(“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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Ambassador Egawa dedicated the credentials from His Majesty the Emperor to Ivan Gašparovič President at the presidential palace on December 16, 2013.
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” (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.
The Paparazzi Statue is peaking hidden round the corner of Laurinska Street, right at the entrance of the famous Paparazzi fine-dining restaurant.
Bronze statue of Andersen, surrounded by characters from his stories (a bird near his foot is gone).
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.