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Bratislava's Main Square
Bratislava and surrounding
Architecture,  Monuments, Sculptures,  Squares, Parks, Gardens
Monuments, Sculptures, 
Squares, Parks, Gardens

Tourists who want to explore the city, first of all, go to its heart, to the main square. In Bratislava, this is the square named "Hlavné námestie" (Main Square), located in the historical center between the streets of "Sedlarskа" and "Radničná".

It is easily accessible on foot, while walking around the Old Town, or by tram. Throughout its history, it had different names like Market Square, Town Hall Square, and even Hitler Square.

The square is quite small and framed by beautiful historic buildings and palaces in different architectural styles. It organically combines buildings in the Renaissance, Baroque, Gothic, and classicism.

Besides, the shade of green trees in the square hides cozy restaurants, souvenir shops, wrought-iron benches, interesting sculptures. But the main decoration of the square is a beautiful Renaissance fountain with a statue of the Hungarian King Maximilian II.

This is an important place not only for the capital but also for the country, as it houses important political and cultural sites.

The most significant one is the unique historical structure of the Old Town Hall, which combines several buildings in different styles. Its highlight is the openwork yellow clock tower with a green roof, which dates back to the 13th century. This is one of the oldest buildings in Slovakia.

The embassies of Japan, Greece, and France are also located in the square.

One of the "tasty" attractions of the square is the legendary Café Mayer, which is more than 100 years old. The whole family will love it! The local chefs prepare sweets and pastries following old recipes, and the interior of the cafe corresponds to the magnificent 18th-century palace it is in.

The cozy and beautiful square is the main attraction for tourists who want to feel the historical spirit of the city. In December, it is decorated for Christmas and hosts festive fairs and folk festivals.

As it is located in the very heart of the city, there are numerous worth-visiting sights nearby: the Monument to the Plumber Chumil, the Episcopal Summer Palace, Franciscan Square, the Marian Column, and many others.

Address: Hlavné námestie

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