Johann Pálffy Palace, Bratislava

Johann Pálffy Palace, Bratislava

Johann Pálffy Palace (Slovak: Pálffyho or Pálfiho Palác) is a late Classicism-style building in the Old Town of Bratislava. Built originally for Count Leopold Pálffy, Count of Pozsony County and a Major General in the armed forces of Empress Maria Theresa, the palace is a good example of a Baroque architecture. Over the years, archeological digs have unearthed traces of a Gothic structure, which once stood on the grounds of the palace, along with Roman and Celtic artifacts.

The palace has had many uses, since it was first constructed as a home for Count Leopold Pálffy. It has been a government mint, the location of one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s early concerts and the site of the Austrian embassy. Visitors will want to spend time visiting the on-site gallery, which displays a rich collection of the original paintings of Dutch and Flemish masters from the 17th and 18th centuries including, Rembrandt and Rubens.

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Sight Name: Johann Pálffy Palace
Sight Location: Bratislava, Slovakia (See walking tours in Bratislava)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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