Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. This city on the Danube River has roots that go back to before the days of the Roman Empire. Since the collapse of the communist regime, under which the beautiful city suffered, Bratislava has been undergoing a restoration of its former glory. Whether you come here for a holiday or a weekend, Bratislava has much to offer in the way of history, culture, entertainment and wonderful cuisine. If you go to St. Michael’s Gate, the only medieval gate still standing, you can climb the tower for a terrific view of the Old Town. Here there is also a very interesting Museum of Historic Weapons.
Take time to see the Palace of Leopold de Pauli. St. Martin’s Cathedral, completed in 1452 after a century of construction, is said to contain the bones of St. John the Evangelist. Visitors will want to see the Hrad (castle) and while there, look into the Hunger Tower and Torture Chamber.