This week we continue with our tips on where to go in Bratislava – top places. The Slovak National Gallery is definitely a place you should visit at least once.
And what it has to offer, not only to art and architecture lovers:
The gallery boasts an extensive collection of more than 55,000 works of art, covering a wide range of artistic disciplines including painting, sculpture, printmaking and applied arts.
The Slovak National Gallery is spread across several buildings in Bratislava, including the Esterházy Palace, the Water Barracks and the Ľudovít Fulla Gallery. Each location offers a distinct atmosphere and presents different periods and artistic styles.
Esterházy Palace, which houses part of the gallery, is a Baroque palace built in the 18th century. It served as the residence of the Hungarian noble Esterházy family and is an important architectural monument of Bratislava.
The gallery is especially known for its collection of modern Slovak art, which includes works by influential personalities such as Ľudovít Fulla, Mikuláš Galanda and Martin Benka. These artists played a significant role in shaping the country’s art scene.
Although the gallery focuses primarily on Slovak art, it also exhibits international works, thus promoting cultural exchange and providing a broader artistic perspective.
The Slovak National Gallery is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of works of art. It has a dedicated team of experts who work hard to preserve and protect the valuable cultural heritage presented in the Gallery.
The Gallery actively cooperates with other cultural institutions and galleries in Slovakia and internationally. This enables the exchange of artworks, exhibitions and expertise, thus enriching the gallery’s offer.
These fascinating facts contribute to the charm and significance of the Slovak National Gallery, making it a must-visit destination for art lovers and those interested in exploring Slovakia’s cultural heritage.
Venue: Slovak National Gallery, Ľudovít Štúr Square, Bratislava
Thursday 12:00 – 20:00
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00
Admission: 2 – 4 €
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