3-day trip to Slovakia – Bratislava
Visiting Castle Hrad, House of the Good Shepherd (Dom U Dobreho pastiera), Mikulasska street, St. Michael’s Gate (Michalska Brana), Main Square (Hlavne namestie), Rorland Fountain (Fontana Rolandova) Old Town Hall (He’ll Radnica), Primate’s Palace (Palac Primacialny), St. George Fountain (Fontana Juraja), Hviezdoslav Square, Trinity Column, the National Theatre (Ganymedova fountain), St. Martin’s Cathedral (Dom sv.Martina), Trinity Church (Kostol Najsvatejsej Trojice), Capuchin Church (Kostol Kapucìnov), Church of St. Elizabeth (Kostol Svate Alzbety) or “Blue Church” (Modry Kostolìk ), Duck Fountain (Fontana Kakacia), Safarik Square (Safàrikovo namestie), Grassalkowich Palace (Grassalkovichov Palac), Venturska street, Mozart’s House (Mozartov Sun).
Most Bridge, Petrzalka district, Mikulasska street, Gate of St Michael (Michalska Brana) and “Red Lobster” Pharmacy
The Danube is crossed by the Most, the bridge that connects the historical city with the Petrzalka district and dominates the House of the Good Shepherd (Dom U Dobreho pastiera), a Rococo-style masterpiece located at the beginning of the characteristic Mikulasska road.
Through St. Michael’s Gate ( Michalska Brana), we entered the Old Town (Stare Mesto). It is the best way to know this beautiful city. It is very interesting the “Red Lobster” Pharmacy.
Main Square, Roland Fountain, Old Town Hall, Primate’s Palace and St. George Fountain
On the other side, there is the fourteenth-century building of the Old Town Hall (He’ll Radnica).
We continued our visit and went to the Primate’s Palace (Palac Primacialny), which was the archbishop’s residence and today is the seat of the President of the Republic.
In the courtyard there is the beautiful St. George Fountain (Fontana Juraja) and it was interesting the visit to the state apartments.
Trinity Column, National Theatre, Ganymede’s Fountain, St. Martin’s Cathedral, Trinity Church and Capuchin Church
In the Hviezdoslav Square (Hviezdoslavovo námestie), we saw the eighteenth century Trinity Column, then we reached the National Theatre (Divadlo Narodne) with in front the beautiful Ganymede’s Fountain (Fontana Ganymedova).
In the city we visited very nice churches .
First of all, we admired the St. Martin’s Cathedral (Dom sv. Martina) which is important for its beauty, especially inside, but also for being the coronation church of Hungarian kings. We found very interesting the Trinity Church (Kostol Najsvatejsej Trojice), with its concave facade, and quite suggestive the nearby Capuchin Church (Kostol Kapucìnov).
Church of St. Elizabeth (Kostol Svate Alzbety) known as “Blue Church” (Modry Kostolik)
In the outer area, there is the Church of St. Elizabeth (Kostol Svate Alzbety) that has not an historical importance but is well known for the lightness of its forms and its peculiar colour combination (turquoise, blue and white) in fact it is known as “Blue Church” (Modry Kostolik).
Duck Fountain, Safàrik square, commemorative Uprising monument and Palace Grassalkowich
It is very impressive the commemorative Uprising monument located in the centre of the homonymous square.
Grassalkowich Palace is the residence of the President of the Republic. It has numerous splendid halls that can be reached through a big stairways . On its back, there is a large and beautiful garden (nowadays it is a public park ) with numerous centuries-old trees .
Venturska, Mozart House, curious statues: Paparazzo, the fightfighter Cumil, Shone Naci and others
Back to the city center we crossed Ventura road (Venturska Ulica).
It is one of the most historical streets of Bratislava and is faced by ancient buildings such as Mozart’s House (Mozartov Sun).
A curiosity of the city is given by the numerous and strange bronze statues positioned in the most unexpected places.
There are the statues of “Paparazzo”, the firefighter Cumil, the elegant Schone Naci, the Napoleonic soldier, the girl with the apple, the man with the clock and the “mail girls”.
Night view and statue of Lewis Carroll
I end the visit of Bratislava with a series of night photos of monuments and of the most significant sights.
I also show the statue of the writer Lewis Carroll represented with a snail between his feet and a child on the left shoulder.