Grassalkovich Presidential Palace, Bratislava

(3.9/5 based on 260+ 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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  • It was a sunny day of the summer and quite a breathtaking view with the fountains and garden. Beautiful place in the heart of Bratislava, the capital city of Slovak Republic. 
  • The palace itself has great architecture, the square is kept well clean and is literally 5 min walk from the old town. There's a bus 203 going straight to the Castle from here. Make sure to wait for t...  more »
  • Grassalkovich/Presidential Palace was the biggest disappointment of Bratislava. I was expecting a large and representative seat of the President, instead, it is the total of the ordinary building, at not too convenient. The overall impression even more spoiled garden Palace, which are catastrophic. Really nice is only the view from the front.
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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.