Old town - Staré mesto
This is the smallest part of all the Bratislava parts, however, with the highest population density of cca 4 000 inhabitants in 1 km2
It is a hearth of Bratislava, a cultural, political, social and tourist center. You will not feel alone on this street for sure. It is full of people, and to hear a foreigner voice is not an unusual thing. Bratislava is often called a "large village" by the local people, because you cannot walk down the street without meeting a person you know. However, do not except the masses like in other metropolitan cities.
Many shops can be found here, mainly on the main street called Obchodná. This could be translated like a shopping street and the name totally describes its character. Of course you can find here also many bars, pubs, fastfoods and restaurant. Another famous shopping place is Eurovea shopping center.
Except important government institutions, a lot of companies have seat here. It is often considered as a prestige address. Because of this, there is more employees than inhabitants in the dialy average.
- St. Martin's Cathedral - the largest and one of the oldest churches in Bratislava
- St Michael's gate and tower
- Bratislava castle - the symbol of Bratislava
- New bridge with another symbol of "UFO" restaurant
- Primate's Palace - the seat of the Mayor of Bratislava
- Original and new Slovak National Theatre
- Medical's garden
In the center of the center there is a Main square connected by the narrow streets with the other smaller squares. During the winter the Christmas markets take part in here. It is usual to visit these market to taste a national food, meet with friends and family and eventually buy a small gift. Also in the summer you can find a lot of fun in the center.
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