Is the capital of Slovakia. It’s also called as the Beauty upon the river Danube. It is situated at the foot of Small Carpatians and the confluence of two rivers /of Danube and Morava/. Originally it was century Bratislava became an important town of the Great Moravia Empire. West of Old Town towers the monumental Castle of Bratislava. In the 15th century the first Slovak university, Academia Istropolitana was established. For some years Bratislava became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the coronation town. The Hungarian kings and queens were coronated in the Gothic Minster of St. Martin.
In the building of the University Library in the Michal Street the Hungarian assembly used to hold it meetings. The visitors of Bratislava can learn about its history in museums the Slovak National Museum. Town Museum in the Main Square inside the Old Town Hall. In the Castle of Bratislava itself there are the greatest treasures of the ancient history.
The largest palace of the town is called Primacialny Palace, built in classicist-baroque-style. There is a picture gallery presenting exposition of European paintings. There is a unique collection of 6 tapestries inspired by the ancient Greek mythology. They were found hidden behind the wallpaper during the reconstruction in the 20 cent. The Mirror Hall is one of the most beautiful rooms of the Primacialny Palace in which the PRESSBURG PEACE TREATY was signed in 1805.
Count Mirbach donated to the town his palace built in rococo style. It was turned into a picture gallery displaying permanent modern Slovak art and other exhibitions of European paintings and sculptures of the 19th cent.
Another picture gallery seats in the Palace /classicist style/ beautiful rococo staircase+ceilings.
The Slovak National Gallery is situated close to the river Danube.
In the front park of the SNG the visitors can admire modern sculptures Inside the galleries there is the exhibition of the Slovak art from the 12th century up the present days. In Aponyni Palace there is an exposition of winemaking, the folkcostumes, the historical wine-bars.
Another museum of historical clocks stands opposite the Museum of historical crafts.
A historical pharmacy museum „U červeného Raka“ near the Michael Tower.
The most famous street of Bratislava is the Michael Street, which begins at Michaels Gate and Michaels Tower. It dates back to the 14th cent. From the gallery the visitors get a view of the Old Town. The Grasslkovick Palace is the seat of the President. Comenium University, the Slovak National theatre.