Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bratislava

St. Martin's Cathedral is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bratislava. It was consecrated in 1452 and sits on the edge of the city's historic Old Town district just below Bratislava Castle.

Bratislava Castle sits high on a rocky hill overlooking the Danube and next to Old Town,

At the end of this street is Michael's Gate, the only city gate that has been preserved of the medieval fortifications of Bratislava. It was built around the year 1300.

A beautiful example of Slovakian crystal that I bought in one of the shops in Old Town. It's small, only about 3 inches tall. I couldn't resist!

Seen outside another shop in Old Town.

The Old Town Hall was built in the 14th century and is the oldest city hall in the country and one of the oldest stone buildings in Bratislava. The tower was built in 1370.

The Slovak National Theatre on Hviezdoslav Square built in 1885-1886.

One of the many cute little shops in the Old Town district.


The capital and largest city in Slovakia, Bratislava was the first stop on our Danube River cruise after leaving Budapest. We spent the afternoon walking around the Old Town district and also did a little shopping.

Linking to Tom's Tuesday's Treasures.

15 comments:

Lowell said...

I just love these photos. Talk about an interesting city - charming and quaint and elegant and beautiful! 1300? Really? How do these places last so long? If a building lasts 30 years here, we consider that a real feat! :) Again, I must rave about the quality of your photographs - the sharpness, the striking colors, the composition...you could give lessons!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias de Bratislava.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

The city is well preserved, you give us an excellent view of all the old buildings and streetviews.

BeachGypsy said...

Hi there Lois, these are amazing pictures, i like the last one best I think--i like pictures that tell a story. Glad you enjoyed Tansy's post, LOL Like you, I wish I had kept ALL MY barbies, and Francie and Skipper and even my Kens, LOL I would love to have the convertible car, not sure where that ended up over the years. It came out in around 1966 or so I think. It was a orangy peach color. Did you have Francie? Midge?

Tom said...

...Lois, what wonderful sights! I invite you to share at Tuesday's Treasures.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I so enjoy enjoy seeing all your architectural images Lois.. j'adore your crystal purchase, you were so good not to get too carried away ­čśÇ

Marleen said...

That city is really worth a visit. Beautiful buildings and streets.
I like the small crystal glass that you bought!

Sandra said...

I am back and I missed blogging so much. that crystal is gorgeous. I love crystal. the buildings are mind blowing, as is the years they were built. so beautiful... love the pig tooooooooooo

Adam said...

King piggy

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots! I would love to see Bratislava someday.

Sharon Anck said...

Such a pretty city. Your photos are making me want to go there.

Tanya Breese said...

wow amazing to see something so old! just beautiful! love your piece of crystal too!

RedPat said...

Such wonderful pics, Lois! I love Michael's Gate! Thanks for the tour you are giving us!

Christine said...

Jaw dropping beauty on every hand! The age of the buildings is amazing & they are so well preserved!

bill burke said...

What beauty this city has. Stunning photos Lois, I am impressed on the age and beauty of these buildings. Wow!