The castle, on a hill above the old town, dominates the city of Bratislava.
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.
For the local people, the western part of Bratislava is one of the most popular venues for a trip. Just 10 km west of the city centre, Devín Castle is set in beautiful natural scenery.
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.
This fountain was designed in 1888 by Bratislava-born V. Tilgner (who also created the putti on the adjacent Opera House).
Kern House stands on the corner of Rybárska brána (Fisherman’s Gate) and Hviezdoslavovo Square. Fisherman’s Gate was one of the four entrances to the mediaeval city (the others being Lawrence’s, Michael’s and the Vydrická Gate).
This palace was built for the main administrator of imperial property on the king’s estate, Leopold de Pauli, in 1775-1776.
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 Maximilian fountain was built in 1572 in the Austrian stone workshop of Andreas Lutringer, with a financial contribution from Hungary’s King Maximilian II.
The bulbous yet elegant copper roof of Michael’s Gate is one of the symbols of Bratislava.
The rococo Mirbach Palace was built in 1768-1770 by Bratislava brewer Michael Spech.