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Bratislava City Gallery - Palffy Palace

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The mission of the Bratislava City Gallery is to collect, professionally process, restore, protect and, through exhibitions, publications and cultural and educational activities, make works of art accessible to diverse audience groups.

Bratislava City Gallery - Palffy Palace

The mission of the Bratislava City Gallery is to collect, professionally process, restore, protect and, through exhibitions, publications and cultural and educational activities, make works of art accessible to diverse audience groups.

PÁLFFY'S PALACE
Literally, history went through it. Its invaluable value and peculiarity lies in the fact that in a single architectural object, so many fundamental historical and architectural stages of the city's development are captured and visible. In the basement we can see evidence of a Celtic settlement (oppidum) from the 1st century AD - a shaft for storing food, a grave and finds documenting the immediate vicinity of the mint. The Roman period illustrates the amount of secondarily used building material in the masonry of the building - it is clearly visible in the preserved early medieval walls of the Romanesque palace from the 13th century. In the basement and on the first floor of the building, during the rescue research in the years 1981 - 1987, the core of the city's Gothic palace with a chapel was discovered - a star vault from the 15th century. Part of the masonry, also from the 15th century, can be seen on the third floor of the exhibition hall. The Slavic period left its traces in the basement - the discovery of four tombs from the 9th to the middle of the 10th century. Other building modifications date back to the 17th and 19th centuries (in the late classical style).

In the 18th century, the palace was owned by the Pálffy family and was used for representational purposes until the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

After the death of the last owner, Count János Pálffy, philanthropist, patron and collector of European art, the palace became the seat of the Bratislava City Gallery after extensive renovation in 1987.

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Transport: By foot, By bike, By car, By train, By bus
Parking: Free parking nearby, Paid parking nearby

Accepted payments: Cash
Languages: Slovak, English

Suitable for: Childrens, Families with childrens, Elderly, Handicapped, Young, Adults
Season: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Updated on: 17.3.2020

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Phone: +421 25 443 3627
E-mail: gmb@gmb.sk
Website: gmb.sk
Bratislava City Gallery - Palffy Palace
Pálfiho palác
Hviezdoslavovo námestie 175/18
811 02  Bratislava-Staré Mesto
Region: Bratislavský
District: Bratislava I
Area: Bratislava
 48.141765, 17.107438

Pálfiho palác
Hviezdoslavovo námestie 175/18
811 02  Bratislava-Staré Mesto

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