Historical construction that dominates the city and that it has been place of many historical events. The first residents of the castle were the Celts, later the Roman and then the Slavs. The first written evidence dates back to the year 907 in the annals of Salzburg, in reference to the battle to Brezalauspurch, that it marked the end of the Great Moravian Empire. Of this period have been saved the basilica with a nave and two side aisles. In the 10th century, in the period of the reig the Hungarian king Stephen I, at the castle came coined the coins with written BRESLAWA CIVITAS. In 15th the century the castle assumed its shape puts into effect them and during its reconstruction it was widened and reinforced in sight of the attacks of the Hussites ones. During the centuries the castle has been modified, reconstructed. In the 1811 a terrible fire, caused from the recklessness of the Napoleonic soldiers burst. The fire destroyed the castle completely and for 150 years on the city they dominated only its ruins. After a much onerousness reconstruction, the castle in the 1968 newly has been introduced in its original beauty. Today the castle houses some collections of the Slovak National Museum, and the State Room of the Slovak National Council.
ST. MARTIN'S CATHEDRAL
The Gothic cathedral with a nave and two side aisles, has been constructed in the 15th century over the ruins of one Romanesque church. On the tower dominates a golden copy of the crown of St. Stephen (Hungarian king ) of 300 Kg to 85 m of height and remembers the 19 coronations, celebrated in the Cathedral between 1563 and 1830. In the years 1732 - 34 archbishop Emmerich von Esterhazy made to connect the left nave with the baroque Chapel and consecrated to St Johnh Elemosynarius. It moreover made to erect the greater altar to Austrian sculptor G.R. Donner. In the left nave is found the statue in lead of S. Martin (the work of Donner), that it is represented on a horse to whose feet a beggar asks aid. In the right nave a plate it remembers that Ludwig van Beethoven on 13 November 1835 directed here Missa sollemnis op. 123.
OLD TOWN HALL
Is foundin in the Main square (Hlavne namestie) directly in the historical center of the city. It is a stone building, most ancient of the city. The tower, than ago part of the town hall, had initially the defensive character for the inhabitants of the house and today it is one of the symbols of the city. The angular tower of the town hall in XII the century made part of the house of the mayor. In the town hall they organized the sitting of the City council, the sitting of the court, the receptions of important hosts and also of the king. In XVI the century the town hall was widened, inglobando the near house of Ungerl . In the 1773 tower of the town hall, after a fire, baroque facade was reconstructed with one. To the inside a gothic chapel has been conserved much precious one, with frescoes originates them. Currently the old town hall is the center of the civic museum, that it remembers the rich history of the city of Bratislava.
This imposing pink palace is one of the jewels of Bratislava's architecture. The palace was constructed for the archbishop of Esztergom J. Batthyany, based on the plan of M. Hefele, between 1777 and 1781, on the ruins of one medioevale construction. The palace has been witness of numerous historical events. To the inside of the palace is found Hall of the Mirrors, in which it has been concluded the peace between Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian Emperor Francis I's Austria after the battle of Austerliz. The peace pact was signed for France by the Foreign secretary Tayllerand and for the Austrian Empire by Prince von Lichtenstein (peace become famous like the " Peace of Pressburg").
The inner ones of the palace are use you today as it at the same time knows them of representation of the mayor of Bratislava and as it knows them of exposure. Here an only series of six English tapestries of the 17th century is found also, that they represent the mitologic history of the tragic love between Hero and Leander.
It is a palace in baroque style. Today it is the residence of the president of the Slovak Republic. The palace was made to build up from conte the Anton Grassalkovich after 1760, according to the plan of the constructor A. Mayerhorfer, and used like its summery residence. The Grassalkovich palace with its rich ones knows them and with its garden in French style it is one of the beautifulst palaces in Bratislava.
ST MICHAEL'S GATE
It is the only one that has saved of the four fortified gates of towers, that they made from income the surrounded medioevale city from walls erected to fortification of the city. The construction of the door of St Michael began in the 13th century and the tower was erected in the years between 1529 and 1934. In the half of the 18th century, one cupola of branch to double quantity shape turban in baroque style was placed in top to the tower. Today, to the inside of the construction, a museum of ancient crews is found and it can be gone up in top to the tower for being able to admire the panorama of the historical center of Bratislava.
NATIONAL SLOVAK THEATRE
Questo edificio neorinascimentale fu costruito nel 1886 secondo i progetti dei maestri viennesi F. Fellner e H. Helmer, in sostituzione del più vecchio edificio teatrale. Fino ad ora è stato riservato per l'opera, per il teatro e per il balletto. Davanti al teatro si trova una delle più antiche fontane della città, la fontana di Ganymede, opera di Viktor Tilgner del 1888.
Jewel of the rococò architecture from the 1770. Today it is the center of the Bratislava Civic Gallery, with one section dedicated to the painting and the sculpture from the 17th to the 19th century, until arriving to the contemporary Slovak art.
CHURCH OF ST ELIZABETH (Alzbetinky)
The church, with to the convent, was made to construct by the Cardinal Imrich Esterhazy in 1739-43, and consecrated the only been born saint to Bratislava, saint Elizabeth of Hungary.
CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY (Trinitarians)
The church has been constructed like copy of the church of St. Peter in Vienna, in 1717-43. It frescoes on the cupola in the presbytery are work of A. Galli Bibiena, Italian baroque's painter. The inner ones with fresco to it in the churches of Holly Trinity and of St. Elizabeth represent the apex of the baroque in Centeral Europe.
HOUSE OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD
This four-storey rococo house was built in the 1760s to fill a wedge-shaped area between two converging streets. It has an extremely narrow front, one room and a staircase wide, and is regarded as one of the most attractive houses in Bratislava. It got its name from the statue of Christ ("the Good Shepherd") inset into the corner of the building. Today it houses a Clock Museum with a unique exhibition of sixty historical clocks.
The former summery residence of the archbishop Hungarian of Esztergom, the palace has been reconstructed second the plans of F.A. Hillebrandt in 1761-65 on the ruins of a rinascimentale castle of XVII the century. Today the palace is the residence of Slovak government.
The gothic church with a nave and two side aisles and with one neogothic tower. This church, is the most ancient of the city, was constructed between 1280 and 1297. To the inside are found the beautiful Chapel of St. John and the reliquia of the St. Reparato from Nola.
CHAPEL OF ST CATHERINE
St Catherine’s Chapel was built at the request of Cistercian monk František of Colomba in 1311, on what is now Michalská Street. The chapel belonged to the Cistercian Order until the beginning of the 16th century, when it passed to the Capuchins. The interior is original Gothic and the façade is in the Classicist style. The main altar incorporates a picture of St Catherine and statues of St Francis and St Anne, while a side altar is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
This large late-Renaissance church was built by Pressburg's German protestant community in 1636-1638 but confiscated from them in 1672 and given to the Jesuits the following year. The interior includes a beautiful rococo pulpit by Ľudovít Gode, a pupil of sculptor Georg Rafael Donner, and altar paintings by Franz Xaver Palko.
MOZART HOUSE (Palffy Palace)
In this house, in 1762, W. A. Mozart as a 6 years old gave one of its first concerts.
CHURCH OF ST ELIZABETH
Church in Art Nouveau constructed in 1913 e 1919, is one of the young and beautiful churches in Bratislava. Exterior facade are is decorated with blue majolica tiles and together with the blue glazed tiles on the roof were the inspiration for the churche's name the Blue Church.