With a fascinating 1,500-year history and rich cultural elements, Bratislava is one of New Europe’s most exciting destinations. An evolving metropolis, Bratislava is home to a rich mix of peoples, customs and cuisines. As the capital of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava has become a city of contrasts where old blends with new. The vast range of interesting attractions includes Baroque palaces and Gothic treasures. The envy of many cities, the pace here is leisurely with welcoming cafés, top eateries and unparalleled hospitality.