I will lead you through the remnants of the iconic monuments of the communist regime. All of these buildings have a common feature, they were built in socialist modern style, in which the motto is: “function supercedes the beauty”.
We will start our journey crossing the Danube river, where we will run through the biggest bridge in Bratislava, built up under communist regime and adjourned with the spectacular UFO – shaped observatory and restaurant. On the right bank of the river we will run through the outskirts of the densest residential district in Central Europe, which was built for the highly increasing population in the 70s.
We will continue running by another important socialistic buildings, including: Slovak Radio building in the shape of upside-down pyramid, the first shopping center in Czecho – Slovakia and Fountain of Union on the Square of Freedom.
Then we will take a turn upwards (we will walk up 218 steps!) and climb to Slavín – a soviet monument and a mass cemetery for the Red Army victims of WWII. On the top we will be rewarded with the spectacular view of the city below us.
We will finish our route with a downhill run, passing by the National Parliament and the Bratislava Castle.