Bratislava Travel

Bratislava Street Art

Exploring street art in Bratislava.

Bratislava has a surprising amount of street art.

One of the reasons why I love street art is because I feel that it has the potential to ask important questions as well as transform the urban environment. Unlike graffiti, it requires a fair amount of skill and exists for its audience and is an important creative outlet for local artists.


Street art without a permit and graffiti are considered a crime in Bratislava but there is one place in the city where you can spray paint the walls legally – Janíkov dvor in Petržalka. You can buy spays at the Rooftop shop which also happens to be a meeting place for the street art community.

One of the main supporters of street art in Bratislava and in Slovakia is ArtAttack. They have their own clothing and music label as well as their own magazine. They also organise various street art gatherings.

Bratislava Street Art Festival takes place every June and lasts three days, attracting both local and foreign artists.

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Továrenská Street was once a place dedicated to street art but most of the pieces have disappeared due to rapid development in the area. These last few images are of what remains today.


Always with love,









2 comments on “Bratislava Street Art

  1. what a colorful album! 🙂
    that one with an old officer guy is like a combination of graffiti, caricature and street art..
    most especially, i liked the detail (air conditioner) you focused on first work.

    and i found this post from links you mentioned:
    some kinds of colored stairs were a trend in istanbul too, at one time 🙂


    • Yes! I have seen photographs of those colored stairs in Istanbul but sadly I wasn’t able to photograph them myself. Something to look for on my next visit 🙂


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