The Primate's Palace (Slovak: Primaciálny palác) is a neoclassical palace in the Old Town of Bratislava the capital of Slovakia. It was built from 1778 to 1781 for Archbishop József Batthyány, after the design of architect Melchior Hefele. In 1805, the Palace's Hall of Mirrors saw the signing of the fourth Peace of Pressburg, ending the War of the Third Coalition. Today, it serves as the seat of Mayor of Bratislava.
The palace and its most famous chamber, the Hall of Mirrors, were the location of the signing of the fourth Peace of Pressburg by Johann I Josef, Prince of Liechtenstein, Ignácz Gyulay and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand in 1805 after the Battle of Austerlitz, which effectively ended the War of the Third Coalition. As a result of the Peace of Pressburg, the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved, and Emperor Francis II proclaimed himself Emperor Francis I of Austria; this is commemorated today by a Roman-style bust of the Emperor on the staircase next to the Hall of Mirrors. The opening sessions of the Hungarian Diet, which convened in the University Library, took place here as well. István Széchenyi offered his yearly income to establish here the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Here Ferdinand V of Hungary promoted the first responsible Hungarian government (elsõ felelõs magyar kormány) and signed the April laws, where Lajos Batthyány, Lajos Kossuth, Bertalan Szemere, Ferenc Deák, Pál Esterházy, István Széchenyi, Lázár Mészáros, József Eötvös and Gábor Klauzál Hungarian ministers were also present. The city purchased the palace in 1903. During reconstruction in 1903, a series of six previously unknown tapestries were found behind a wall, depicting the legend of Hero and Leander and their tragic love. The tapestries were woven in the 1630s at the Mortlake Tapestry Works, near London.
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DrMan Ttdi | Mar 5, 2018
Dave Harper | Aug 2, 2017
Good place. Very historical place in bratislava. Good start point to enter the old town.
Richard Gates | Oct 4, 2017
A must see attraction when visiting this city. Lots of art and history.
D D | Feb 2, 2018
Beautiful neoclassical construction, today the mayor's premises.
Juraj Mikola | Oct 4, 2017
Nice place. Brstislava centre meeting point.
Vealerius | Mar 5, 2018
A historical place. Students with ISIC can enter without any fees or payments. Within you can find the so-called room of mirrors, which is home to many popular paintings and, obviously, many mirrors. There is also a balcony, from which you are able to see into the normally unaccessible chapel.
Mitzi Gomez | Apr 3, 2018
An absolutely beautiful palace! Highly recommend a visit to the hall of mirrors.
MineDanel 7953 | Apr 21, 2018
Well, very nice place for tourist visiting Bratislava. It is amazing, what can you see here. I really recommend.
Matthias Seidl | Apr 22, 2018
Nice place, very historical. It was very nice to visit
Lucy Grech | Apr 21, 2018
It is a beauty this palace. Worth to visit.
Bryan SK | May 23, 2018
This place wants to be a flagship for local government and is frequently used for diplomatic meetings. It has also a museum section with the wall tapestries well-known story. Impasse it was well-known for public Wedding Place. All the patios are most of the day open for public free of charge and I suggest tourist to take a walk inside and have a look.
Elizaveta Kabanova | May 27, 2018
Nice place to visit! Dont expect anything magnificent like palaces in Vienna. This one is quite small, but still has many beautiful pieces of art and pretty interiors.
Michal Macák | Jun 4, 2018
Sumer residence of Archbishop of Estragon. One of the most beautyful places in Bratislava.
David Serrano | May 18, 2018
A great collection of wall hangings awaits in the gallery. A must if you’re visiting the town center.
Ivo Kovacic | Jul 12, 2018
Great historical building. Great place vor various social events.
Discovering Destinations | Aug 13, 2018
Discovering The Primate's Palace. As we walked in the old town of Bratislava, we passed through the “Primate’s Palace”. It's beauty caught our attention, so we took lots of pictures. We didn’t go inside because our time in Bratislava was limited. Feel free to check the hours of operation and entrance fees online, but it seemed quite affordable. According to Wikipedia, this is an 18thcentury palace that has an important place in European history. That's because there were representatives from France, Hungary and Austria that signed the Treaty of Pressburg. An event that brought an end of a thousand years of rule by the Holy Roman Empire. So, if you are in rush like us, you can take pictures of the palace, otherwise you can visit inside. Either way, in this area you'll find many wine bars, nice small streets and historic buildings to make your own city tour ! Serge: 4 Eli: 4 Recommend: It's a beautiful palace, at a minimum make some time for pictures.
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