Grassalkovich Presidential Palace, Bratislava

(3.9/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan your Grassalkovich Presidential Palace visit and explore what else you can see and do in Bratislava using our Bratislava trip itinerary maker.
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TripAdvisor
  • Many Princes and counts listened to the compositions of Haydn. The Palais also saw Habsburg weddings, and today is the President of Slovakia - not available to everyone, but beautiful from the outside so here!
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  • Lovely building right along the main road from train station to downtown. There is a nice park/public space behind it. View from the front through the gates is nice. We were lucky to see the changing ...  more »
  • The Presidential palace is a lovely building, surrounded by gardens that are open to the public. It makes a beautiful background for photographs.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful building, I had the chance to watch the military walk performed by the 2 static guards. Must to watch
  • Gorgeous garden where contemporary art takes place. Is the palace open for public?
  • Not very good opening hours, the guards will not allow me to meet the praesident
  • Beautiful building with a very horrible park behind it.