Bratislava Travel

Bratislava: The Week that Was (Part One)

Presidential Palace Gardens, Medieval Streets & Communist Structures.

The week that was included visiting Bratislava’s Presidential Palace Gardens and communist structures as well as exploring medieval streets. Here is my week in photographs.

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I love the red decorative elements on this building located at 11 Štefánikova just across from the Presidential Palace gardens in Bratislava. The yellow sculpture is a piece of modern art in the Presidential Palace gardens.

The facade of Kostol Zvestovania

The facade of Kostol Zvestovania – Bratislava’s oldest church – founded in the 13th century and restored in the 18th century with opulent baroque decor.

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Kapitulská is one of the oldest streets in the Bratislava’s Old Town. Most of the buildings here date back to medieval times and belong to the Catholic Church. Many have fallen into a sad state of disrepair after being confiscated during Communism however the lack of repair means that you can still see many of the original medieval features.

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A plaque on the Pállfy’s Palace facade on Ventúrska street bringing attention to the fact that Mozart performed a concert in the palace when he was six years old.

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A set of socialist sculptures at the entrance of Bratislava’s Presidium of the Police Force.

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Fountain of Union in Bratislava’s Freedom Square.

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On the left a sculpture that is part of the Bratislava’s Istropolis complex. On the right is a sculpture by Tibor Bartfay entitled Hiroshima. He was one of the most influential modern art sculptors in Slovakia.

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View of the Ursuline Church and Convent named after the order of the sisters of St Ursula, who arrived in Bratislava in 1672.

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The large Socialist Realist fresco by František Gajdoš painted in 1960 and located in the central hall of the main Bratislava railway station.

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Because I am such an avid photographer I have decided to do a weekly post showcasing all the random photographs I took during the week while exploring the city. This is the official first post in this series. 🙂

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2 comments on “Bratislava: The Week that Was (Part One)

  1. Interesting photos, you have really found a mix of several of the aspects of the city. Especially between the old historic parts and the communist heritage. 🙂

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