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Old February 28th, 2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Here we are, Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is a historical town with more than two-thousand-year old rich history. On the other hand, it still ranks among the youngest cities of Europe that is just gradually discovered by visitors.
Last year, Bratislava was visited by 29 per cent of foreign visitors more than within the same period of the previous year. Bratislava belongs to trendy destinations of city tourism also due to the fact it is safe, still reasonable and manageable in terms of prices.
And maybe you dont know, but within 1536 – 1830, there were crowned 11 austro-hungarian kings and queens in the Dome of St. Martin, when the capital city of Hungary - Buda was occupied after a tragic battle with Turks at Mohac in 1526.
The period of highest upswing of the town is represented by the time of reign of Maria-Theresa (1740 - 1780). Since her accession to the throne, construction office of the Hungarian Royal Chamber started directing construction development in the town, controlling especially construction of public buildings (palace of Hungarian Royal Chamber, Water barracks and others). Large construction arrangements were also made in the castle that became a representative royal seat (not that of its Hungarian vice-regent) and a centre of social and political life of top level.

Bratislava, capital city of the Slovak Republic, is situated in Central Europe. It is stretching on both banks of the Danube-river, the second biggest river in Europe, and at the foot of the mountains of Small Carpathians. Bratislava spreads at the borders of three countries, neighbouring with Hungary in the south and Austria in the west. In administrative terms, the town is divided in 5 districts and 17 city parts.
Population: 446,819


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Old February 28th, 2005, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old February 28th, 2005, 12:25 PM   #4
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Very lovely!!!
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Old February 28th, 2005, 12:48 PM   #6
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Old February 28th, 2005, 03:47 PM   #7
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Thanks for these pics!
Bratislava is looking great.

Ands its great to have you back, Peter, havent seen you in Euroscrapers for some time!
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Old February 28th, 2005, 03:59 PM   #8
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Thanks for these pics!
Bratislava is looking great.

Ands its great to have you back, Peter, havent seen you in Euroscrapers for some time!
well, I started to "work" so I have some time for making threads anyway, thanks, it nice to see, that someone remember me
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Old February 28th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #9
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great looking city!!!
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Old March 1st, 2005, 02:51 AM   #10
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Thanks Peter for sharing Bratislava with us. The wait if finally over.

It is a very beautiful city and is very similar in appearance to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia.

I love that castle and the beautiful setting on the Danube.

Bratislava has some great modern skyscrapers and I will surely visit your city when I get a chance.

Do have any more pics of buildings/streets in the city centre?
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Old March 1st, 2005, 04:52 AM   #11
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Beautiful city, thanks for this thread. WHy don't you repost it in the EE section as well? Not a lot of people visit this Classical forum

Is the observation deck of that bridge working now, and how much does it cost to go up there?
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very beautiful city, the historical center is very well preserv
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Old March 1st, 2005, 12:44 PM   #13
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Is the observation deck of that bridge working now, and how much does it cost to go up there?
as far as I know, the reconstruction of the observation deck should be done by summer this year - there will be a restaurant... and how much? I dont know, maybe nothing? Iīll let you know :-) but it canīt be more than 2 EUR
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I love Bratislava !!! Great city with spirit, very EUROPEAN !!!! SLovakia is developing very fast and it is seen on this pix !!!!

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