Bratislava (former Pressburg) is the capital of Slovakia since the country's independence in 1993. Located in the heart of Europe, the city is just 60 km from Vienna and is very near the Czech and Hungarian borders. Despite being one of the smallest capitals of the continent, Bratislava radiates through its museums, theaters, universities and famous philharmonic orchestra. To see and do in Bratislava: Arriving in Bratislava, Scent of a Woman or a little longer, the visit of the historical center of the city is a must. Entirely pedestrian and lively all year, it keeps track of the influence of the different peoples that have dominated the region in history, as evidenced by the Hotel de Ville which includes buildings constructed during 14th and 15th centuries. The mixture of styles is particularly striking in this city where the remains of medieval fortifications alongside the baroque palaces of the 18th and art nouveau buildings. Many of these monuments are also open to visitors, as well as many museums. Moreover, we can not start from Bratislava without visiting some of the most remarkable churches in the country, including the gothic St. Martin where were crowned 19 kings, or an Art Nouveau-style church called the Blue Church . Main events: The country, predominantly Catholic, admits many religious festivals. Besides the Epiphany, Easter, Halloween and Christmas are holidays all over Europe, Slovaks celebrate as their Czech neighbors the feast of Saints Cyril and Methodius on 5 July. Known as the Apostles of the Slavs, the two brothers were evangelized by the Roman Church in Central Europe. The corners where to sleep: To take advantage of his stay in Bratislava, it is better to stay downtown in one of the many hotels that make up the city. There are indeed of all categories and for all budgets, and a number of residences, pensions and