Interesting Sites, Bratislava

Someone says that the capital city of Bratislava is definitely one of the top Eastern European cities to visit, and it’s popularly known for being home to the impressive Danube River running through the city. I do not know whether it is true or not. You should go and look at it yourself.

That day, I walked around the city with the sightseeing map.

Bratislava City Map

Bratislava City Map

Bratislava Guide

Bratislava Guide

Slovak National MuseumSlovak National Museum

Slovak National Museum has an elegant building along the banks of the Danube with the pillar of lion statue out front of the house.

Slovak National Museum

Slovak National Museum

Slovak National Museum has 2.4 million objects in its collection, which makes it one of the most important museums of natural science in Europe.

Interior of Slovak National Museum

Interior of Slovak National Museum

The Slovak National Museum is the most important scientific research and cultural education institution, with the largest and best collections in the field of museum studies in Slovakia.

Collection of Slovak National Museum

Collection of Slovak National Museum

Clock Museum Bratislava

Clock Museum Bratislava

Clock Museum Bratislava

Interior of the Clock Museum

Interior of the Clock Museum

The Rococo-style house of the Clock Museum is one of the few buildings in the area below Bratislava Castle surviving in its original state from earlier times. It was built in 1760 – 1765.

Exhibits of the Clock Museum, Bratislava

Exhibits of the Clock Museum, Bratislava

Exhibits of the Clock Museum, Bratislava

Exhibits of the Clock Museum, Bratislava

The Clock Museum is really interesting for machine lovers and clock collectors.

Slovak National Theatre

The Slovak National Theatre is Neo-Renaissance theatre building in the Old Town of Bratislava, which opened on 14 April 2007.

 Slovak National Theatre

Slovak National Theatre

The auditorium and the balcony of the theatre.

The auditorium and the balcony of the theatre.

The outside and inside of the theatre are elegant, smart and beautiful.

Slovak National Gallery

The Slovak National Gallery offers current exhibitions of modern and classic art in Esterházy Palace.

Esterházy Palace, main building of the Slovak National Gallery

Esterházy Palace, main building of the Slovak National Gallery

Esterházy Palace is a Neo-Renaissance-style building in the Old Town, Bratislava, near the Danube riverfront, built in the 1870s.

New building of Slovak National Gallery

New building of Slovak National Gallery, it is called Vodne Kasarne (Water barracks)

Containing over 55,000 works the Slovak National Gallery is the largest gallery in
Bratislava. Its collections are located in the two interconnected buildings, Vodne Kasarne (Water barracks) on Razsusovo nabrezie and Esterhazy Palace.

Collection of the Slovak National Gallery.

Collection of the Slovak National Gallery.

Nativity from Galgóc, originally on the main altar of St. Martin’s at Pozsony, 1480s.

Collection of the Slovak National Gallery

Collection of the Slovak National Gallery

The above pictures are the works by Gillis Coignet, “Vanitas,” ca. 1580 and by Rembrandt van Rijn, “In Oriental Camp,” 1641.

Grassalkvich Palace

The Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the president of Slovakia. It is situated on Hodžovo námestie, near the Summer Archbishop’s Palace.

Grassalkovich Palace and the cuardsmen

Grassalkovich Palace and the cuardsmen

The building is a Rococo and late Baroque summer palace with a French garden. It was built in 1760 for Count Antal Grassalkovich, a Hungarian noble serving as the head of the Hungarian Chamber, by architect Anton Mayerhofer.

I continued to explore the Bratislava City merrily.

 

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