Palace of Erdody, Bratislava

Palace of Erdody, Bratislava

The Palace of Erdödy was built in 1770 by Mathew Walch. The building originally comprised four houses, which were initially occupied by Count George Leopold Erdödy, the head of the Hungarian Royal Chamber, and his family. The Erdödy family were decedents of Hungarian nobility with their genealogical lines dating back as far as the 14th century.

The grand structure was converted during the 19th century into a palace for the son of Count George Leopold Erdödy, Jan Nepomuk Erdödy. Originally, the building was erected with three floors and a fourth floor was added at the beginning of the 20th century. It has four wings and an immense central courtyard. The rooms have vaulted ceilings with rococo stucco. Over the years, the structure has been the home of Hungarian nobility, a concert hall and a government facility. The building is a great example of rococo style, which is acknowledged for its florid embellishments.

Today, the palace houses a selection of high-end cafes, restaurants, shops and boutiques amidst the historic sites of the town. Visitors to the municipality will appreciate spending the day exploring the many amazing buildings and varied architectural elements which make this place exceptional.

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