I wasn’t sure what to expect on our trip to Bratislava. We hadn’t gone with the intention of hunting down street art, but we always keep an eye out for interesting work. Stopping for a coffee break and some wi-fi to look up additional information about the city is when we got our first break. Heather found an article about the Bratislava Street Art Festival and suddenly I was extremely interested. We weren’t lucky enough to be there while it was still going on, but the article gave a description of where the festival had taken place.
Armed with new information we set off in search of the festivals old location. Only to find my hopes dashed as we turned onto the main street and found the entire block under construction. Most pieces were gone or showing damage and severe signs of wear. We managed to find a couple of good examples left, but it wasn’t the jackpot I was hoping to uncover. Feeling a little discouraged we wandered back towards the city center and its historical sites.
That is when we found the biggest discovery of the city, in the form of a small SNP bus station under the UFO bridge near St. Martin’s Cathedral. Bratislava surprised me, and I hope they continue to have their street art festival to encourage the trove of talented artists in the city. They don’t just offer street art, you can also find playful statues scattered throughout the city.
Looking for more information on Bratislava, I recommend reading a post from Kami at Kami and the Rest of the World. To see my guide on Street Art check here, or to see more Street Art from around the world head here.