Hlavné námestie, old town in Bratislava ,

(“Hlavné námestie” means “Main Square” in English.)

Hlavné námestie (Main Square) is one of the best known squares in Bratislava. It is located in the Old Town and it is the centre of the city.

Bratislava Old Town Map

Bratislava Old Town Map

1. The House at the good Shepherd  2. St. Clare’s Church  3. St. Martin’s Cathedral  4. The New Bridge  5. Franciscan Church  6. Old Town Hall -Hlavné námestie – the Main Square  7. The Primate’s Palace  8. The Slovak National Theatre  9. Slovak Philharmonic  10. Port – SNM

Hlavné námestie (Main Square) Bratislava

Hlavné námestie (Main Square) Bratislava, Jesuit`s Church & Old Town Hall

The Jesuit Church (Holy Saviour Church) is an originally protestant church from the 17th century on the Franciscan Square in the Old Town of Bratislava. Today, the church belongs to the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuit Order.

The Jesuit Church (Holy Saviour Church)

The Jesuit Church (Holy Saviour Church). The carved double doors of the main portal. Embossed coat of arms of the Jesuit order of the main portal

Old Town Hall (Bratislava City Museum)

Old Town Hall (City Museum)

Old Town Hall is a complex of buildings from the 14th century in the Old Town of Bratislava. The tower was built approximately in 1370. Today, Old Town Hall has been used as the city museum.

Bratislava City Museum was founded by the Bratislava Resident’s Association in 1868, and its first exhibition opened in 1872. The museum has several collections: historical, numismatic, pharmaceutical, decorative arts, archaeological, ethnographical, sculpture and ironmongery, and science and technology.

Hlavné námestie (Main Square) Bratislava

Hlavné námestie (Main Square) Bratislava. The fountain of Roland and Paluďaiho Palace.

The Roland Fountain and Paluďaiov Palace.

The Roland Fountain and Paluďaiov Palace.

The Roland Fountain (Maximilian Fountain) is the most famous fountain in Bratislava. It was ordered by Maximilian II, the king of Royal Hungary, in 1572 to provide a public water supply. The fountain is topped by a statue of Maximilian portrayed as a knight in full armour sculpted by Master A. Lutringer.

Paluďaiov Palace is one of the residences of  Palugyay Family. Since 1880, the Palace is a neo-baroque form, which is based on the tradition of the French Baroque. It was built for Francis Paluďaia, which was a major vintner.

Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic / Ambassador Egawa and Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič

Embassy of Japan in the Slovak Republic / Ambassador Egawa and Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič

Ambassador Egawa dedicated the credentials from His Majesty the Emperor to Ivan Gašparovič President at the presidential palace on December 16, 2013.

Palace of the Hungarian exchange bank

Palace of the Hungarian exchange bank

Palace of the Hungarian Exchange Bank (Palace discount Hungarian and foreign exchange bank or palace Roland) is an Art Nouveau palace in the center of Bratislava.
Primate’s Palace Bratislava

Primate’s Palace Bratislava

Primate’s Palace is a neoclassical palace in the Old Town of Bratislava. It was built from 1778 to 1781 for Archbishop József Batthyány. Today, it serves as the seat of Mayor of Bratislava.

Statues in the old town of Bratislava

The statue of “Voyeur” and stupid children, Old Town Main Square

The statue of “Voyeur” at Old Town Main Square. Local children play with it.

The statue of “Voyeur” (a man inconspicuously peeping from a street manhole) is the very famous and unique statue in the Old Town of Bratislava. But nobody seems to know the origin and history. Please let me know if you know it.

Paparazzi Statue

Paparazzi Statue

The Paparazzi Statue is peaking hidden round the corner of Laurinska Street, right at the entrance of the famous Paparazzi fine-dining restaurant.

 Hans C. Andersen Statue, Bratislava


Hans C. Andersen Statue, Bratislava. He once visited Bratislava and said, “The most beautiful town.”

Bronze statue of Andersen, surrounded by characters from his stories (a bird near his foot is gone).

H. C. Andersen, the nightingale and the wild swans, from his story.

H. C. Andersen, the nightingale and the wild swans, from his stories.

The steadfast tin soldier, the emperor's new clothes and the snail, from his stories.

The steadfast tin soldier, the emperor’s new clothes and the snail, from his stories.

Dievca Fountain

Dievca Fountain

Fountain Dievca (Maiden), so tender-hearted Girl with a deer in front of Hans Christian Andersen sculpture on Hviezdoslavovo Square in Bratislava.

The Old Town of Bratislava is fun and  entertaining.

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