Breath-taking Bratislava Castle dominates the city skyline and sits above the Danube River on a rocky hill. One of the most popular attractions in Bratislava, it offers visitors an understanding of Slovakia's history as well as an outstanding view of the surrounding city, and Austria and Hungary on a clear day.
Explore the past at Bratislava Castle
First built in the 15th century, the distinct white palace perched above the Danube River
is one of Europe's finest landmarks. The massive rectangular building is flanked on each side by four large corner towers, making Bratislava Castle an almost impenetrable fortress. Once home to the Hungarian monarchy, Bratislava Castle suffered extensive damage in 1811 from a fire, and restoration of the building did not begin again until 1956.
Visiting Bratislava Castle
Open year-round, Bratislava Castle is easily accessible in the heart of the city centre. The beautiful grounds, exterior fortifications and impressive views are still ready and waiting to be discovered.
This hotel in Bratislava
is only a short walk from the castle, making it the perfect base for anyone who wants to get out and explore historic Bratislava.