Bratislava is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Danube River, approximately 60 km from Vienna the capital of Austria and near the border with Hungary, is the capital and largest city of Slovakia, from it rise the famous Carpathian Mountains.
The present name of Bratislava originated in 1837, when the Slavist Pavel Josef Šafárik from ancient names reconstructed a variant of this name, Bretislaw, believing that these derived from the name of the ruler Bretislaus I of Bohemia. This name was first used by members of the Slovak movement in 1844 as Bratislav and the official name of the city was established in March 1919, after the city became part of Czechoslovakia.
It is considered that the city has the highest population density in Central Europe with approximately 446,819 inhabitants and is the seat of the Slovak parliament and government.the city very well preserves some areas of historical and cultural interest such as the picturesque area of the Old City and has a river port, of great activity.
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