Every city has to have a place where you can escape from the tons of concrete and glass to a tiny piece of nature. You may not have spotted it, as it is hidden behind tall walls, but in Bratislava, it is the Grassalkovich Garden hidden right behind the Presidential palace. It is a well-maintained French-style park, where people go to have a rest from the city life, but don’t feel like going miles to get it. There are people walking, coming with children to the playground, or just sitting and chatting on benches or the lawn. So why not take a sandwich and spend a nice picnic lunch break here?
If you’re looking for a more active way to spend your time, the park, although not big at all, still has a 700m circle track and a soft surface, so grab your Ipod and run a few rounds to do a bit of exercise. It’s just like running in Central Park, but on a smaller scale, like everything else in Bratislava :).
There is one more interesting part of it, so don’t overlook it when on the discovery of the city: all around the park, there are stone tables memorizing presidents from all around the world, who kindly donated the trees to this park. This way we won’t forget to whom we are all grateful to have this lovely place :).