Bratislava City Gallery - Pálffy Palace


Museums and Galleries

During the most recent reconstruction, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a 13th-century Gothic house with a 14th-century tower.

Extensive reconstruction modified the palace in order for it to serve as a gallery. It now houses permanent exhibitions of Gothic panel painting and sculpture as well as 19th-century central European painting and sculpture. A new permanent exhibition of 20th century art in Slovakia is currently being designed. The palace also hosts temporary exhibitions.

Permanent exhibitions:

Gothic Painting and Sculpture

Three centuries of creativity (namely the 14th, 15th and 16th centuries) are documented through wooden murals, carvings and reliefs, although these are far from being a complete picture of the development of Gothic art in Slovakia.

Central European Painting and Sculpture 1800-1918

This permanent exhibition shows the development of art production in central Europe, with an emphasis on the area of Bratislava, from the early 1800s to 1918. The exhibition is based on the works of significant artists from the period.

Passage, by Matej Krén

According to the gallery, 'Passage' represents a kind of symbolic 'short cut across the world' in which we exist or dwell: through the factual, real world into the world of human culture, where reality is exchanged for another – virtual – reality, for the reality of world text, sign, symbol, image, and back again.


Galéria mesta Bratislavy - Pálffyho palác, Panská 19, Bratislava, 811 01

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