At the place of today´s palace formerly stood a representative Renaissance mansion in 1540. The palace is adorned by many features of Classicistic architecture: pillars supporting balcony above palace entrance, decorations of windows, staircases and representative halls, and tympanum. Is is triangular gable above the entrance at the front of the building. Above the tympanum rises a cardinal hat symbolizing the palace´s mussion. It is 180centimetres in diameter and weighs over 150 kilos. The most famous place in palace is the Mirror Hall. The so-called Bratislava Treaty between Napoleon Bonaparteand emperor Francis I. was signed here. The city bought the palace in 1903 and today it serves as the mayor´sbureau. It is also the place of permanent Bratislava tapestry exhibition – a collection of beautiful carpets covering walls( so-called) that are the work of English weavers originally from the first half of the 17th century.