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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  • The Presidential Palace is an impressive building and it is possible to walk the changing of the guard here each day. It is on the main road from the railway station to the old town.  more »
  • What a beautiful building built in the Barocco style! To be true most of all we enjoyed the fountain giving us gentle sprinkles from time to time. We think this would be a really good place to date.  more »
  • It is nice nice fountain in front of it and in the back a big garden If you are there stop it is ok to visit and take a few photos  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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