Grassalkovich Presidential Palace, Bratislava

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Once a residence of some of Slovakia's wealthy nobles, Grassalkovich Presidential Palace today serves as the home of Slovakia's president. You can view the 18th-century palace's exterior, noting its similarity in terms of design to many other famous European summer palaces of the era. Admire the residence's ornate decorations and style, which combines both Baroque and Rococo architecture. Because the palace serves as an important government facility, it does not open its doors to the public. Be sure to catch the daily changing of the guard ritual, if possible, or go for a stroll in the public gardens surrounding the palace. Add Grassalkovich Presidential Palace to your Bratislava travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bratislava day trip app .
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  • A palace that is situated in front of a very busy intersection. No one "must" see when you are in Bratislava.
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  • On the way to the old town from the train station. Every now and then is a demo. Internal inspection is not possible. I was lit up at night.
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  • Just a small government building off of a main road. You can see changing of guards but you can't get inside. There is a small park behind that is far from grand. Ok photo and landmark if you get lost...  more »
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  • Visited 2013. There was some parade going on. It was nice experience.
  • pretty nice palais in Bratislava. Try to be there at full hour to see the changing of the guard. Also visitt he small park behind the palais, there are a few nice sculptures,
  • The palace is nice, but what is worth the visit is the palace garden behind it, which is open to the public. It had many beautiful modern statues, and lovely flower arrangements.
  • Great place. Beatiful palace. The guards stand like a statue
  • The Presidential palace is a very nice building to visit day and night. The garden at the back is very nicely kept in tact. Apparently Mozart used to play here when he had a girlfriend in this city.

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