History & Culture

Calvinist Church

Calvinist Church

This neo-Romanesque Calvinist Reform church was designed by architect Franz Wimmer and built in 1913. It displays characteristics reminiscent of the Chicago school of architecture. The site was previously occupied by the main post office, which now stands across the square.

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The Blue Church – Church of St. Elizabeth

The shrine, together with the parish and the nearby secondary school, comprised a unique complex built in the secession style. The shrine was built to the plans of the Budapest architect Edmund Lechner in 1909-1913. It is famous for its blue plaster with inlaid, blue-glazed majolica as well as its glazed roof-cover. The mosaic of […]

Trinitarian Church

Holy Trinity Church – Trinitarian Church

The Trinitarian Order, who ransomed Christian captives from Turkish imprisonment, settled in Bratislava at the end of the 17th century. In 1717-1725, they built a church and a monastery of their own, which ranked among the most attractive constructions of baroque-style in Bratislava. The monastery has not been preserved, and in 1844 the Zupa house […]

Chuch and Cloister of Clarissnes

Church and Cloister of the Clarissnes

The Order of St Clare settled in Bratislava in 1297 and constructed a church and a monastery of their own. The single-nave church, built in Gothic style, is from the first half of the 14th century. In about 1400, a remarkable pentagonal spire with sculptures was annexed. Only its pyramid-shape top is built in neo-Gothic […]

Capuchin Church

Capuchin Church – Church of St. Stephan

The Order of Capuchins was active in Bratislava in the second half of the 17th century. They built a simple church and monastery in the extramural sector. The Statue of St. Stephen decorates the present façade in neo-Romanesque style. The main altar depicts S.t Stephen putting the historic Hungary under the protection of the Virgin […]

Franciscan Church

Franciscan Church of the Lord´s Annunciation

The Franciscan Church is the oldest existing religious (sacral) building in the Old Town of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.The church was consecrated in the year 1297 in the presence of King Andrew III of Hungary. In the past, the church building served for larger gatherings of townspeople or Hungarian nobles. In 1526 Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor was elected here to become the King of Hungary. […]

The Primate´s Palace

The Primate´s Palace

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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 […]

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Bratislava Castle

Bratislava Castle may be considered the most important monuments of the city. Rising from the top of rocky hill it is 85 metres above the level of the Danube. The castle hill has always been an important place as it lies on what used to be a business crossroad protected by a wide river on […]