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“I liked it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Apponyi Palace Museum

Apponyi Palace Museum
Radnicna 1, Main Square, Bratislava, Slovakia
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Ranked #96 of 163 things to do in Bratislava
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“I liked it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

This was 6 euros and you get to see the palace and the town hall interior. The rooms on both floor of the palace are in different period/styles so give a good impression of those times. The town hall has a nice view of the old town and the castle hill from the tower (included in price), the displays are not especially interesting in places but some are, which makes it worth seeing both for the same price.

Visited August 2013
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“Apponyi Palace: Two decent museums found in this building on the main square”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We recently visited the Apponyi Palace, located next to the Old Town Hall in the Bratislava city center and found this to be a nice addition to the attractions that can be found on the main square.

The Palace was built in 1761 but a Hungarian nobleman by the name of Juraj Apponyi and presently houses two separate minor museums, the Periods Room museum in the upper floors and the Museum of Viticulture which is found in the cellar.

The Periods Rooms are found on two separate floors. The first floor is furnished in an 18th century aristocratic manner during while the second floor rooms furnish town-house interiors from the mid 18th to end of 19th century. We liked chandeliers, antique clocks, porcelain tea sets, paintings and other stately pieces on display in the first floor. Also the, more simple furnishing was interesting on the second floor. There were a fair number of old heating furnaces on display throughout the various rooms, some simple and some of more elegant design.

The Museum of Viticulture provides a history of the importance of wine making in Bratislava. We enjoyed the historic barrel tops and other wine making equipment on display. This was similar to other minor wine museums visited elsewhere. There was facility for wine tasting as well but this wasn't available during the time of our visit. This would have certainly added to the experience of the Museum of Viticulture

In the end, we enjoyed visiting the Apponyi Palace and both museums found within its grounds. History and museum buffs with time on their hands will likely enjoy what is on display here. However, those short on time might want to take a pass and visit the Museum of City History in the Old Town Hall nearby instead. This is a more interesting and impressive collection and provides tower platform access with views of the main square.

Visited March 2013
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