The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace

The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace

The Grassalkovich palace - Presidential palace
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product-of-canada
Toronto, Canada2,386 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Fun outing just outside of the city center, to see the changing of the guard. I believe it was at 12:00pm. You could climb up to see the Slavin monument while you are in this part of town.

It is not the most exciting or elaborate 'changing of the guard' I've seen in my travels, but something to add to your list of things to do in Bratislava.
Written 14 October 2023
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada4,240 contributions
Apr 2023 • Friends
I just walked around the palace and in the gardens. Unfortunately the fountains were not functioning because I’m sure they looked beautiful. It was very peaceful in the garden especially since there weren’t many people around on a crisp April morning.
Written 4 May 2023
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Ginges_revenge
Brisbane, Australia4,732 contributions
Feb 2023
It was a nice building sitting up above the old town area. You can walk there or catch public transport up there if you want. Its worth a photo if you're in the area.
Written 7 April 2023
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Maggi713
Baltimore, MD12,086 contributions
Nov 2022
This is the White House of Slovakia. It is the official residence of the President of Slovakia. The current President is Zuzana Čaputová. She was elected in 2019.The palace was originally constructed as a rococo summer palace in 1760 for the chairman of the Hungarian Royal Chamber and advisor to Empress Maria Theresa, Count Anton Grassalkovich. The palace was intended to be used as an entertainment venue. Over the years, it has seen many balls and musical parties thrown by the Habsburg royals for the upper class. Franz Joseph Haydn, a famed Austrian composer debuted some of his works here. He made his career as a court musician of the elite. He was a mentor to Beethoven and a friend of Mozart. The palace is only open once a year in June. You can take a stroll through the French-style gardens behind the palace every day from dawn to dusk. It is situated at Hodžovo Square, between the Old Town and the main train station.
Written 9 January 2023
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Peggy M
Stornoway, UK152 contributions
Oct 2022
This was my first place I went to when exploring Bratislava.Lots of activity going on so waited and saw the president and other dignatories from other countries.Went round the back and walked in the gardens also which were lovely and seats for resting too.
Written 15 December 2022
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GBJ-Cookies
South Shields, UK1,582 contributions
Jun 2022
Located just a short walk from the centre of Bratislava and although you can't tour the presidential palace the place is quite picturesque and worthy of a photo stop. The fountain at the front is quite cooling on what for us was a hot summers day and if you visit at 12 you will be able to witness the changing of the guard.
Throughout the year certain events are held in and around the building and to the rear is a pleasant garden, along one side of which is a row plaques with the names of every president of Slovakia.
The gardens are quite plain and lack any kind of floral display.
Worth a couple of hours of anyone's time.
Written 29 July 2022
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ingrid9597
Westchester County, NY256 contributions
Mar 2022
The Presidential Palace is on a corner street that is busy. Very large square so good for pictures and seeing guards behind fence.
Written 5 June 2022
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy696 contributions
Aug 2021
This is the current residence of the President of the Slovakian Republic, so you can’t visit it, but you can stroll and relax in its amazing garden, which will give you a sense of peace!
Written 19 November 2021
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,985 contributions
Jul 2021
Beautiful palace with very nice gardens open to the public. There are some interesting monuments around including the Planet of Peace fountain (which, by the way, is far smaller than advertised on various websites, not even close to 21 meters high). I liked the trees plated by various country presidents, each one with a stone plate mentioning the name of the president/country and the year of planting. You can have some fun searching for your (ex)president.
Written 24 July 2021
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Shell P
Poynton, UK108 contributions
Feb 2020
Stunning building and we were lucky enough to see the guards changing. The gardens are free to roam around in but not a great deal of things to see in it, lacking on flowers etc.
Written 2 March 2020
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