Shopping in Bratislava
The prices are good, the possibilities are on the rise and that means you can do some great shopping here in Bratislava. Whether it's fashion, antiques, wine or quality Slovak produce, or just wandering large shopping malls, Bratislava offers it all.
Old Town shopping
Walking the Korzo (Sedlarska, Michalska) and surrounding streets (Laurinska, Obchodna), you will find plenty of charming antique shops, art shops featuring glass, porcelain, furniture, jewellery and clothing; local souvenir and gift shops, wooden kiosks on the Main square with traditional folk products and wine shops with excellent Slovak wines. Enjoy the specific atmosphere of Bratislava's city centre!
On the weekend days, most shops are open till lunch time.
Most popular Bratislava shopping malls
- The shopping malls and their shops are open from 10:00 till 21:00 all week.
- The malls have their own parking lots which are usually free for 3 hours.
- Bratislava shopping malls include big clothing brands, food corners with cafés and restaurants, cinemas and children playground.
Polus City Center
Has a strategic position in the Nove mesto district and is about 3 km and 15 min from downtown by tram (N° 1, 2, 4) and bus (N° 50, 51, or 98). The surrounding are great for spending some time with family and friends too - Kuchajda lake, swimming pools and playgrounds are right there.
Located just behind the New bridge in Petrzalka district, at the edge of a beautiful Garden of Janko Kral. Coming from the city centre, take bus N° 83 or 84.
Grand shopping mall located near the Old Town (close to Safarikovo square and the Old bridge), on the riverside of Danube. Its position makes it an ideal leisure place. The complex also consists of apartments and offices. This is the most modern Bratislava's shopping centre.
Bratislava city markets - fresh produce & local goods
Experience true Slovak traditions and lifestyle by visiting one of Bratislava's farmer markets:
Central Market on Mileticova street
The largest Bratislava open air market is best on Saturday's morning, when locals bring their own production of vegetable, fruits and flowers to sell. Easily accessible by public transport (take bus to Saleziani stop).
Old Town Indoor Market (Stara Trznica)
Located on Namestie SNP, this once was a lovely and lively place with original design featuring plenty of food stands, souvenir shops and cafes. Today, several special events take place here in order to revive it's glory.
Main Indoor Market Trnavske myto
This is an old-school communist-style market place with cheap products to buy like beer, wine, fruit, vegetables and flowers. Take tram N° 2, 4, 8 or 9 to the Trnavske Myto stop.
Indoor market on Tomasikova 46 (bus 61 to stop Trnavska), located in the former IKEA building. This is a place to go for healthy, fresh farmers produce like vegetables, fruit, fish, diary and meat.
What you have to buy in Slovakia
Don't go home without trying:
- Food products: sheep cheese products (parenica, korbaciky, ostiepok)
- Food: sheep cheese dumplings (bryndzove halusky)
- Slovak wine: from a winery shop, various wines - you won't believe it's that delicious!
- Alcohol: Borovicka (only for the strong men)
- Wooden souvenirs: brilliant toys for children or wooden tools for kitchen (everything tastes better from a wooden plate)