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Slovak National Gallery (Slovenska narodna galeria)

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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Address: Riecna 1, Bratislava, Slovakia
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+421 2/544 320 81

Located on the waterfront, this gallery features fine Slovak Gothic,...

Located on the waterfront, this gallery features fine Slovak Gothic, baroque and twentieth-century art in addition to some old European art pieces.

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The national gallery usually has an interesting temporary exhibit in addition to its solid permanent collection. At present, the temporary examines propaganda during the WWII... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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203 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

The national gallery usually has an interesting temporary exhibit in addition to its solid permanent collection. At present, the temporary examines propaganda during the WWII era, when Slovakia was occupied first by Nazis and later by Russia. It's not a particularly cheery exhibit, but worth viewing in light of the rise of authoritarians around the world. We happened to visit... More 

Thank LarryJ917
England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit; a moving insight into Slovak life during WW2, facism and nazi rule - Free entry.

Thank lovelifelivelifex
Coconut Creek, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

I was impressed with its temporary exhibit relating to Slovakia and Bratislava,during the Nazi and later Soviet occupation after World War Two.Despite the Nazi efforts to curtail free expression in Slovakia,as well as the Soviet's eforts,I saw quality paintings by Ludovit Fulla(a prominent Slovakian painter,,"Bratislava in Winter"),Eugen Nevan("Lidice"),Milo Alexander Bazovsky("Black Sun"),and Martin Banka("Village Madonna").done in those periods of time.As for... More 

1 Thank margatemensch2016
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This exhibition was very interesting and magnificient! I recommend you this exhibiotion. In gallery is very nice caffeteria. The staff was very friendly. Excellent :).

Thank Matus R
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188 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

A portion of the museum was under construction, but we visited on Sunday so there was no construction noise. We do not know how much of the museum we missed. I do not know if it is always free, but they did not charge an admission fee. We guessed that this was due to the partial closure. There was a... More 

Thank newengland50
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

When we were here the middle floor was closed but the top and first floors were open. The top floor had an exhibition of jewellery which was quite modern and industrial looking, but the first floor had an exhibition of baroque, gothic and medieval art, mostly sacred, and arranged by theme. It was really good and there was lots to... More 

2 Thank Louise090
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

We recently visited this museum and enjoyed stepping through the history of Slovakia. It was a good museum that gave us a very informative background to this country. Worth a visit

1 Thank Baylovers
Kosice, Slovakia
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Reviewed 28 January 2016

Temporary collections are small but nice (the most part of the museum is closed). The temporary exhibitions are oftren very interesting!

1 Thank PCO K
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this building, and decided to enter out of curiosity. The entrance was free, and we enjoyed the exhibition, very interesting (especcialy the interactive part on upper level).

2 Thank PutujuciDzindas
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

A wet Sunday in Bratislava but found this excellent gallery by the river. Very interesting collections over several floors and a decent cafe on the ground floor. Pleasant staff. Make this a good visit.

1 Thank Viewlander

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