This Little Blue Church in Bratislava isn’t your typical European church. As we all know, European churches look grand, no matter their size is. They’re usually of Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, and Rennaissance architecture. But this church in Slovakia’s capital is of art nouveau style – and it’s painted in blue! Thus, its monicker – the Blue Church.
Also known as the Church of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, this one-nave place of worship should be on your list to see.
I have no doubt that this is, perhaps, Bratislava’s most interesting piece of architecture to visit.
In fact, this tiny church is representing Slovakia in the Mini-Europe Park in Brussels.
On a sunny day that I was there, the Church’s color looked the same as the sky above it.
The church was built in 1909 as a chapel of a grammar school nearby.
Both its exterior and interior are painted in various shades of blue.
Its roof, ceilings, rafters, ceramics, and mosaics are blue.
Though I find the interior so simple to my naked eye, the altar is richly decorated.
On the altar, you will find an image of Saint Elizabeth giving alms to the less fortunate.
The entrance to the church is free.
However, that afternoon when I visited it, a mass service just started so I wasn’t able to go around its interior. And it would be so rude of me to go around and pretend like I didn’t care.
Blue Church Address: 2 Bezrucova Street, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Bratislava is pretty cheap, so you can indulge yourself by staying in a nice hotel. Radisson Blu Bratislava is right smack in the center of the city and you’ll never regret staying here. If you are a backpacker, Hostel Brickyard is just a few steps from the train station and the bus stop that goes to the airport is also a few steps from here. I’d recommend this if you have an early flight or early train schedule. However, the location is around 1.2 kilometers to the city center which I think is reasonable and a good way to know the city on foot.