The Franciscan Garden (Františkánska záhrada) rests in the shadow of the Franciscan church and monastery, creating a cohesive complex of splendid architecture in the center of Old Town. Being perfectly maintained and open to the public since 2010, the Franciscan Garden belongs among some of the best leisure spots for relaxation downtown. After all, what could be more refreshing than having some good book to read in the embrace of a well-kept garden overlooking the church tower, that looms over it?
Like the whole complex, the Franciscan Garden has a long and varied history that dates back to the first half of the 13th century, which makes it one of the oldest gardens in Bratislava. And let me tell you, somehow the ever-present historical touch still dwells here. The trees, the nicely trimmed lawn, the original well in the middle and all of it surrounded by the historical walls on one side and a decorative iron fence on the other… Simply every aspect of it peaks toward perfect looks. No wonder I like this place so much.
No matter if you are just passing by or taking a break here, the Franciscan Garden, as well as the entire Franciscan church and monastery complex, simply looks gorgeous from every angle. However, words cannot do it justice, so I encourage you to go see it for yourself.