The most significant palaces of Bratislava


One of the loveliest palaces of Bratislava. Built in 1781 on the place of former archbishop palace. The palace was built for Esztergom archbishop Jozef Batthyanyi  in style of classicism. At Primate’s Palace was signed the Pressburg peace treaty (Pressburg was former name of Bratislava) between Napoleon France and Austro – Hungarian Empire after the battle in Austerlitz. In Paris you can find close to the Victory Arc also a street under the name Rue de Pressburg as tribute. The Primate’s Palace is famous thanks to iconic Mirror Hall what is a favorite place for locals for weddings. Also in Primate’s Palace you can see the unique collection of tapestries from England showing a tragic love of Hera and Leandro.


Also well known as Grassalkovich Palace. It was built as summer residence of chairman of Hungarian parliament Anton Grassalkovich. In 1939 the palace was for the first time the residence of Slovak president. During time of communism it was headquarter of pioneers. In 1993 after creation of an independent Slovakia, it again became the residence of Slovakian president.


The highest Hungarian financial institution has been based in Bratislava since 1531. In the years 1802 – 48, when Budapest was occupied by Ottoman Empire, the Hungarian Parliament was in session there. Serfdom was also abolished in the place in 1848. Today, it is the University Library.


The palace is the former residence of the archbishop of Bratislava. The palace was originally in the 17th century a Renaissance summer seat for the archbishops of Esztergom, since Esztergom had been occupied by the Ottoman Empire in 1543, the archbishops were based since in Bratislava. The baroque sculptor Georg Rafael Donner had a studio in the palace garden for almost 10 years. The palace is now house of the government of Slovakia.


Was built in middle of 19th century with connection of medieval houses. Now you can find at the Palace Gallery of Bratislava.


Its last private owner, Emil Mirbach, left the palace to the city with the wish that it be used to house the City Gallery. This wish was granted and now the building houses a permanent exhibition of gothic paintings on glass, pictures of Holland and Flemish authors and pieces from Italian artists dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Part of the palace holds temporary exhibitions. A tiled stove and two small rooms on the first floor with wood covered walls with historical colored engravings were preserved from the original interior of the palace.

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