Especially for tourists from other countries like Austria, the shopping centers in Bratislava are very attractive due to opening hours.
Shopping in Bratislava
There are many attractive shopping streets in Bratislava. But you will also see some great shopping malls. These shopping malls in the capital city of Slovakia are flooded by tourists, especially from Austria, at the weekends. This is because they stay open for business also on Sunday, which is not allowed in Austria. The liberal opening hours bring many people for shopping trips to Bratislava. But Bratislava has not only liberal opening times for the shops, it also has very nice shopping streets and markets. At the markes you can buy traditional goods of Slovakia and not only the stuff international brand sell in the shopping malls.
A huge pedestrian zone is around the Michala Gate (Slovakian: Michalská ulica) and makes shopping a great pleasure.
The »Eurovea Galleria« is a beautiful shopping center in the area of the old town of Bratislava. It is next to the danube promenade.
The Avion Shopping Park opened in April 2002. It is right on the highway and is therefore popular with tourists.