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Bratislava had some of the most beautiful stretches of buildings I've seen around Europe. As the city wasn't destroyed during the war, many of the grandiose facades are still around.

The city hall and the church behind it hold fine examples of the glazed roof tiles that used to adorn the tops of buildings all throughout the region (famous examples remain on the roofs of churches in Budapest and Zagreb)

But while there are plenty of ornate sights, there are also the occasional 'cute old building,' like the one above (near the cathedral) with replicas of famous paintings over the window coverings, as well as some that have seen better days.

Through the winding streets, the gate tower looms over a smaller square, and the national performance hall sits at the end of a long mostly-pedestrian zone.

Whew. After all that walking around, an outdoor cafe is a welcome sight...

Bratislava: Castle - Churches - Statues and Fountains - Buildings

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