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Grassalkovich Presidential Palace

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Neighbourhood: Staré Mesto
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Address: Bratislava-Old Town | Hodzovo Namestie, Bratislava 811 06, Slovakia
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Changing of the guard

We visited the gates of this palace twice in our trip. Once was on a Segway tour, the other to see the changing of the guard. Unfortunately we arrived late to see this however we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Quebec City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is nice nice fountain in front of it and in the back a big garden If you are there stop it is ok to visit and take a few photos

1 Thank GinDub
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the gates of this palace twice in our trip. Once was on a Segway tour, the other to see the changing of the guard. Unfortunately we arrived late to see this however we caught the ending of it and judging by that it was a shame we didn't get to see it all.

1 Thank DanielKeen1
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is located near the old town. The palace is nice but one can only see it from the outside. There is a small square in front of the palace and a nice park behind it.

1 Thank CirilB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grassalkovich palace is the home of the president of Slovakia, where he hosts all the official visitors. Unfortunatelly it is open to the public only 1 day in a year, usualy in May or June.

Thank marian l
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grassalkovich Palace in Bratislava is the residence of the president of Slovakia. It is situated on Hodžovo námestie, near the Summer Archbishop's Palace and is roughly halfway between the main railway station and the old town. The building is a Rococo-late Baroque summer palace with a French garden and is a beautiful and impressive building. It reminded me a... More 

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Sokolov, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Slovakian Buckingham palace with that gold on the gate. The very nice garden. Must to visit. Only cameras at every corners.

Thank zima2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely building right along the main road from train station to downtown. There is a nice park/public space behind it. View from the front through the gates is nice. We were lucky to see the changing of the guard both on our way into town and on our way out again. Fun.

Thank IaTravel
New Brunswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Presidential palace is a lovely building, surrounded by gardens that are open to the public. It makes a beautiful background for photographs.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Passed this beautiful palace on our way into the old town. The palace is majestic and very impressive with two guards standing to attention outside.

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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were on our way towards the centre when we happened upon the Changing of the guard. My 4 year old was enthralled seeing the soldiers marching. The building from the outside is beautiful. My understanding is they do the changing on the hour, so if you are passing well worth trying to catch.

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