Coronation Festivities 2022

29.07.2022 - 31.07.2022

History is not dead and kings have not completely disappeared. In the former royal city, the past will come alive again for the second time this year, this time under the auspices of the Bratislava Tourist Board.

Themed tours of the city, a coronation parade and a return to the days of knights await you 👇.

This time you can witness the coronations as they used to look like on the last three days of July. A coronation parade will march through the streets of the city, with participants in period costumes and with appropriate props to set the right mood.

This year, you can choose from three different routes. The routes lead either from Bratislava Castle to the place where the Coronation Hill was once located, or from the cathedral where the actual coronation ceremony took place to the Castle, or from the cathedral to the banks of the Danube, where the knights’ tournament takes place. All of the tours are one and a half to two hours long.

The first route leads from Bratislava Castle through the Baroque Garden and St Nicholas Gate to Beblavý Street, and then around the Holocaust Memorial to St Martin’s Cathedral and on via Chapter, Provostal, Ventúrska, Michael’s and White Streets around the Franciscan Church to Main Square and from there via Hviezdoslav Square to Ľudovít Štúr Square, where the Coronation Hill was located. This tour is only available in the Slovak language. You will find the tourist guides at the specified time next to the statue of Svätopluk in front of Bratislava Castle.

The second route leads from Rudnay Square via Provostal, Ventúrska and Saddler Streets to Main and Franciscan Squares, and from there via White, Michael’s, Capuchin and Castle Streets to the Castle. The guided tours on this route are available in Slovak, Ukrainian and Hungarian. The meeting point with the tourist guides will be the Anton Bernolák Monument on Rudnay Square in front of the cathedral.

The third route leads from St Martin’s Cathedral via Chapter, Provostal, Ventúrska and White Streets to Franciscan and Main Squares, and then around the former Fisherman’s Gate to Ľudovít Štúr Square and finally to Tyrš Embankment on the right bank of the Danube, where the knights’ tournament takes place. This tour is available in Slovak, English and German. The meeting point with the tourist guides is again the Anton Bernolák Monument on Rudnay Square in front of the cathedral.

On Friday and Sunday, you can take the first route from the Castle to Ľudovít Štúr Square. At the statue of Svätopluk in front of Bratislava Castle, Eva Čubríková will be waiting for you on 29 July at 5:00 p.m. and Adelinda Ježovicová on 31 July at 11:00 a.m. Both will take you through the most important places associated with the coronation of Maria Theresa, with commentary in Slovak. You can learn many interesting facts and historical contexts listening to them.

Location: Bratislava
Date: 29.07.2022 – 31.07.2022
Entrance: free

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Bratislava, Slovakia

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