There are several ways leading to the castle; however, Zámocká street is criminally overlooked, despite its immense potential and charming atmosphere. It meanders from the town uphill to the castle, progressively lined with various caffés, restaurants and small retail stores, hence providing a full-featured experience to those passing through.
Moreover, Zámocká street is also no stranger to art and culture, for at the point where the street arches, it houses Multium Gallery, which specializes in a concept of space and mirros, creating alluring illusions. Furthermore, on the other side of the street there is Pálffy Palace – or what’s left of it, unfortunately – a historical building from the mid-17th century. Not only is it a priceless renaissance-style sight, it’s also home to two galleries at once – Gallery Statua, which exhibits mainly sculptures, and Pálffy Gallery, home to visual art and photography. And finally, unlike some other streets, Zámocká street definitely doesn’t suffer from the lack of greenery. Just have a look at Pálffy Garden behind the palace.
Let’s face it, Bratislava might not be the biggest city in the neighbourhood, but it is all the more welcoming and brimming over with hidden gems yet to be discovered. No matter where you come from, or how long your stay is, you can always feel like home here. And honestly, Zámocká street, among many others, is a shining example of it.