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Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovicov Palac) Tours

Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovicov Palac)
The low-slung, white-washed Baroque Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovicov Palac) sits on Hodžovo námestie on the northern edge of Bratislava’s Starý Mesto (Old Town) and was built in 1760 as the private residence of a wealthy adviser to Empress Marie Therese. Anton Grassalkovich surrounded himself by beauty and music in his elegant residence; composer Joseph Haydn and elite members of the Hungarian nobility were frequent visitors to his salon. 

The palace has played a considerable part in Slovakian history, as it was here that Habsburg Archduke Franz Ferdinand met his wife; in 1914 they were assassinated in Sarajevo and their deaths led to the outbreak of World War I. After World War II, the palace became home to Josef Tiso, first President of the new Slovak Republic, but during Soviet times the building was used as a day center for children. It was renovated following the Velvet Revolution in 1989, when it once more became residence of the Slovakian president.  

The colorful Changing of the Guard takes place outside at 1 p.m. daily, and although the palace itself is not open to the public, the surrounding formal French gardens are, and they make a perfect picnic spot on summer days among a cluster of madcap modern fountains.

Practical Info

Located at Hodžovo námestie, Grassalkovich Palace is a sight to see from the outside; its interior is not open to the public.
Address: Hodžovo námestie, Bratislava 811 06, Slovakia
Hours: Changing of the guard 1 p.m. daily
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One day private trip to Bratislava from Budapest with guide!

Bratislava is one of the oldest Celtic towns, the boarder of the Roman empire, the western bulwark of the Hungarian Kingdom, the last marine port of the Danube during the Middle Ages, the town of merchants and craftsmen with rich vineculture tradition, and the Coronation town of Hungarian Kings for more than 200 years. Discover Bratislava with a private guide on a one day trip from Budapest!
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Private 2-hour Walking Tour of Bratislava with official tour guide

Enjoy this private walking tour in the city of Bratislava alongside your private official guide and get to know the best of what Bratislava has to offer in this private tour. This tour will focus on the Staré Mesto, the oldest town in Bratislava. During this tour, we will visit the most famous museums of the town. The tour starts at the streets of the old neigbourhood of Staré Mesto, more exactly at Grassalkovich Palace. We will walk from here to St. Michael’s Tower through Obchodná Street, the main shopping artery of Bratislava. We will continue to visit the Main Square, the Old Town Hall and the Bratislava City Museum in a row. After a little break at one of its restaurants, our next stop will be the Old Slovak National Theater, a theatre of drama, opera and ballet. Walking by the Nový Most bridge across the Danube, we will get to know the very interesting and eclectic Bibiana Gallery in Panska Street.
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Private Full Day Tour to Bratislava from Budapest with Hotel pick-up

Your private driver will pick you up in your hotel or desired place in Budapest and drives you towards Bratislava. During this tour, we will visit the most famous museums of the town. The tour starts at the streets of the old neigbourhood of Staré Mesto, more exactly at Grassalkovich Palace. We will walk from here to St. Michael’s Tower through Obchodná Street, the main shopping artery of Bratislava. We will continue to visit the Main Square, the Old Town Hall and the Bratislava City Museum in a row. After a little break at one of its restaurants, our next stop will be the Old Slovak National Theater, a theatre of drama, opera and ballet. Walking by the Nový Most bridge across the Danube, we will get to know the very interesting and eclectic Bibiana Gallery in Panska Street. At the end of the tour, your private driver will take you back to your starting point in Budapest.
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What are Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovicov Palac) hours of operation?
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Grassalkovich Palace (Grasalkovicov Palac) hours of operation: Changing of the guard 1 p.m. daily. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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