by extension Bratislava – makes for a great escape from the summer heat and a fantastic choice for couples and young families. Children will love the scenic cycling tours and regular festivals across the city, while adults can enjoy delicious local cuisine and ground-breaking modern art.