Old Town Hall, Bratislava

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    Bratslava Old Town Hall

    by TooTallFinn24 Updated May 16, 2015

    One of the city's oldest buildings, the Old Town Hall was constructed in xxxx. It served as the town hall for Bratsava from the 15th century until nearly the beginning of the 19th. In that nearly 400 year span the building served not only as a town hall but also as a mint, arsenal. archive, and even housed a prison Today the Bratslava Museum which depicts the history of the town is on the first floor of the facility.

    We visited the Old Town Hall as part of the free museum day on a late April; Sunday. The first floor museum had some great exhibits and models showing the history of the town. However a big crowd formed beginning on the first floor to see the Old Town Hall tower. The tower offers some commanding 360 degree views of the town. There is also a very nice interior courtyard that has been well preserved.

    Phone: +421 2 591 008 11

    Website: http://+421 2 591 008 11 +421 2 591 008 12 WWW: http://www.muzeum.bratislava.sk

    Brastlava Old Town hall Interior Courtyard and 2nd Floor of Old Town Hall View for the Tower Looking South

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    Old town hall

    by Odiseya Updated Feb 17, 2014

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    Old Town Hall (Slovak: Stará radnica) is one of oldest stone building in Slovakia. It was build trough centuries. It started in 13th century and completed in 1599. It was renovated in 18th and 20th century. That is reason why this building have all diferent details and styles. Namely it was originally Gothic, but now is combination of baroque, neo-renaissance and neo-gothic architecture style. Truthfully, it looks me as some old roman catholic church but still very nice.

    Trough centuries it was a very important cultural institution. Formerly the Town hall, the oldest in country and now is also and oldest museum in Bratislava, the Bratislava City Museum. That moseum dates back to 1868. Interesting is that besides a exhibition of the city history there is also and an exhibit of torture devices. And that is very seriously.

    Besides this it is also one of main attraction in Old town and in Bratislava in general. Nice tall tower is also and nice viewer point. It offers a nice view on Old Town.

    Address: Hlavné námestie, 811 01 Bratislava-Staré Mesto

    Directions: In the center of main square in Old town in Bratislava.

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    Town hall

    by Raimix Updated Dec 15, 2013

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    Town hall stands in very center of Bratislava. It is quite different from other buildings around due to baroque tower. Anyway, town hall is older than Baroque period. It was built starting from 14th century, most of buildings are from Gothic times, also Renaissance. So, visit also the inner yard of town hall, that is arched one.

    Nowadays town hall houses Bratislava city museum, I would like to visit it if I go there next time.

    Address: Radničná sq. 1, Bratislava.

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    Stara Radnica – Town Hall

    by grayfo Updated May 27, 2013

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    The Old Town Hall (the oldest in Slovakia) is a complex of buildings built in 1370 and with bits added on over the years. In the background is Jacob’s tower, from 1370. Since 1868 it has housed the Municipal Museum which includes an atmospheric dungeon.

    Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

    July 2007

    Address: Stará Radnica, Primaclilne nim. 3, Bratislava

    Directions: The Town Hall is located in the city centre between the Main Square and Primate’s Square.

    Phone: +421 (0) 2 59 20 51 30

    Website: http://www.muzeumbratislava.sk

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    The Old Town Hall.

    by Askla Updated Dec 10, 2012

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    The Old Town Hall was built in the 1421, joining a number of burgher houses. In the chapel of St Ladislav unique wall paintings from the 15th century are preserved. A renaissance arcade was added to the building in 1581.
    It has undergone several reconstructions over the centuries.

    Address: Hlavné námestie.

    Directions: On the eastern side of the Main Square in the Old Town.

    The front side.
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    The Old Town Hall

    by leics Written Nov 3, 2012

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    The old Town Hall is made up of a number of buildings, some of which date from the 1300s. Of course, it has undergone many additions and changes over the centuries. and i is now the Bratislava City Museum. From my exploration of the buildings (exterior only) , I think it is pretty obvious that they have been recently restored and renovated.

    But there are some lovely, and some ancient, touches still to be found: two obviously original Romanesque lions guard the entrance which leads from Primacialne Namestie (where you will find the pink Primate's Palace); dragons (or lizards?) and bats are carved into the stonework; an arched, first-floor gallery runs around part of the internal courtyard.

    If you enter the museum (I didn't) it is possible to climb the tower for views of the city.

    Well worth a wander round, even if you don't want to visit the museum.

    Address: Hlavne Namestie (main entrance)

    Directions: Hlavne Namestie is the main square in Bratislava's old town.

    Website: http://www.muzeum.bratislava.sk/en/

    Old Town Hall Dragon or lizard? Bug-eyed bat Romanesque lion Interior courtyard view
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    Old Town Hall

    by mallyak Written Dec 21, 2010

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    The Town Hall is very well preserved/restored and has a really lovely courtyard where part of the Christmas Market takes place. It also houses a museum which I have not visited. A very pleasing environment.

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    The rear wing of the old townhall

    by WStat Written Jul 30, 2008

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    Originally the site of a towered house in the 14th century, the old town hall arose in the 15th century by connecting several burgher houses, and then went through several reconstructions in the course of the centuries. After the earthquake of 1599, it was reconstructed in Renaissance style, while the town-hall tower was rebuilt in baroque style in the 18th century. In 1912 the rear wing was constructed in neo-renaissance style from the side of the courtyard, and neo-gothic style from the side of the Primacial square.
    Today it hosts the Bratislava City Museum, displaying exhibitions of Bratislava's history.

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    See the gothic Old Town Hall Tower

    by WStat Written Jul 30, 2008

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    Bratislava's Old Town Hall (Slovak: Stará radnica, Hungarian: régi városháza) is one of the oldest stone buildings in Bratislava, and the oldest city hall in Slovakia.
    The principal building adjacent to the tower was built by the city mayor Jakab in the 14th century, while the tower itself (originally Gothic) was erected in the late 13th century.
    The town-hall tower was of defensive nature. At the bottom, you can find a table with the date of February 1850, marking the high water level when the Danube flooded. Left of the Gothic window, there is immured a cannon ball commemorating the attacks of Napoleonic troops in 1809. At the corner of the tower, the statue of Madonna of 1676 is located.

    Directions: The Old Town Hall is located in the heart of the city center, between the Main Square and the Primate's square, next to the Greek and Japanese embassies. It is easily recognizable by its colorful tiled roof.

    Website: http://www.bratislava-city.sk/old-town-hall

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    Town Hall

    by Airpunk Written Jun 25, 2008

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    This 13th century building served many purposes, such as being the town hall as well as the see of the semi-autonomus Pressburg Administration. By Acquisition of a neighbouring building, it has grown into a complex mixing late gothic architecture with Baroque and Art Nouveau. Also, Primate’s Palace is part of the complex. The well-known tower was added in the 14th century, but it was damaged by a fire and replaced in the 18th century by today’s baroque style one. Today, the city museum is located in a medeival part of the building, while a hall for official and cultural events is located in the Primate’s Palace. A wine museum is also located in this complex.

    The town hall as seen from main square The inner court of the town hall complex Town hall with its tower - not the colourful roof
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    The old town hall

    by Iksi Written Mar 4, 2008

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    Old Town Hall is one of the oldest stone buildings in Bratislava, and the oldest city hall in Slovakia.The Old Town Hall is located in the heart of the city center, between the Main Square and the Primate's square, next to the Greek and Japanese embassies.

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    Oldest town hall in Slovakia

    by BorneoGrrl Written Sep 11, 2007

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    The Old Town Hall in the main square is the oldest town hall in Slovakia and is made by combining several adjacent buildings, which explains the different colored walls. It was built in the 13th century in Gothic style and changed through the years, including a Baroque style and an additional Neorenaissance/Neogothic wing.

    Today, the Town Hall houses the Bratislava City Museum. One the wall, you can still see the canonball embedded on the tower wall shot by Napoleon's soldiers in 1809.

    Directions: In the Main Square

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    Radnica not Rathaus ?

    by Ekaterinburg Updated Jan 20, 2007

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    The Old Town hall faces onto the Hlavne namestie on one side and behind has an absolutely delightful courtyard. Both sides are very beautiful and both, in December, had absolutely buzzing Christmas markets. The building dates from the 14th century when a mayor built a house with a tower there. Eventually, several buildings merged nito one and by the 15th centyry, the town hall was roughly as we now see it. It's a bit of a mishmash of architectural styles with gothic, renaisance and Baroque all geting a look in. From the front, the yellow, baroque tower strikes a colourful note against the red roof tiles and the courtyard behind this tower is also a very striking space.

    The Old Town Hall houses two museums, the Vinohradicke Museum, with a nod to the Slovakian wine industry and the City Museum , Muzeum historie mesta. This includes some torture implements as part of an exhibition of feudal justice and various other art and artefacts associated withthe town's history.

    Address: Hlavne namestie

    Directions: In the centre of the Old Town

    Phone: 421 2 5920 5135

    Website: http://www.muzeum.bratislava.sk

    Inner courtyard of Old TownHall
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    by sagorion Written Oct 22, 2006

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    The old town is where most of the older architecture can be found. Smaller gems are also scattered along the streets. In particular are the three bronze statues of the Frenchman, the Peeper and the Photographer.

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    Town Hall

    by barryg23 Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    The town hall is well worth a visit. Inside it hosts the municipal museum with exhibits in Slovakian and English on the history of Bratislava. There are many richly decorated rooms and some interesting old pictures of the city. In the basement you can see an exhibition on torture - however, there were no English labels here so we didn't stay too long here.

    The entrance ticket (50 Skk) also covers entry to the tower, from where there are excellent views of the town.

    The town hall is equally impressive from outside. The west facade has a nice green-tiled roof, while on the opposite side the dominating looks out onto the main city square, Hlavna Namestie.

    Town Hall Tower Town Hall East facade of Town Hall Ruth at the Tower Views of the Old Town and the Castle from Tower

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