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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
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Nice palace, not much inside

The palace is a great place to visit, although inside there is surprisingly little so see. It is inexpensive so worth visiting while in Bratislava. There are toilets and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
David C
Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

PRIMATES PALACE ( PRIMACIALY PALAC ) is another exquisite building in this most beautiful of cities. A fantastic looking building with an eye catching pink and white facade that looks superb . Built between 1778-- 1781 this building is a big tourist destination and although I never toured the interior I have in the past and it's good but not... More 

Thank Neil K
Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The palace is a great place to visit, although inside there is surprisingly little so see. It is inexpensive so worth visiting while in Bratislava. There are toilets and cloakroom facilities and the possibility to get views over the city.

Thank David C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I was walking everywhere in Bratislava after a map picket up on Tourist office in town I didnt have a good plan for where to go under this day trip. And one of the first thing I come to then was this Palace. The Primate Palace is located as almost everything in the old town of Bratislava. It was built... More 

Thank Baross
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This buildung is great and attractive from the outside, coming from another era in the past. Nowdays is turned into town hall.

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A common theme it seems, lovely old building, 4 euro or so to get in, toilets and cloakroom inside, but lots of empty rooms nothing much to view apart from the architecture...and as usual no pictures !!!

Thank wazza99
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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 24 November 2016

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 

Thank GAN L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

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

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