the old town
The old town
Like most European cities, Bratislava’s charm lies within the cobbled street maze of the old town. At every turn there is a bar, café, restaurant, theatre or random sculpture. The old town has managed to keep hold of this charm too, by there being almost no shops amongst its streets. Aside the odd tourist shop, or gift shop there is little else, so the streets are not packed with Saturday shoppers.
Bratislava doesn’t really have a main street, nor an exact city centre. I think we usually mark the centre by the location of shops, so since most of these are malls on the outskirts it’s hard to pinpoint where the centre is. Each street has a charm of its own, with a sculpture oddly placed, or something historical to remind you of times past. The main Square, Hlavne Namastie might be considered central with its open air ice rink.
Here’s a few pics of the best bits…