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Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac)

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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Address: Primacialne namestie 1, Bratislava 811 01, Slovakia
Phone Number: 07-5443-5151
10:00 - 17:00
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Amazing building

Gorgeous building, looks like something out of a fairytale. Worth visiting in December as it has a skating rink and a Xmas market situated at the side of it. Very festive

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Located in the old town proper behind the Hlavne Namestie, the Primates' Palace building is another attractive baroque building which is worthy of a visit. The exterior is, however, much more impressive than the interior.

Thank KGB777
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous building, looks like something out of a fairytale. Worth visiting in December as it has a skating rink and a Xmas market situated at the side of it. Very festive

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like so many public buildings, closed when we visited (Monday) so we couldn't get in to see the exhibition of English tapestries etc that form a very small part of the building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This neoclassical palace is now the seat of the Mayor of Bratislava. It was built in the 18th century and offers large oil portraits of Habsburg royalty, sparkling crystal chandeliers and tapestries. Its most famous chamber is the Hall of Mirrors where the signing of The Peace of Pressburg treaty between Austria and France in 1805 took place. Now the... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This neoclassical palace stands inside the Old Town. Very attractive. Now the Bratislava mayor's residence.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

If you have limited time in Bratislava, you may not see this or just miss it, but if you are in old town square and facing old city hall and the Jesuits church. Walk thru the narrow street and it opens into a quiet square and the Primates Palace is there. Even just to look at the beauty of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice palace and sorroundings, I would totally recommend going if you are near! Check when it is open because I think Monday it's closed!

Thank Rotaru M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Primacijalna Palace (Archbishop's Palace): Situated on the Primacilnom market and is one of the most beautiful neoclassical buildings. Completed in 1781 for the bishops of Esztergom. On the facade can be seen weighs 150 kg iron bishop's hat, and inside there is a beautiful hall of mirrors, modeled on Versailles. In this hall Presburški Napoleon signed an agreement on 26... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We were taken by our city guide around the palace and she explained the meaning of the tapestries, etc, which made the visit interesting. I think if I went on my own I would have thought there is not a lot to see. I especially liked the chandielers and the chapel which we looked down on, which had a service... More 

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Badalona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Although it was the scene of signing of the "Peace of Pressburg", it was a bit disappointing. The Hall of Mirrors is a usual comference room in a palace. The small chapel was nice, even though you can not enter inside and you have to admire it from a window. Teenagers are considered students and don't pay the visit. The... More 

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