"Presidential Palace" Presidential Palace - Grassalkovich Palace Tip by Ewingjr98

  Palace Guard, Jan 2006
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  • Palace Guard, Jan 2006 - Bratislava
      Palace Guard, Jan 2006
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  • The palace, Jan 2006 - Bratislava
      The palace, Jan 2006
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  • The Presidential Gardens in winter, Jan 2006 - Bratislava
      The Presidential Gardens in winter, Jan 2006
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Just north of the Old Town sits the white Presidential Palace, also known as Grasalkovicov palac. It was built in 1760, and was first used as the Slovak Presidential Palace from 1939 until World War II ended in 1945. During the Communist occupation, was used by the children as it became the "House of Pioneers and the Youth." Apparently the children were very hard on the old building and it took a big effort to rebuild. After a few years of reconstruction, it became the Presidential Palace in 1996.

Behind the palace are nice French gardens which are open to the public.

Nice 360 degree view of the gardens...

Address: Hod?ovo nám. 1, 810 00, Bratislava
othercontact: informacie@prezident.sk
Phone: +421/2/ 57 888 173
Website: http://www.bratislavaguide.com/presidential-palace

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