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The most significant symbol of the city - the Bratislava castle - is located in the very center of Bratislava. Its interesting design with four towers on each side shapes the panorama of Bratislava from every angle.
The castle obtained the rare shape already in in the 9th century but the strategic position has been held much earlier. Since the mid-16th century, when Bratislava became the coronation city of the Hungarian Kingdom, council meetings enganged the castle and the coronation jewels were stored here. In 1811 the castle burnt down and was reconstructed only in the 60s. It is has become a national cultural monument since 1961. Currently it is still being partially reconstructed , yet accessible for the visitors.
Nowadays, castle hosts many expositions and is an ideal place for walks with beautiful surroundings and views.
A direct connection by trolleybus number 203 and 207 is established. The stop is called "Hrad" (Castle) and is located only 2 minute walk from the castle. Both buses are going through the city center.
There is a possibility to access the castle via 3 gates:
There is a newly built parking house called "Hrad" for 276 cars just nearby the castle on the Námestie Alexandra Dubčeka (see the map). It is a paid parking, where you shall pay something around 1-2€ per 30 minutes.
A non-paid parking is located under the castle in front of the club called Subclub. However, it is quite difficult to find it and not to miss the entrance (see the map). On the other hand, you can still try to park the car in some of the near-by streets like "Zámocká", "Zochova" or "Svoradova".
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