Bratislava

A few shots from Bratislava, Slovakia yesterday. Now in the village of Lubochna, on the edge of Velka Fatra National Park, to begin tracking wolf, lynx and wild cat populations with Biosphere Expeditions over the next couple of days. -18 degrees C daytime temperatures expected tomorrow….

Statue of Napoleonic soldier leaning on bench, one of several humorous statues which grace the streets of the Slovak capital, in the Main Square (Hlavne namestie), Bratislava

Grassalkovich Palace (built 1760-65 for Count Anton Grassalkovich, now the residence of the President of Slovakia), Bratislava

Gargoyle above doorway on Michalska Street, near St Michael’s Gate, Bratislava

‘Schoene Naci’ (‘Handsome Ignatius’, based on local resident Ignac Lamar), on the Korzo, Bratislava

Jesuit Church, next to the old Town Hall in Bratislava

Sculpture on the entrance to the Museum of the History of the City of Bratislava (housed in the Old Town Hall), from Primacialne namestie, Bratislava
In Bratislava I stayed at the Mercure Centrum – very conveniently located just 10 minutes walk from St Michael’s Gate, 3 minutes walk from the railway station and on the route of the #61 bus to the airport.
Photos © Rudolf Abraham. No unauthorized use.

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Comments

  1. I’ve never been to Bratislava before but every time I read a post about the city it usually comes with images of funny-looking statues (like the ones in this post of yours). I guess it’s such an interesting city after all, and worth a visit. Great shots!

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