Grassalkovich Palace, Bratislava

Grassalkovich Palace, Bratislava

The Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the Slovakian president. This palace represents a mixture of Rococo and late Baroque styles and was built by architect Anton Mayerhofer in 1760 for the Hungarian nobleman, Count Antal Grassalkovich, the vassal of Habsburg Empress Maria Theresa. The palace was intended primarily as an entertainment venue and had hosted many balls and musical parties throughout its history thrown by the Habsburg royals; eventually it became a popular center of musical life in Pressburg and saw many celebrities of the day, including composer Joseph Haydn himself premiering here some of his works.

In September 1996, the palace underwent reconstruction and was turned into a presidential office. The adjacent garden, containing the statue of Bratislava-born composer Jan Nepomuk Hummel, has been made a public park.
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Sight Name: Grassalkovich Palace
Sight Location: Bratislava, Slovakia (See walking tours in Bratislava)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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