Palaces, manors and town halls in Slovakia

Grassalkovich Palace

The Grassalkovich Palace is the residence of the president of Slovakia. The building is a Rococo/late Baroque summer palace with a French garden. It was built in 1760 for Count Antal Grassalkovich, a Hungarian noble serving as the head of the Hungarian Chamber (a sort of ministry of economy and finance for the Kingdom of Hungary), by architect Anton Mayerhofer. It features many beautiful rooms and an impressive staircase. ...
Founded: 1760 | Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Betliar Manor

Betliar Manor house was appeared like forward fortification of Krásna Hôrka castle. The core of manor house was built in the 15th century. Štefan Andrássy began a change of this building on luxury formal residence. Manor house was rebuilt on three-storey hunting lodge and today is his appearance relatively similar. Exposition of manor house consists of collection of works of art, historical fur ...
Founded: 15th century | Location: Betliar, Slovakia

Markušovce Manor

Markušovce manor house was built in 1643 and is now a museum, together with the rococo belvedere or garden house "Dardanely", dating from 1778, which stands in its grounds; this contains a collection of musical instruments and is frequently used for concerts.
Founded: 1643 | Location: Markušovce, Slovakia

Budimír Manor

The younger manor house in Budimír with a strikingly smart Rococo architecture is set in a cared after French garden and English park. The manor is the Classicist Theresian structure from the second third of the 18th century. It was later adapted. Originally it was the residence of the noble family Ujházy. The rooms have splendid domes and a wall paintings have survived in what was once a representative room ...
Founded: 18th century | Location: Budimír, Slovakia

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

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Seaplane Harbour Museum

The Seaplane Harbour is the newest and one of the most exciting museums in Tallinn. It tells stories about the Estonian maritime and military history. The museum’s display, that comprises of more than a couple of hundred large exhibits, revitalizes the colourful history of Estonia.

British built submarine Lembit weighing 600 tones is the centrepiece of the new museum. Built in 1936 for the Estonian navy, Lembit served in the World War II under the Soviet flag. It remained in service for 75 years being the oldest submarine in the World still in use until it was hauled ashore in 2011. Despite its long history, Lembit is still in an excellent condition offering a glimpse of the 1930s art of technology.

Another exciting attraction is a full-scale replica of Short Type 184, a British pre-World War II seaplane, which was also used by the Estonian armed forces. Short Type 184 has earned its place in military history by being the first aircraft ever to attack an enemy’s ship with an air-launched torpedo. Since none of the original seaplanes have survived, the replica in Seaplane Harbour is the only full-size representation of the aircraft in the whole World.

Simulators mimicking a flight above Tallinn, around-the-world journey in the yellow submarine, navigating on the Tallinn bay make this museum heaven for kids or adventurous adults.

Seaplane Harbour operates in architecturally unique hangars built almost a century ago, in 1916 and 1917, as a part of Peter the Great sea fortress. These hangars are the World’s first reinforced concrete shell structures of such a great size. Charles Lindbergh, the man who performed the first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, landed here in 1930s.

On the outdoor area visitors can tour a collection of historic ships, including the Suur Tõll, Europe's largest steam-powered icebreaker.