City foundation:

9th century


428.791 inhabitants


8918,82 Km2


3.241,50 inhab./km2


Dividing the city:

5 districts



Andrej Durkovský





Bratislava is the capital of the Slovak Republic and the country's largest city with a population about 429,000. Bordering Austria and Hungary, it is the only national capital that borders two independent countries. Bratislava is a political, cultural, and economic centre of Slovakia, the seat of the Slovak president, the parliament, and the executive branch of the government.

After World War II, Czechoslovakia field under Russian influence. After unsuccessful uprising in 1968 against communist’s regime, it finally collapsed in 1989 and Czechoslovakia became democratic country. After the split of Czechoslovakia Bratislava became a capital again in 1993. Slovakia joined both NATO and the EU in the spring of 2004 and introduced the Euro in 2009. Slovakia has made significant economic reforms since its separation from the Czech Republic in 1993.


From the photography exhibition

Illah van Oijen, Klariská street, Bratislava 2008–2009

Advertising is a form of communication that typically attempts to persuade potential customers to purchase or to consume more of a particular brand of product or service


Maroš Krivý, (p)reparations, Bratislava 2008–2009


All the new constructions may be perceived as reversed ruins