Music Museum, Slovak National Museum, Bratislava Castle

The northern border of the Bratislava Castle is formed by a long Baroque building from the 18th century, which today houses the Slovak National Museum (Music Museum) and the castle administration.

  • Pozsony vára
  • Bratislava, Pozsony, Hrad, Castle, Burg, Vár


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    Bratislava Castle

    Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on an isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava.

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    Castle building (The Palace), Bratislava Castle

    The castle building includes four towers (one on each corner) and a courtyard with a 80 m (260 ft) deep water well. The largest and tallest tower is the Crown Tower on the southwest corner.

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    Hillebrandt building, Bratislava Castle

    To the west of the main building, is the newly reconstructed Hillebrandt building which dates from 1762 and was destroyed by the 1811 fire. The Yard of Honor is the space directly before the castle entrance dates from the late 18th century.

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    Leopold Yard, Bratislava Castle

    Inside the Sigismund Gate and below the Court of Honor, is the Leopold Yard with bastions, constructed in the 17th century.

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    Lugiland Bastion, Bratislava Castle

    Adjacent to the Nicholas Gate, a Gothic gateway from the 15th century in the northeast quadrant, is the Lugiland Bastion. This is a long three-floor building from the 17th century which currently houses the National Council of the Slovak Republic.

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    Vienna Gate, Bratislava Castle

    The present-day Vienna Gate was constructed on the occasion of the coronation of Emperor Charles VI in 1712 and it was used as the main entrance to the castle site since then.

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    Yard of Honor, Bratislava Castle

    The Yard of Honor is the space directly before the castle entrance dates from the late 18th century. Yard of Honor, Bratislava Castle.