Classicist palace built during 1778 - 1781 on the basis of designs by Melchior Hefele for the archbishop Jozef Bathyány. In the attic of the roof, there are allegorical statues by J. Kögler and F. Prokop as well as vases by J. A. Messerschmidt. In the top of the tympanum, there is the coat of arms of Jozef Bathyány and a cardinal's hat weighing 150 kg. A mosaic by Ernest Zmeták is placed in the tympanum. Statuettes of angels in the facade are holding the letter I - Iusticia = justice and C - Clementia = graciousness - the personal motto of the cardinal. In the entrance hall of the palace on the right-hand side, there is a memorial tablet commemorating the signing of the so-called Peace of Pressburg in 1805, while a fountain of St. George can be found in the courtyard along with the entrance to the chapel of St Ladislaus in the corner. You can find the Mirror hall on the first floor, which witnessed the signing of the Peace of Pressburg in 1805 between Napoleonic France and Hapsburg Austria after the battle at Austerlitz. King Ferdinand signed the document here on the abolition of serfdom in Hungary 1848. Collections of the Gallery of the City of Bratislava are located in representative rooms, with a unique collection of tapestries of the 17 th century depicting the tragic love between Hero and Leandros, from an English royal weaving factory at Mortlake. The palace is the seat of the mayor of the city at present.
Comments from our visitors:
jana addy wrote on 23.01.2010 at 22:06:39:
trying to find someone who can help me find info on a artist who did a etching.the arist name appears to be ranzenhefer. it's a etching of the old city wall in your town.can u help me or put me in contact with someone who. it belonged to a friends mom and she pasted away and just would like to know something about the drawing and artist. thank-you very much for any help u might be able to give
Gary Collins wrote on 07.03.2008 at 19:07:52:
Hello, im going to bratislava and have been told that i am only able to get their currency over in Brat and not in england. can any please advise?
Tom wrote on 19.11.2007 at 09:54:55:
Can you help us contact the primates palace for a wedding? Many thanks ADMIN: Hello, weddings at the Mirror Hall of the Primatial Palace usually take place only on one Saturday per month. You have to contact the Wedding Registry of the Bratislava Old Town at +421 2 59 23 52 23.
Bob wrote on 08.05.2006 at 20:35:58:
How much does it cost?
F Lee wrote on 27.12.2005 at 23:25:35:
Hello. What are the opening hours to the palace ? Thank you.