Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Bratislava



My first card from Slovakia happens to be a super cool multiview with a big artsy stamp!

Bratislava is the capital and largest city in Slovakia. It has a population of almost 415,000 and is the administrative, cultural and economic centre of the country.

Bratislava is a walking city. The center is very small and cosy and you can easily walk from one side to another in a few minutes. It has one of the smallest historical centers around but the charm is more concentrated. The streets have been completely renovated over the last ten years, bringing life back here. Since then a multitude of cafes, bars and restaurants of all kinds have opened here, accompanied by a few souvenir shops and fashion stores
Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit. The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet). Of a rather different architectural character are some of the communist-era buildings found in the modern parts of the city; a prime example is Petrzalka housing estate, the biggest Communist-era concrete-block housing complex in Central Europe, which stretches on endlessly just across the river. Move further east and there are plenty of rural places to explore. Farms, vineyards, agricultural land, and tiny villages are situated less than 50 km to the north and east. Today, Bratislava and its surroundings form the second-most prosperous region in Central and Eastern Europe.

─Äakujem Martina!

1 comment:

  1. I still regret that when I was in Bratislava I did't have any opportunity to buy a card

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