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Discovering Bratislava

Discovering Man at work, Bratislava

Where : Man at work, Bratislava Discovering Man at work. Walking in Bratislava old town streets is a fun way to go back in time.  You'll find some funny histories behind each statue located in and around the main square. The most famous and really intriguing is called “Cumil – The watcher”.  The sign next to it says “Man at Work”.  There are a few explanations online on the “Welcome to Bratislava” website. The first rumour states that he's a typical communist era worker who is not bethered about the work he’s supposed to be doing.  Another rumour is that he’s looking under the women’s skirts, hahahah … We all know these types of stories.  But based on his smiling face,

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Discovering Bratislava Castle

Discovering Bratislava Castle, Bratislava

Where : Bratislava Castle Discovering Bratislava Castle, Bratislava Bratislava Castle is a short walking distance from the Old Town Square.  You'll easily spot the rectangular building located on top of the rocky hill beside the Danube river. On a beautiful day, it would be a great idea to walk, take some pictures and enjoy the gorgeous views.  Finally we were lucky, cause we could managed to enjoy our walk and got a last minute ticket just before they closed ! According to Wikipedia, the Castle was built from the 9th to the 18th century.  The building includes four towers, one on each corner, plus a courtyard. 'How was it' ? you ask... If we compare Bratislava Castle with others castles we

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Discovering Hlavné Namestie

Discovering Main Square (Hlavné námestie), Bratislava

Where : Main Square (Hlavné námestie) - Bratislava Discovering Hlavné námestie, Bratislava Bratislava is a small but really charming city.  The Hlavné Namestie, which translates to main square, will demonstrate just that.  There's a nice open space with beautiful architecture and colorful buildings.  You'll also find many restaurants, church, souvenirs stores and funny statues like Napoleon’s soldier.  According to the legend, the soldier was left behind by Napoleon’s army in 1805 when he fell in love with a local girl.  He seems quite famous since there was a small line to take pictures with him. Accessibility If you are planning to visit Bratislava you will find the main square quite easily.  Hlanvé Namestie also acts as a central hub, which can

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