Bratislava Slovakia Travel VIDEO

Bratislava really doesn’t seem like a capital city, and to be honest I don’t think they should try to make it that way either. It’s good just the way it is. Nearly everything is within walking distance, large areas of the city are completely free of cars and the whole place has a small town feel to it. It’s a city which seems to make adults act a bit like kids again. Bratislava

Bratislava Slovakia Travel VIDEO

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The Little Big City of Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava likes to call itself ”The Little Big City” – perhaps because it’s a small city but still the capital of the country, forgotten by many, unknown to others, waiting in the shadows of the big neighboring capitals ”Vienna” and ”Budapest”. Even Bratislava’s airport is called “Vienna airport” by Ryan Air, despite being in another capital – let alone another country…But the capital city of Slovakia still tries hard to fit into those big shoes that capital cities are expected to wear, however it is not quite succeeding. The city really doesn’t seem like a capital city, and to be honest I don’t think they should try to make it that way either. It’s good just the way it is. Nearly everything is within walking distance, large areas of the city are completely free of cars and the whole place has a small town feel to it.

The Little Big City of Bratislava, Slovakia

The Little Big City of Bratislava, Slovakia

It’s a city which seems to make adults act a bit like kids again.

Everywhere on the streets you see these quirky, fun statues and people in all ages playing and posing with them, taking silly photos and showing off to their friends.

On the main square there was some small local celebration going on with mideval games on the streets, stalls with traditional snacks and a stage where dance groups dressed from top to toe in incredible folk lore dresses were dancing traditional Slovakian folk dance. These kind of events always enhance the experience of a city, and we got a great insight to the traditions and folklore of Slovakia. We also saw A LOT of wedding couples…

blue church

blue church

You’d be amazed to know how many weddings we’ve accidentally attended during this trip, and even more wedding photography sessions. In Bratislava alone we saw 5 wedding couples around the churches, and accidentally attended a baptism celebration in a bright baby blue church, which on the inside looked just like a baby’s cradle. This bright blue church was a real fun and quirky touch, unlike any church I’ve seen. To me, this little capital was a colorful spot on the map, full of cafes with unforgettable thick custardy hot chocolates and fun surprises around every corner … really a great place to visit and explore for a few days.

16 Responses to Bratislava Slovakia Travel VIDEO

  1. Siddhartha Joshi October 9, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    I like the idea of a capital city where everything is reachable…and the video is great :)

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 11:42 am #

      Hey – thanks for the comment, yes this capital was VERY reachable only 1hr bus to Vienna in another country!

  2. Camila Navarro October 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Bratislava reminded me of the Baltic capitals, which I loved!

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 11:41 am #

      Bratislave for me was such a cute town, all those statues and the vibe – its great for a few days.

  3. Si @thedepartureboard.com October 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm #

    Hi guys, Another great video.  Looks like you enjoyed Bratislava more than I did, but that’s another story.  Have added the link to The Travel Bloggers Guide To Bratislava.

    Regards, Si

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 11:43 am #

      Hey Si, thanks for the comments about the video – yeah Bratislava isn’t for everyone :p our first time there ( a few years back) we didn’t really enjoy it either but I like to give places a second chance and Bratislava sort grew on us.

  4. Jeremy Albelda October 10, 2011 at 2:14 pm #

    Great Video!  I guess I’m going to have to take a video editing class at the local uni to get on par, adds a great human element to your blog…kudos.

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

      hahah thanks :p you also have a nice website, thanks for sharing it with  us – do you also create travel videos? love your welcome video :p

  5. lubos October 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    Great you guys got a chance to stop by Bratislava. I know it’s tough with limited travel time, but if you ever come back (or anyone here planning a visit), make sure to visit the places outside the capital. The real charm of Slovakia is in the mountains, and the many villages that dot them. There is a ton of hiking trails, plus castles, natural hot springs, ice caves, rafting, etc…

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

      Thanks, will definitely keep that in mind til next time we’re around that area, natural hot springs sounds nice :)

    • Sofia - As We Travel October 10, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

      Hey Lubos,

      Thanks for the comment, yeah we really wish we would have had more time in Slovakia to get out in the nature like you said – we might be moving down to Austria, so will make sure head back to Slovakia and explore more of the country and up in the mountains.

  6. Xplore4life October 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Bratislava, Slovakia is truly a great place. I read some good blogs about this city. However, here I got a great video. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Etalaze.net October 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    wow, Looks like you enjoyed Bratislava more than I did, but that’s another story. Is there any russian speaking people,  ;/ ?

  8. Silver Jewelry Jaipur October 22, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    beautiful and great video

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