Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and the country’s largest city. The city occupies both banks of River Danube, left bank of the River Morava and shares its borders with Austria and Hungary. Today the city is the political, cultural and economic centre of Slovakia and is home to several universities, museums, theatres, galleries and other important cultural and educational institutions. The city proudly boasts its untouched mountains, the skiing resorts, glittering rivers, nature trails, medieval time influences seen in its fortifications, old houses, cobbled streets and castles. The best way to experience all that the city has to offer is by indulging in some of the best tours in Bratislava which include a tour to one of the most prominent structures in the city: The Bratislava Castle which is a huge Slavic fortified settlement and was a political, military and religious centre. Some of the top tours in the city include a tour of the Devín Castle which is one of the most important Slovak archaeological sites and contains a museum dedicated to its history.
Bratislava is home to a number of museums and galleries showcasing Bratislava's history in various forms from the earliest periods using historical and archaeological collections like The Slovak National Museum and The Bratislava City Museum. Performing arts make a significant impact on the culture of Bratislava. It is the seat of the Slovak National Theatre along with other smaller theatres including the Bratislava Puppet Theatre, the Astorka Korzo '90 theatre and the Arena Theatre. Music in Bratislava flourished in the 18th century and the city hosts several annual festivals, such as the Bratislava Music Festival and Bratislava Jazz Days. To top it all, the city offers an outstanding culinary experience with food that features local, seasonal ingredients, reflecting the country’s strong rural roots that would leave you craving for more. Bratislava is a charming and elegant city, pulsing with activity and is a must visit for every travel enthusiast.