Dúbravka, Bratislava

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Country Slovakia
Region Bratislava
District Bratislava IV
Elevation 243 m (797 ft)
Coordinates 48°11′12″N 17°02′14″E / 48.18667°N 17.03722°E / 48.18667; 17.03722Coordinates: 48°11′12″N 17°02′14″E / 48.18667°N 17.03722°E / 48.18667; 17.03722
Area 8.649 km2 (3.339 sq mi)
Population 34,540 (2005)
Density 3,994/km2 (10,344/sq mi)
First mentioned 1576
Postal code 84102
Area code +421-02
Car plate BA, BL
Location of Dúbravka in Slovakia
Location of Dúbravka in Slovakia
Website: www.dubravka.sk

Dúbravka (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈduːbrawka]) is a city borough of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. It is located in the north-western part of the city, lying on the slopes of the Little Carpathians mountains. It is part of the Bratislava IV administrative district. The city borough covers 862 ha and is home to approximately 39,000 inhabitants. The borough is served by both public transport trams and buses, yet Dúbravka is known for the low level of service provided here.

Dúbravka features a museum, Villa rustica remains from the Roman times, a covered ice stadium, ŠKP Dúbravka football stadium, numerous schools, two Roman-Catholic churches and an Evangelical church. The Dúbravka House of Culture is the cultural center of the borough.


Dúbravka borders Karlova Ves to the south, Devín to the west, Devínska Nová Ves to the north and Lamač to the north-east.


Dúbravka is divided into three local parts: Krčace, Záluhy and Podvornice.

  • Krčace is the southernmost part of Dúbravka at the border with the Karlova Ves borough. It is a non-residential area consisting mostly of recreational cottages and it features the Iuventa youth complex, swimming pool Rosnička, and the ŠKP football stadium.
  • Záluhy start at the crossroads of Mikuláša Schneidera Trnavského Street, Karloveská street and Harmincova Street continuing to the west. The area consists of typical socialist era panel houses.
  • Podvornice is an area roughly bordered by Saratovská Street, the D2 motorway, Nejedlého Street from the north and Drobného Street from the south.


Historical "Horánska studňa" in Old Dúbravka

Old Dúbravka was a separate small town already in existence in the 14th century; at that time it was an administrative part of Devín. It was first mentioned in written documents in 1576 (once occupied by Croats). It was later mentioned in a 1683 text, while Vienna was last besieged by the Ottoman Empire. During the Napoleonic and Austro-Prussian wars it was sacked and burned (1866). Dúbravka was incorporated into Bratislava in 1946 as the capital was beginning to expand. Since the 1970s, the construction of apartment blocks has continued.


The older generations of Croat-descended inhabitants have maintained their own dialect until the present day. Otherwise, their habits and way of life resemble those of the Záhorie people (a region north-west of Bratislava). The people of Dúbravka used to earn their living by working in agriculture, especially producing wine. Their goods were sold to the markets of Bratislava and Vienna.


List of Mayors of Dúbravka and political parties that nominated them:

  • 1990 – 1994 – Ján Rössel (independent)
  • 1994 – 1998 – Otto Riesz (KDH, DS, OKS, , SDĽ)
  • 1998 – 2002 – Peter Polák (independent)
  • 2002 – 2006 – Peter Polák (SDKÚ-DS)
  • 2006 – 2010 – Ján Sandtner (independent)
  • 2010 – 2014 – Ján Sandtner (independent)
  • 2014 - present - Martin Zaťovič (Sieť, SDKÚ-DS, KDH, Most–Híd, NOVA, OKS, SaS, SZ, EDS)


Catholic churches[edit]

Catholic churches in Dúbravka
Church of St Cosmas and Damian
Chapel of Virgin Mary

The Roman-Catholic Church of St Cosmas and Damian was built in 1720 as a subsidiary church of the Devín parish. It features an elliptic ground-plan and interior decorations from the year 1722.

The Roman-Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit is located in M. Sch. Trnavského Street. The building's maintenance has been sponsored by the Roman Catholic Church, mostly from fundraising and financial donations from churchgoers. One million Slovak Crowns was given by the municipal government. The foundations of the building were sanctified by Pope John Paul II during his visit to Slovakia in Šaštín. The church has an unorthodox design with an unconventional roof shape; it is 30 metres high and has the shape of a circle. It includes both the temple and the pastor's sector. It was designed by Ing. Arch. Ľudovít Režuch and Ing. Arch. Marián Lupták, who also designed the interior. The capacity of the church is about 600 people. The sound distribution quality is high due to the building design, as well as the arrangement of loud-speakers.

The Chapel of Virgin Mary is located in Old Dúbravka together with the cave of Our Lady of Lourdes. The chapel probably started as an unfinished baroque church. It features a late-baroque main altar with a picture of Virgin Mary held by angels and a side altar. It also includes statues of Saint Joseph and Virgin Mary. Even before the construction of the artificial cave, it was a minor pilgrimage site, one out of four most important for local Croats.

Evangelical church[edit]

The church is located in Mikuláša Schneidera Trnavského Street. Originally built as local ceremonial hall, the building is a place of regular worship service from 1995. It has a squared shape and marble lining, outside is a park and small parking slot. The capacity of the church is approximately 200 people in the main hall and this could be expanded up to 300 people by using the minor hall.

Inside the church there is octangular white marble font made as a commemoration to the first Christians creed and traditions. In the main hall there is ca. 4m high wooden cross and a religious artwork Credo.

The church is a center for the evangelical believers from the fourth Bratislava district.


The Dúbravka local government funds its own magazine, local TV station and webpage.

  • Dúbravský spravodajca - Established in 1992, it was called Dúbravské noviny until April 2007, when it was renamed and redesigned. It is distributed free to the majority of households in Dúbravka. Circulation is approximately 16,000 issues.
  • Dúbravská televízia - Established in 1999, the local TV station broadcasts 24-hours a day since 2004.
  • www.dubravka.sk - In 2008, the homepage was redesigned by the company Alejtech, until this date the web page did not conform to the Act No. 275/2006 Standards for information systems of public administration.[5][6]


Dúbravka features 12 high-schools, 9 elementary schools and 13 kindergartens. There is no university in the city borough. Dúbravka also features 2 language schools; Súkromná jazyková škola COGITATIO and Vzdelávacie centrum FREEDU.

  • High-school equivalent: Gymnázium (Bilíkova Street No. 24), Pedagogická a sociálna akadémia (Bullova Street No. 2), Stredná priemyselná škola elektrotechnická (Karola Adlera Street No. 5), SŠ - Praktická škola (J. Valašťana-Dolinského Street No. 1), Súkromné gymnázium ALKANA (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromné konzervatórium ALKANA (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromná pedagogická škola (Bullova Street No. 2), Súkromná stredná odborná škola veterinárna (Bullova Street No. 2), Súkromné gymnázium (Batkova Street No. 2), Súkromné gymnázium COGITATIO (Batkova Street No. 2), Združená stredná škola potravinárska (Harmincova Street No. 1), Súkromná obchodná akadémia COGITATIO (Batkova Street No. 2)
  • Elementary schools: ZŠ Beňovského 1, ZŠ Nejedlého 8, ZŠ Pri kríži 11, ZŠ Sokolíkova 2, Špeciálna základná škola J. Valašťana-Dolinského 1, Súkromná základná škola HARMÓNIA (1.-4.roč.) Batkova 2, Súkromná základná škola s materskou školou The British International School Bratislava J. Valašťana-Dolinského 1, Základná umelecká škola Eugena Suchoňa Batkova 2, Súkromná základná umelecká škola ALKANA Batkova 2
  • Kindergartens: MŠ Cabanova 44 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Damborského 3 (4 classes, 97 kids), MŠ Galbavého 5 (4 classes, 98 kids), MŠ Ožvoldíkova 15 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Pekníkova 4 (2 classes, 46 kids), MŠ Pri kríži 2 (4 classes, 96 kids), MŠ Sekurisova 10 (4 classes, 94 kids), MŠ Švantnerova 1 (4 classes, 93 kids), MŠ Ušiakova 1 (4 classes, 95 kids), Cirkevná materská škola Gianny Berettovej Bilíkova 1 (4 classes), Súkromná materská škola WONDERLAND Bazovského 4, Špeciálna materská škola J. Valašťana Dolinského 1, Súkromná materská škola Svetielko Pekníkova 4

The British International School Bratislava, a British international school, is located in two campuses in Dúbravka.[7][8]

Notable people[edit]


Living in Dúbravka offers various sports activities. Football is represented by the local football club ŠKP Inter Dúbravka with prep and junior teams playing in the second league as well as by the local Police Football team. In Dúbravka not only boys can be a part of a football team. There is also a well-known and fairly successful women's football team FK Dúbravka with two teams – junior and senior, playing nad winning the first league. All teams are based in local football stadium FK Dúbravka.

Ice hockey is quite popular in Dúbravka too. Local ice hockey club Hoba Bratislava is based in Dúbravka ice hockey stadium and it concentrates mainly on working with youngsters.

For those interested in shooting and archery there is a shooting range opened for shooting clubs and individuals used mainly for sport and entertainment shooting, but also as a training centre for police forces. Archery is represented by a successful Archery club Bratislava which gets its methodical support from internationally recognized coach Alistair Whittingham.


  1. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived December 17, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Zoznam hmotných nehnuteľných pamätihodností (Príloha č.1 k uzn. MZ č. 284/2008)
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "DÚBRAVKA - Unmovable Monuments". City Office for the Preservation of Monuments. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sochu Andreja Bagara už umiestnili na novom mieste neďaleko Bagarovej ulice (Statue of Andrej Bagar was installed in its new location near Bagarova Street)". Bratislavské Noviny. 26 August 2004. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Dubravka homepage". www.dubravka.sk. Archived from the original on 21 December 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Alejtech s.r.o. homepage". Alejtech.eu. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  7. ^ Find us." The British International School Bratislava. Retrieved on April 30, 2015. "J. Valašťana Dolinského 1 (Pekníkova 6)841 02 BratislavaSlovakia"
  8. ^ "Facilities." The British International School Bratislava. Retrieved on April 30, 2015. "The British International School Bratislava is located in two campuses in Dúbravka (north-western part of Bratislava). "

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