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20th Century Free Tour - A Bratislava's Dark History

Duration: 2h and 15min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on January 07, 2019

Hi everyone! Welcome to Bratislava and enjoy with our Discover Bratislava - Free walking tours. All of our guides are locals and licensed, who speak multiple languages. We are currently the best rated tour company in Bratislava and we offer 4 different tours.

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

On this tour you will explore the alternative, not so nice, history of Slovakia and Bratislava. During 50 years of the 20th century, we were a dictatorship. During the 2nd world war, the country of Slovakia was on the side of the axis, and after the war we became the eastern block, however both regimes hurt many people. We will visit the monuments, squares (Stalin Square, Gottwald Square), unique buildings (upside down pyramid), last standing synagogue and many more. (There is some reconstruction near the sites we visit, please keep this in mind)

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Highlights

What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Františkánske námestie 7, 811 01 Brat...
    Františkánske námestie 7, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
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    Between the large tree and the fountain of a lady with a jug. Next to Vintage Shop (Google maps)

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Slovak Radio Building
  • 2
    Outside visit
    SNP Square
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Námestie slobody
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Synagóga Bratislava
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Presidential Palace

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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4.76
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4.85
Fun
4.57
Expression
4.78
Quality
4.81
Route
4.68
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Meagan 04 Jun 2024
Philadelphia

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Travelled alone - Jun 2024
Very interesting tour. The guide was a PhD student who knew his history very well. Recommend!
Suzanne 26 May 2024
Chicago

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
This was the best tour we ever had. Matej was so interactive and informative. We learned so much about Bratislava and Slovakia. Highly recommend!
Neil 20 May 2024
Stowe

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
We had Jacob for the tour and he is a true professional guide. He developed this particular tour and was very knowledgeable about all aspects of 20th century Slovak and Bratislava history. Not a most typical tourist tour of hitting the usual highlights, but much more in-depth about one aspect of the City. Highly recommend especially if you have an interest in history.
Catherine 19 May 2024
Hong Kong

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Amazing tour! We learned a lot from just 2 hours walking. We went to places where we wouldn’t visit ourselves. Thank you Pavel for sharing your stories and insights! We really enjoyed it
Tori 16 May 2024
Tulsa

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Wonderful overview of Bratislava in the 20th century — really appreciated the personal stories Marek added to the tour. Can recommend!
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Who is this tour for?

Accessibility
Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Groups
Does not accept large group reservations.
Pets
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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