Conference venues

Vice Governor's palace

The Governor's Palace is the seat of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic as well as the Office of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic since May 2016.  The building was created by merging two detached houses, which origin dates back to the 14th century. The emperor Maria Theresa ordered that the buildings were merged into a single complex, creating an atypical irregular quadrangle building, now known as the Governor's Palace. In the past, the building was used by soldiers, a city guard, and it also served as a hospital and a financial directorate. It acquired its present form and a ground plan in the second half of the eighteenth century. Multiple redevelopments over the centuries are also reflected in the architectural features of the building, where the Gothic and Renaissance vaults as well as some Baroque elements can be found. The last more extensive reconstruction was carried out in the 1990s. The Palace consists of three floors, a cellar and an attic. Some of the premises are also used by the Slovak Government Office. 

Historical building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

In the past, the Slovak National Council was located in the County house, a cultural monument, directly in the town centre. The building was rebuilt from an 18th  century monastery used by Trinitarians, Catholics who believe in the divine trinity. It gained its present form on the basis of projects by Ignác Feigler, a leading architect from Bratislava. In 1992 members of parliament adopted the Declaration of Sovereignty of the Slovak Republic and also the Constitution. These two events are commemorated by a sign board on the facade of the historic building. At present, the building is mainly used as a venue for organizing a variety of conferences and events, such as negotiations of senior state officials.


Bratislava castle

Bratislava Castle is a national cultural monument that rises 85 meters above the river Danube. The oldest written record of Bratislava Castle is linked to the year 907. Extensive construction works of the castle complex took place in the 13th century. Thanks to these works the Castle managed to defend itself from frequent invasions of Tatars. During this period, the oldest part of today's Castle was built - the Crown Tower in the southwest corner. In 1811, the entire castle complex was destroyed by a catastrophic fire, and for a long 140 year period it became a ruin. After eight years of planning extensive reconstructions, its first phase - the restoration of the Castle palace - began in April 2008. Reconstruction work went on for a long time and was also associated with archaeological research. The aim of the reconstruction was to give the Castle palace and the entire complex a form that follows the last Baroque phase of natural historical development before the major fire.