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“Great location and nice exhibits”

Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum
Ranked #2 of 261 things to do in Bratislava
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the most romatic modern art museums in Europe- the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum- is located less than 20 km south of Bratislava. It was founded by the Dutch collector and patron of the arts Gerard Meulensteen and the Slovak gallerist Vincent Polakovič. Since its opening in 2000, the museum has arranged numerous exhibitions of leading figures of the Slovak, European and world art scene, including Karel Appel, Sam Francis, Miroslav Cipár, Markus Prachensky, Ilona Keserü Ilona, Rudolf Sikora, Martín Chirino, Vladimír Popovič and other artists. The museum has attracted thousands of Slovak and foreign visitors as well as royal visits and leading political, social and above all cultural figures. Its unique location bordering on three countries, and sensitive integration with the surrounding nature and the River Danube provide visitors extraordinary views of exhibited artworks and of the flora and fauna unique to the peninsula of art in every season of the year. The adjoining sculpture park features the Works of a number of artists, among them El Lissitzky, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jim Dine, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Jozef Jankovič, Arman, Jean- Claude Farhi, Vladimír Kompánek and Rudolf Uher. A magnificent view of Bratislava and the mighty Danube offer unforgettable experiences at sunset. After the completion of the extension, supported by the Government of the Slovak Republic, the museum is a new symbol of modern Bratislava, recommended by prestigious world guide books and social networking websites. See you by the River Danube, friends!
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This museum has an awesome location in the Danube. It is new and modern and have some really good permanent and temporary exhibits.

1  Thank Tonni J
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"number bus"
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"wonderful building"
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"coffee and cake"
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"well worth the effort"
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"two hours"
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"bus stop"
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Uber ride was long and about 20 eur, but was worth it. Modern art in a great location and good staff as well. Informative and interesting. Little out of town, but worth the visit.

Thank vandebergmaud
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

I love this museum, the sculptures, the colors of paintings, the style, just made my eyes brighter. bus 90, takes about 45 minutes, better ask for detailed departure time and location from the information center in old town, give yourself plenty of time to make it, as one bus every hour and same to come back.

1  Thank ashley h
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited while staying in the centre of Bratislava, took an Uber (about 25 min / €13) as it is so easy in town to get one, but bear in mind you won’t be able to get one back. It wasn’t a problem as we jumped on the bus (90) to return to the centre.

I have seen other comments mentioning that it is best visited on a sunny day and can’t agree more. We had a very sunny, but cold, March day and it was fabulous walking around both the indoor and outdoor exhibits - could have stayed for hours.

Unfortunately the cafe on site was just closing for a private party so only had a chance for a quick drink and admire the lovely views. But I can imagine it will be a nice place to while away another hour looking out on the Danube.

You could also walk on the roof where there were further exhibits and nice views. There is a sign saying not to touch the metal hand rails and we found out why - static electricity shocks, so take the advice!!

All together a thoroughly enjoyable visit that I would recommend to anyone, not just an art lover - the best part of my trip for sure, well worth the effort.

1  Thank Nabraham316
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Its kind of modern openspace gallery with a lot of interesting statues and masterpieces. We didnt pay the entrance fee the day we came.

Thank lodvat
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