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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
June 25, 2012
From journal Bratislava Revisted 2012
by Wildcat Dianne
June 6, 2003
The Novy Most or SNP Most (New or SNP Bridge) was completed and opened to traffic in 1971. Unlike most monstrosities of Slovak Communist architecture, the Novy Most and tower actually blend into Bratislava''s centuries old architecture. Situated about 300 feet above the Danube River, the Novy Most, to me looked like the Seattle Space Needle from the distance.
When I took my second trip to Bratislava with my friend Jana in June 2002, she took me to the Novy Most and the observation deck. We walked to the bridge from Bratislava Castle and through the old town. There is a walkway for pedestrians to walk to and from the Novy Most without fear of getting turned into road pizza.
Once Jana and I arrived at the Novy Most, we went into the elevator that takes you to the observation deck. There is a small admission fee (about 10SK), and an old man who worked there, took us to the top in the elevator.
After a quick ride up, we arrived at the observation deck where there is a restaurant you can go into and have a meal or a quick snack. It is a little pricey, but it is worth having a snack or dinner while admiring the classic beauty of Bratislava.
Jana and I sat at a table that had a great view of Bratislava Castle and ordered a fruit cup from a surly waiter who thought our presence in the restaurant was an interruption. We had our fruit cup and I took pictures of Bratislava Castle from our seat. The views were breathtaking and worth the surly service from our waiter and the high price for the fruit cup.
There are souvenirs available at the Novy Most observation deck, and it is open almost daily for visitors to see and take photos of the panorama of Bratislava that surrounds it. It is worth about one or two hours of your time when you visit Bratislava.
From journal Historical Bratislava