Visit Bratislava – a City of Statues and Fairy Tales

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Bratislava Fairy Tales & Statues

To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, to gain all while you give, to roam the roads of lands remote.

To travel is to live.”

The Fairy Tale of  My Life: An Autobiography

Can you guess whose this touching quote? Yes, Hans Christian Andersen’s :).  And why do I start with it? Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author,  well remembered with its travelogues and fairy tales. Hans visited Bratislava once but when you do things right, once is enough, isn’t it? When he returned home, he described Bratislava the way he saw it, as a fairy tale city, a real beauty. Hence, the Slovakian sculptor Tibor Bartfay erected a statue of Hans as a compliment. Our tour guide also told us a legend saying that if you rub Hans’s finger you will get good luck.

The Fairy Tale Begins

The Fairy Tale Begins

Explore Bratislava with friends and some good spirit

I was really surprised with Bratislava – it was so picturesque and charming. Me and friends spent two great days in the city before going to Vienna and Prague.  We succeeded to experience the most impressive city’s landmarks and feel the fairy tale spirit. It was showering the first morning but we did go out and enjoyed the city. It was really happy morning – while taking photos, a stranger gifted us a beautiful Slovakian umbrella.  People were so friendly. We also made some more new special friends – you would see below some of the human sized statues we made stories with, took pictures and felt like real travel buddies. Later, we understood the sculptures of Bratislava are some of the most photographed attractions. I think we confirm it, too :).  Bratislava – a city of fairy tales and statues. Let’s have a look together.

HERE ARE 15 PHOTOS TO INSPIRE YOU TO VISIT BRATISLAVA

Picturesque Bratislava

Picturesque Bratislava

You can walk through the city, enjoy the Old Town and stroll to Bratislava Castle or take this beautiful sightseeing bus from the photo and enjoy picturesque Bratislava while listening to your audio guide.

Check the link to learn more about Bratislava by Sightseeing bus.

Fairy Tale Old City

Fairy Tale Old City

Michael’s Gate - the only Preserved Gate in Bratislava

Michael’s Gate – the only Preserved Gate in Bratislava

Have a coffee at the Old Town

Have a coffee at the Old Town

Magnificent Bratislava Castle

Magnificent Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle with Friends

Bratislava Castle with Friends

Visit Bratislava - Bratislava UFO Bridge & Tower

Bratislava UFO Bridge & Tower

Enjoy Panoramas with Friends

Enjoy Panoramas with Friends

Beautiful Nature in Bratislava Castle Gardens

Beautiful Nature in Bratislava Castle Gardens

Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle

Slovak National Theatre - Visit Bratislava

Slovak National Theatre

St. Martin's Cathedral

St. Martin’s Cathedral

The Blue Church

The Blue Church

Vegan Ice Cream

Vegan Ice Cream

Bratislava National Dish

Bratislava National Dish

Michael’s Gate - the only Preserved Gate in Bratislava

Michael’s Gate – the only Preserved Gate in Bratislava

French Army Soldier and a Friend

French Army Soldier and a Friend

Let me tell you a story, Soldier. There was a little girl whose dream was to travel around the world. To discover on her own new places, new cultures, new life. She couldn’t afford it when still a teenager, but was confident in her future. Today, this girl does believe in miracles and is on her way to fulfill her biggest dream. One not only big, but huge dream. She is just in front of you, smiling happily with eyes full of tears. Connecting the dots, Bratislava has been the beginning and starting point of my fairy tale and huge dream, too.  I am going to tell you why very soon in the next posts. Stay tuned :).

Rub Hans Christian Andersen's Finger for Good Luck

Rub Hans Christian Andersen’s Finger for Good Luck

 

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Nina Out and About December 30, 2018 - 7:47 pm

Bratislava looks so beautiful. I had no idea! What would you recommend doing in the city beyond taking awesome photos?

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Written by Gery Nedkova | Go Great Travel January 2, 2019 - 8:31 pm

I visited Bratislava on my way to Prague – it’s a picturesque city and what I would recommend is to take a walk, maybe a tour, the free tours are pretty good, visit the Castle, try the national cuisine (it was tasty :)) and discover the city and its spirit. It is a great way to combine it with Vienna or Prague because they are very close to each other. 🙂

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