Day 6: Bratislava
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Because we had liked Bratislava so much the previous night and felt like we needed some rest (this was a holiday after all), we decided not to head to Devin Castle and just stay in the city.
It was sunny and warm, for the first time on this trip. We had breakfast at 'Sybila' on Kapucinska, and then, to avoid the problems of the previous day, bought bus tickets to get to the train station the next day.
And then we just walked and enjoyed the compact city center of Bratislava and its many, often hilarious bronze sculptures. We walked down Michalska, went to St. Martin's Cathedral, back to the Town Hall and the Primate's Palace, the Slovak National Theatre and then along the river to the famous Blue Church, which looked like a wedding cake from a Disney movie.
We returned to Hviezdoslavovo Namestie, where we had lunch and then decided to head up the hill to the castle.
The view from up there was nice, but the castle itself was undergoing renovation work and was consequently off-limits and rather boring.
After a while, we went back down and to the hotel for a shower.
We had a rather uninteresting dinner, but afterwards retreated to the Parada Bar, and enjoyed the summer evening with a beer and a glass of wine, watching the people walk by.
Bratislava was the big question mark of this trip. We didn't really know what to expect. We didn't know if it was a good idea to stop here for a day. Well it was. We fell in love with this little big town. It wasn't overrun with tourists yet, prices were moderate and everyone was extremely friendly, even if we sometimes hit the language barrier. I have a strong feeling we will be back some day.