Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), Bratislava

Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Once the residence of an archbishop and the site of the treaty that would dissolve the Holy Roman Empire, Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac) today serves as the office of the mayor. Visit the palace, finished in 1781 and now open to the public, and admire its ornate facade featuring a wealth of neoclassical architectural designs. Make your way to the main attraction, the lavishly decorated Hall of Mirrors, which witnessed the signing of the 1805 Peace of Pressburg. Don't miss seeing the inner courtyard, complete with a statue of St. George, and the 17th-century English tapestries, which have survived in their original state for centuries. Work out when and for how long to visit Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac) and other Bratislava attractions using our handy Bratislava travel route builder tool.
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  • Very pretty palace from the outside only. Don’t bother to go inside. Super rude staff who watches you like a hawk and follow you everywhere. Very unpleasant experience. And the mirror hall is just a.....  more »
  • This is a case where after viewing the outside of the building and the private square, the interior is unremarkable. The story it tells is interesting.  more »
  • Great Primates' Palace is certainly one of the major attractions of Bratislava, it has a very beautiful architecture and can be seen outside the wonderful Fountain of San Giorgio and the Dragon. It.....  more »
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  • Fantastic colourful place n palace is around that. People are happy around n enjoying ton with n around all the happening there. One of the top 5 attractions in Bratislava
  • One of the few places worthy to visit in Bratislava. It's a beautiful and historical castle which houses some part of the government. If you, for any reasons, go to the Bratislava for tourism, you would get there.
  • It is a pity that you cannot take pictures here even without flash. Visitors are allowed to visit the mirror hall (to take a peek from the outside to be exact), the chapel (again behind the glass from the second floor; with the reflection of random light it was hard to see everything clearly) and the six rooms with artistic works, among them the six secret tapestries dated back in 1632 telling the tragic story of a couple in Greek mythology.
  • Great historical place. Marvelous architecture. Must see if visiting Bratislava
  • I could walk through the streets of old town for days.

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