In the twentieth century the city of Bratislava quickly became a metropolis with about half a million inhabitants and an important economic center. Today is one of the fastest urban growth in Europe, plus one of the youngest cities in the continent. Probably few of you know that, under the name of Pressburg, was one of the most important cities of Autre-Hungarian Empire.
This is a place where many nationalities converge. There is a saying in the city that claims it is a true inhabitant of Bratislava who knows four languages: Slovak, German, Hungarian and yogi. Until 1980 you could hear in the city and its people could say in one sentence of a language other than words.
That is what is understood as the language in Bratislava yogi.
Bratislava lies on the Danube, in Slovakia, and the ancient crossroads of trade routes from the heart of Europe. It was the home of the Celts, Romans and Slavs. The golden age of the city corresponds with the reign of Maria Theresa, crowned Queen of Hungary’s Cathedral in Bratislava, which also topped over 300 years, more than 10 Hungarian kings from the throne.
The rich mix of cultures and nations not only left his mark on the language, but customs, traditions, lifestyle and cuisine. In Bratislava you can enjoy one of the most favorite customs in the city: the coffee. Visit the area’s cafes Korzo, which combines elegance with charm, a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere Observaréis. And that Bratislava does not have access to the sea.
Nowadays Bratislava is experiencing a real boom. Large buildings stand out from the city center. Experts consider it one of the most unknown and most future of Europe. The historical center will be mesmerized by his nostalgic spirit. The tone of pastel palaces built by the European nobility, the major sources in the most crowded places, the small Gothic churches and narrow streets make up one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Bratislava is considered the city of music. In the past, the great composers like Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, lived and performed here. Today, the National Opera Theater of Slovakia is one of the world’s best known for his classical performances. The historic building of the National Theater’s opera or the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra is often used for major international events.
Besides music and opera Slovakia, Bratislava has over 20 exhibition galleries permanently from ancient and modern art, plus many interesting temporary exhibitions. Among the most important cultural attractions you can see the original Passage.
Currently held in the city many cultural events. Among them the best known are the Bratislava Music Festival in September and Bratislava Jazz Days in October. Although the celebration at the grassroots level remains the celebration of New Year, known by the nickname Welcome to Partyslava.
All this is to discover that any city, no matter how small or unknown to us it seems, has its true charms. Bratislava, as unknown as dazzling as a cosmopolitan and cultural.
How to get there?
The best way is to Bratislava by plane across the line SkyEurope, which connects directly with the Slovak capital Barcelona. You can also get there by train, being united with other border cities such as Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Warsaw and Zurich. Even the airport in Vienna there is a bus that departs Bratislava. You can also opt for a beautiful boat ride across the Danube between Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest.