Other and historical names: Bratislavsky hrad, Pressburg castle, Pozsony castle.
Built on the hill-top above the city centrum of Bratislava, the castle is certainly the most notable building in the capital of Slovakia. With its 4 towers the main castle building remainds an upside-down turned table.
The castle burned out in 1811 and remained ruined until 1953 when the massive reconstruction was started. Between 1956 - 1968 the castle was reconstructed according to its shape of the end of 18th century. Nowadays the castle is an important museum and popular tourist attraction with an excellent view of the town.
In the summer season (1.April - 30.September) the castle area is open from 9:00 till 21:30. In winter only until 18:00 hours.
In intorior of the castle houses a permanent exhibition of the Slovak National Museum. Open: daily except Mondays. From 9:00 - 17:00.
How to get there
Bratislava castle is situated in the old town above the Dunube river. The castle is a dominant building of the town that cannot be missed. Paid parking is available through the city.
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Author: Ondrej for © castles.info
Castles in the region: Devin, Cerveny Kamen, Smolenice castle
Nearby cities: Bratislava, Vienna (Austria), Pezinok, Senec
Note from our editor
Bratislava castle was visited on 16.September by Ondrej and his best friend Stefania. They both can recommend chicken soup in restaurant Modra Hviezda (Blue Star) on Beblaveho street 14, just a few steps down from the castle.