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. 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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  • August 16, 2017
    There is really nothing around it and you can't go into it. There are a number of foreign embassy's in the area though so it can be seen while doing other stuff.  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Very nadhernejsou, where the Palace with the este zahradou spoznavani hlavneho of standing up for it. Vzacne trees, fontana, a lot of people, but i hrajucich oddychujucich a trave seated football on the green area. Zasadnene trees vyznamnych navstev hlavneho city, nor am I a statnikov netusil, taki from here znami people were. For mamicky with kocarikmi's best, what you find in the center of BA. Skoda of stare mesto Bratislava is not a lot and not so much the sights as Prague. I love the longer break kratku.
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  • August 13, 2017
    This is the presidential palace of the country and offers Buckingham Palace like pictures for visitors. The gates and the structure of the building is very similar to Buckingham Palace. It also has a ...  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
  • Great architecture. The palace is the residence of Slovak president.

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