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Art Galleries Tour (Self Guided), Bratislava

The exhibitions held in Bratislava galleries can be absolutely unforgettable and rather charming. Discover the pleasure that only art can give you. Don't lose the chance to see the world-famous treasures of art that are presented in Art Galleries of Bratislava!
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Guide Name: Art Galleries Tour
Guide Location: Slovakia » Bratislava (See other walking tours in Bratislava)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 3
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Author: hollyg
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Satelit
  • City of Bratislava Gallery
  • Slovak National Gallery
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Satelit

1) Satelit

Satelit is a new exhibition hall and the site for the Slovak design center. It's also a wonderful work space that plays an important role hosting project research and events in the world of art and not only for Slovakia, but for international art historians and students as well.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 1 pm - 6 pm
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City of Bratislava Gallery

2) City of Bratislava Gallery (must see)

Founded in 1961, the City of Bratislava Gallery is the second largest gallery in the region. The structure can be found in the portion of the city known as Old Town, which is one of the most historic boroughs in the metropolis. Paintings and sculpture can be viewed in the Mirbach Palace and the Pálffy Palace. The origins of the facility go all the way back to the 18th century when Hungarian royalty and nobility had extensive collections of art, much of which has found its way into the assemblages owned by the country’s government. The Mirbach Palace was built in the 1700s by brewer Michal Spech. Predominantly in the Rococo architectural style, the building contains paintings and sculptures from the Central European Baroque period of time. The Pálffy Palace dates back to the 1800s and offers Classical style architectural elements. The institution is home to five permanent art exhibits including Central European Painting and Sculpture, Stories and Phenomena: 20th Century Slovak, Gothic Painting and Sculpture, Celtic Mint in Bratislava and Tapestries from England. Combined, the City of Bratislava Gallery contains over 35,000 pieces of artwork. In addition to collecting pieces of Slovak art, the gallery has a vast department which is devoted to restoration and conservation.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm
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Slovak National Gallery

3) Slovak National Gallery (must see)

The Slovak National Gallery (SNG) is a conglomeration of many exhibition halls which fall under its authority and management. First established in the year 1949, the institution is situated in the historic Esterházy Palace and Water Barracks along with many major architectural structures throughout the city and the country. The Esterházy Palace is a beautiful Neo-Renaissance piece of architecture located along the banks of the Danube River. Visitors will immediately be greeted by the regal lion statues as they enter main entrance of the facility. The institution oversees 23 galleries throughout Slovakia, along with research facilities and educational programs all over the Bratislava community. The emphasis of this particular establishment is natural history which includes geology, wildlife and the anthropology of the ancient world. Within Bratislava and under the care of the SNG is the Natural Science Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of History, the Music Museum, the Museum of Jewish Culture, the Museum of Hungarian Culture in Slovakia, the Museum of Carpathian German Culture and the Museum of Croatian Culture in Slovakia. Each one of these establishments is charged with the conservation of Slovakian history and culture through the display of the arts, artifacts and icons.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm; Thursday: 12 pm - 8 pm; Friday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm.

Walking Tours in Bratislava, Slovakia

Create Your Own Walk in Bratislava

Create Your Own Walk in Bratislava

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bratislava is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Bratislava Museums

Bratislava Museums

The majority of Bratislava museums are located in the Old Town part of the city. It's amazingly quaint and charming. The museums are numerous and so varied that we can easily call Bratislava the City of Museums. Be ready to bring home unforgettable memories from a great tour of Bratislava museums!

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 Km or 1.3 Miles
Bratislava Palaces Walking Tour

Bratislava Palaces Walking Tour

The historic center of the largest city in Slovakia is rich in majestic palaces and great mansions. The majority of Bratislava palaces are designed in a Baroque style, and they have a great history related to famous figures like Napoleon and composer Johann Hummel. Don't miss the chance to experience the luxurious life lived not so long ago by emperors and nobility.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Bratislava Old Town

Bratislava Old Town

The city of Bratislava can amaze you with its history. The special charm of the Old Town of Bratislava will leave you absolutely dazzled by the beauty of it all. It's possible to find anything to your taste here. Wonderful architecture, fine examples of art, lots of information on science and the history of Bratislava Old Town -- all will give you a real Slovakian experience.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Bratislava Introduction Walk

Bratislava Introduction Walk

Slovakian capital Bratislava straddles the river Danube right at the Austrian and Hungarian border. The closeness of these two countries has had its toll on the city's long and often tumultuous history in which the Austrians, Croats, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Jews, Serbs and Slovaks have played their role. It wasn't until 1919 that the city, prior to that known as Pressburg, got its...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Bratislava Architectural Jewels

Bratislava Architectural Jewels

Owing to the fact that the Danube Road connected Western Europe with the Orient, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, has always been influenced by European art and culture. Visitors to the city can admire its Gothic and Baroque architecture, along with the splendid 20th century buildings. Don't miss the chance to explore Bratislava's great architectural variety!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

Religious Buildings of Bratislava are not just architectural monuments and historic treasures, but also beautiful places that convey a religious atmosphere and spiritual mood. Seize the opportunity to become a part of harmony by visiting Bratislava religious buildings.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles