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Planning a short break to Bratislava? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in Bratislava. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to Bratislava. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Castle

The castle is situated on Castle Hill and was built around the 10-11th century. The castle was almost completely destroyed in 1811 due to a fire and was left abandoned in ruins until the 1950's.The castle was reconstructed a couple of years later and is now home to the Slovak National Museum. The castle has also in previous years been the home of the President of the Slovak Republic.

The National Slovak Museum

The museum is located on Vajanskeho nabrezie 2. It features a great selection of historical items from ancient Slovak. On display is a collection of artifacts which consists of about a large amount of items from The Czek Republic and Slovak, the majority of items ranging between the 19th and 20th centuries.

The museum is open Tue - Sun from 9am - 5pm.

Devin Hotel

The hotel is located on the banks of the Danube river and was designed by the Slovakian architect Emil Belus. The hotel offers its guest a large number of amenities such as a lovely indoor swimming pool with a pool side bar, a sauna, a steam room and massage treatment facilities to name but a few.

The rooms are gorgeously decorated with dark wood furniture and leather chairs and feature beautiful views of the Danube river and of the town of Bratislava. The rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, full bathrooms, a minibar, a TV and direct telephone lines.

St. Michael

Located on 22 Michalska road. Once you reach the top of the tower, you are in for a wonderful surprise. Here you will find the most magnificent views of the Old Town. It is also home to the Arms and Municipal Fortifications Museum, which as the name says, offers a wonderful exhibition of historical arms.

Opening hours are Tue - Fri 10 am - 5 pm and Sat - Sun 11am - 6pm.

Museum of Jewish Culture

The museum is located on Zidovska street and acts as a private institution which is part of the Slovak National Museum. It is situated inside a 17th century Renaissance-style mansion. Exhibits display the history and culture of Jews living in Slovak. Also on display is a section which is dedicated to the Holocaust and furnishings of a Synagogue. The museum is open daily (excluding Saturdays) from 11am - 5pm.

The Museum of the Gas industry

The museum is located on Mlynske nivy 44/a. The historical gas works building is the home of the museum and documents the history of the gas industry. The museum features more than 300 artifacts, which include items such as documentary materials from history, photographs, period documents, professional literature, gas magazines and video's.

Visits are to be arranged in advance and can be done by contacting the museum on Tel: (+421) 2 5869 2733. The museum is open Mon - Thu from 10am - 4pm and Fri 10am - 2:30pm.

Slovak National Gallery

The gallery is located on Esterhazyho palac. The gallery museum is home to a vast selection of art, ranging from categories such as Gothic art, jewelry, toys and wooden objects, glass art, ceramics, 19th century Slovak paintings and drawings, photography, 20th century European paintings and art textiles to name only a few. One of the particular highlights of the gallery is the display of a collection of stage and costume designs which was started in 1979.

The museum is open Tue - Sun from 9am - 5pm and is closed on Mondays.

For more information visit www.sng.sk

Meulensteen Art museum

The museum is situated on the banks of the Danube river. The museum features a very romantic atmosphere, as it is almost completely surrounded by water. Not only is it the perfect place to enjoy a large selection of contempory art, but is also a wonderful place from which guests can purchase beautiful art. The museum is also home to a selection of events which are held throughout the year.

The museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm. For more information visit www.danubiana.sk

City of Bratislava Gallery

The gallery is located on Panska 19. The gallery was established in 1958 and features a stunning collection of paintings and sculptures. These include paintings dating back to 16th and 18th centuries, as well as Dutch and Flemish art from the 17th and 18th century. Also on display are samples of unique English tapestries dating back to the 17th century. The museum also features a collection of more than 8500 paintings.

The museum is open daily from 10am - 6pm.

Police Museum

The museum is located on Gundulicova 2 and is situated near the Presidential Palace. The museum is run by the Interior Ministry and features an awesome depiction of the history of the Slovak Police service. It also gives visitors a look at the current situation of the Slovak Police. A particular highlight of the museum is a comprehensive guide of the history of criminology in Slovak.

The museum is open Tue - Sat from 10am - 5pm.

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