City Gallery of Bratislava

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City Gallery of Bratislava
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11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Saturday
11:00 - 18:00
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Flore
Arad, Romania1,650 contributions
Jun 2019
Palffy Palace together with Mirbach Palace forms the Bratislava City Gallery and I recommend you buy a 6 euro ticket with which you can visit both. The building is beautiful on the outside, but the interior is fabulous. Mostly I liked the "passage" which represents some kind of a symbolic "short cut across the world" in which we exist. It consists of nearly 15,000 books which together with mirrors create an illusion of endless space and infinity of human knowledge.
Written 11 September 2019
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Rachels_great_find
West Midlands, UK147 contributions
Oct 2018 • Friends
I used the Bratislava Card to enter the Gallery. While I was walking around looking at these beautiful photos, one of the members of staff(who didn't speak english) pointed at this man and smiled. It turned out it was the artist himself. I landed lucky I think and I was so pleased that the member of staff informed me. Overall it's a nice gallery. The staff are nice and happy and the exhibitions are laid out well.
Written 30 June 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,867 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
I came here part of the tour.The building is beautiful. The exhibits goodThere are religious art here..
Written 8 March 2019
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Matthew H
29 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
After reading the other reviews I was considering not going to this place but glad I did.
€4 entry but I was asked if I wanted to pay an extra €1 for another exhibit (not sure exactly which floor this was but they did check my ticket on the second floor and said I’d paid to see everything so worth it)
As a lover of different types of art this place fits nicely.
The contemporary art in the basement made me smile at times although the lighting could have been better. There was some thought provoking art there.
The first floor had a range of works dating back to the 1400s- comments from others about the staff turning lights on and off as you enter and exit...I suspect this is actually to preserve the paintings as over time the light will obviously damage them and they aren’t protected by cases etc. This is also why the windows are closed off.
The more ‘erotic’ work with the music didn’t really do much for me but each to their own. Nevertheless, there is plenty more on the other floors.
A good variety of work for different tastes.
Staff friendly and polite.
The building itself is quite beautiful too with exposed stonework etc.

Written 3 November 2018
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jeannette j
Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
You start off with some Gothic religious art which frankly underwhelmed me as I've been to some of the best museums in Italy and Vienna in this travel period. Then you move to Matej Karen's The Passage which makes for a great photo (better if you have someone to take a photo for you!) and to the Bordello room - a few reviewers seemed uncomfortable but honestly it was not that awkward, even Serge Gainsbourg's Je'taime playing in the room seemed fitting. You probably wouldn't take your kids or parents in there though. The 2nd floor had some interesting modern art of what seems like regional artists, a handful of pieces really stood out and made you reflect on the state of the world today. The 3rd floor exhibit was a bit meh. There are a few paper handouts the ushers will give you to explain the various rooms but not the individual art. I was in there 20 min. Not having to pay for it because of the Bratislava card made it worthwhile for a quick peek.
Written 13 September 2018
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piquak p
Rancho Cucamonga, CA151 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The "Passage" is an amazing and entertaining trick on your senses. Pure genius! This may have been the place we liked the best while visiting Bratislava. For just a few Euros and about 10 minutes of your time, the "Passage" is well worth visiting to take a "leap of faith." We did not spend time in any other part of the gallery, though.
Written 2 September 2018
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Pipthemiller
York, UK18 contributions
Jun 2018
This gallery celebrates Slovak art. Now that might not thrill many non Slovak folk but it has 2 fantastic must see exhibits. Other advisors mention the bordello. The kind guard warned us before we entered but it was fun. Advisors must not spoil the fun and unique experience of its main thing by giving it away! The infinity of learning-great.
Written 8 June 2018
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AliceMaudrey
Antwerp, Belgium253 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Don't be mistaken, the city gallery is located in two places, one in the Palffy palace and one in the Mirbach palace. I went to the one in the Palffy palace. It's a mix of everything, a small collection gothic art and modern art with the famous mirror bridge. Actually it's not a bridge but an optical illusion, if you're into this stuff, you better visit the Multium for 5 euro. I personally don't understand why they are so strict and check your ticket like 3 times in this small museum. I wouldn't bother visiting this museum, there is not much to see. I only did it because it was included in the Bratislava card. When I visited in May, I was the only visitor, so they opened one room after one room for me and lit the lights and put it off again when I stepped out of the room. I wasn't at ease because I felt they were waiting for me. There was this modern art installation that looked like a brothel with pictures of naked women. When I walked in there, there was this guy (from the museum) that put music on with sounds of people making love, while he was staying around... It was so awkward... Really go visit something else or just have an icecream and walk around.
Written 23 May 2018
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no1missmarple
Towcester, UK881 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
I’m not art fan but we visited on a day when all museums were being promoted so entrance was free, I have to say that I would not have ordinarily visited if I had to pay but it was Ok.

On 4 floors there was a selection of old paintings and a number of more modern exhibitions which I found quite interesting.

There is a small courtyard and fountain, the building inside is not architecturally stunning but I would say worth a visit if you like art.
Written 20 May 2018
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Monacool
Barcelona, Spain7 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Really nice place to drink coffee or tea with a piece of cake... for relax a little bit ... we ordered a cherry pie with mint tea and expresso
Written 29 April 2018
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