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Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Government Building
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This grand Rococo-style summer residence was built in 1780 for Count Anton Grassalkovich, advisor to Empress Maria Theresa (who was crowned in Bratislava in 1761). Today, it's the official residence of the President of the Slovak Republic so it isn't possible to see inside, but come at 1 pm any day of the week to witness the ceremonial Changing of the Guard. You can also head around the back of the palace to explore the lovely Prezidentská záhrada (Presidental Garden), a public park that's an oasis of manicured lawns, sculpted hedges, and gorgeous flower displays. It also has a number of avant garde sculptures, including the playful Fountain of Youth by Slovak sculptor Tibor Bártfay.
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Hodžovo námestie 2978/1
Bratislava, Bratislavský  811 06, Slovakia

02-578–881–55

www.prezident.sk

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