Presidential Palace (Grasalkovičov palace)
Originally built in 1760 as the residence for Count Antal Grassalkovich, a Hungarian nobleman, the Presidential Palace is one of my favorite places to visit. The building is a Rococo Baroque summer palace with a French garden. I really like the French garden behind the palace as it presents a picturesque view for photography. It features many beautiful rooms and an impressive staircase.
Why You Should Go
What is interesting about the Presidential Palace is during the weekdays, there are two presidential soldiers standing in the front of the palace. Many tourists take pictures with these stand-still soldiers and have a lot of fun doing so. Depending on the time of the day (usually on the hour at 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm) the soldiers do an official march. They salute, point their guns, and march back into the palace. I have been at the palace when many lucky tourists watched the ceremonial march; you should go for your photo-op with the soldiers.
How To Get There
Bus station: Trolley bus 208, stop Hodžovo Namestie.
Central train station: Bus 93, stop Hodžovo Namestie.