Súčasné miesto oddychu a rekreácie Stupavčanov prešlo mnohými premenami súvisiacimi s historickým vývojom kaštieľa. Na jeho mieste pôvodne stál vodný hrad, ktorý Mikuláš Pálffy prebudoval na štvorvežový renesančný kaštieľ obklopený vodnou priekopou. Kaštieľ zostal majetkom Pálffyovcov ďalších 275 rokov.
The circumstances connected to the origin of the castle are not completely known. Some historians prefer the theory that the Pajstun castle is in fact the Stupava castle, conquered by the troops of the king Ottokar II of Bohemia in the year 1271.
Budmerice, a little village between Bratislava and Trnava, situated in the shadow of the Small Carpathians, is big by its history. With its past is associated the mighty Palffy dynasty that participated on the process of shaping the mediaval Europe.
This fountain was designed in 1888 by Bratislava-born V. Tilgner (who also created the putti on the adjacent Opera House).
The Maximilian fountain was built in 1572 in the Austrian stone workshop of Andreas Lutringer, with a financial contribution from Hungary’s King Maximilian II.
This Renaissance fountain in the courtyard of the Primatial Palace depicts the struggle of St George and the dragon. His life is part of the ‘Golden Legend’, which was extremely widespread in early Christian Europe.
The beginnings of the Renaissance-Baroque castle date back to the 16th century. Today, the Castle is a seat of the specialized Slovak National Museum branch concerned with the housing culture of the nobility and bourgeoisie in Slovakia.
The castle, on a hill above the old town, dominates the city of Bratislava.