A short walk east from the Old Town is the Church of St Elizabeth (Kostol svätej Alžbety) or Blue Church (Modrý kostolík), which rises out of the suburbs like an Art Nouveau wedding cake. Built in the early twentieth century, the church is in the Hungarian Secessionist style, playfully combined with oriental, Romanesque and classical features. It’s consecrated to a medieval princess and saint, a native of Bratislava, who risked her rank by giving alms to the poor; she stars in some mosaics inside.

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