Welcome to Bratislava

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is located southwestern Slovakia on the borders with Austria and Hungary. It is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Known as Pressburg to German-speakers or Pozsony to Hungarian-speakers, Bratislava got its present name only since 1919. But the city has a long and proud history that dates back to pre-Roman times.

The city was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary, a part of the larger Habsburg Monarchy territories and became a coronation town and the seat of kings and all major organisations and offices. Eleven Hungarian kings and queens were crowned at St. Martin's Cathedral including The Queen Maria Theresa.

For many people still known as a part of former Czechoslovakia, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia becoming more and more popular city, modern and young so called “Partyslava” or “BARtislava”.

Bratislava cultural events - Event calendar


Bratislava cultural events

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Bratislava is full of great cultural events and celebrations that can really enhance your stay while here.

Annually in Bratislava are held many other cultural events. Among them the best-known are Bratislava Music Festival (BHS) in September and Bratislava Jazz Days (BJD) in spring and autum. BHS musical celebration highlights the best of the best from Beethoven to classic and new jazz. Different philharmonic groups travel from all over even the U.S. to perform at these series.

The majority of tickets cost about 4 € but for special performances could be up to 38 €. You can book them on-line with Ticketportal or Eventim.

One of the major event that locals and tourists love is the Organ Music Days in August which take place at the castle. Even if this is not your music of choice it is a great way to see the tradition of this culture.

Cultural Summer including Film Festival at Main Square starts in July and runs through September. Meet up to catch a flick, drink some wine and enjoy interlude musical performances. Even if you don't understand the movie chances are you'll meet some great people sitting around you.

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Film festivals

Anual Coronation Ceremony in Bratislava

Coronation Ceremony in Bratislava

Every year in September Bratislava returns hundreds years back to the time of the Renaissance for the Coronation Ceremony. It is the largest cultural event in Slovakia and boasts a cast of hundreds.

Experience the crowning ceremony which takes place over three days where you can enjoy the crowning of a former Hungarian King in St Martin's Dome. Take part in the royal procession. Watch the dubbing of the knights of the Golden Stirrup, witness the royal oath and join in the grand feast. There are over 200 actors in costumes, more than 150 artisans, a jousting tournament and wine pouring out of a fountain. There are also other related events taking place in Slovakia. So come and enjoy the exceptional atmosphere in the streets of the Old Town.

Vienna cultural events

Take a trip to Vienna and search for cultural events there:

Exhibitions in Vienna
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