Nedbalka Gallery
Nedbalka Gallery
4.5
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
About
The building of the Nedbalka Gallery hides an impressive interior featuring an internal structure resembling the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Its four floors provide space for a permanent exhibition dedicated to the birth and development of modernism in Slovakia. The history of painting and sculpture in Slovakia in the 20th century is well documented by works by L. Mednyánszky, D. Skutezký, M. Galanda, M. Benka, M. Laluha and many others who fundamentally influenced the development of art in Slovakia. On the ground floor, the visitors will find the latest of the series of exhibitions primarily dedicated to works by Slovak artists.
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  • CMC
    695 contributions
    Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava in June
    Lots interesting work on show over 4 floors. Inside of building is impressive and is laid out in a way that makes it a pleasure to walk around. Start at the top and work you way down. Free drink included in price in the café on 2nd floor. Directly outside the window of the cafe is the umbrella installation.
    Dear CM, thanks for the feedback!
    Written September 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Phaedra S
    Thessaloniki, Greece7 contributions
    An experience to remember!
    In a downtown alley with artistic umbrellas hanging from above you’ll find this wonderful gallery. The inside of the building is a work of art itself. The artworks are from various Slovak artists and in my opinion, it can be compared to any internationally recognized artists’ work. I loved many of them and I’m sure everyone can find something that speaks to their heart. It is not a very big gallery but not small either, the perfect size to visit when you are a tourist walking all day. The tickets are not at all expensive (€6 for adults) and you get a free coffee with it. The area around the elevators on every floor are artistically featured, there are benches to rest with albums of the artists’ works of art and information. No security hanging above your every step as in other galleries. So, everything is carefully and thoroughly displayed to make you comfortable and enjoy art in your own way and I got the feeling of warmth and well-being. I think this gallery is one of the places you should definitely visit when in Bratislava even if you’re just for a couple of days.
    Thank you for the lovely feedback!
    Written September 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Donovan G
    3 contributions
    Really Neat Art Gallery
    A really neat art gallery with a wide variety of works on display in a tasteful and well maintained space. The gallery encompasses several floors and entrance fee included a tea at the in house cafeteria/gift shop. Lovely
    Thank you for your review :)
    Written January 25, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 6, 2024
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fuegoazul
Lviv, Ukraine13 contributions
Jan 2022
This gallery is a gem hidden in Bratislava old town. It does feel like little Guggenheim. The design is so thought trough that you don't waste time wondering where to go and what to start with, but concentrate on indulging into art and light of the gallery.
The art pieces are so cleverly arranged and picked out, amazing.
Also my 4 year old loved to run around and I could always see her and not worry. There are art books on some floors and she loved to see the pictures and try to find the art pieces in the gallery to match.

the space is fresh, welcoming, warm and with friendly personnel. Also the price is just amazing.
Written January 9, 2022
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Dear fuegoazul, it is really nice to read your pleasant words. We are happy you enjoyed your visit to Nedbalka Gallery. The team of The Nedbalka Gallery
Written June 17, 2022
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Donovan G
3 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
A really neat art gallery with a wide variety of works on display in a tasteful and well maintained space. The gallery encompasses several floors and entrance fee included a tea at the in house cafeteria/gift shop. Lovely
Written January 6, 2024
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Thank you for your review :)
Written January 25, 2024
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CMC
Herne Bay, United Kingdom695 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lots interesting work on show over 4 floors. Inside of building is impressive and is laid out in a way that makes it a pleasure to walk around. Start at the top and work you way down. Free drink included in price in the café on 2nd floor. Directly outside the window of the cafe is the umbrella installation.
Written July 10, 2023
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Dear CM, thanks for the feedback!
Written September 29, 2023
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BradJill
Hong Kong, China159,625 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
The Galeria Nedbalka (€4 per adult - includes a coffee or tea drink at the gallery café) is recently opened art gallery in Bratislava, showcasing 20th century Slovak artworks.

The gallery includes four uniform, single-room floors, each with a large opening in the middle. This has the effect of creating much open space as well as a visible medley of art styles (spanning the floors), which you can see when looking into the middle of the gallery. In this manner, the building design is rather ideal for displaying art.

Each floor of the Nedbalka Gallery specialises on a particular art genre, including the Turn of the 20th Century, Modern Art, The Galanda Group - late Modern Art and Contemporary Art. Also, there are some very nice works on display. Our favourite overall is the Rudolf Fila abstract piece called 'Nude'. You can easily visit the entire gallery in as little as 20-30 minutes or spend that much time on each floor if you are enjoying what you see.

Overall, we found this to be a genuinely nice art gallery that has been well curated. It is a place capable of making art lovers quite pleased, particularly those interested in learning about and seeing Slovak artworks. We very much enjoyed our time here and would happily return for another visit when next in Bratislava.

Tip: Start at the 4th floor and work your way down to the ground floor. Take time to read the pamphlet and the information provided on each floor. This provides context in regard to what you are seeing.

Tip: Photography is allowed inside so feel free to snap a picture or two if you find works that you like. They also have a large book of the artworks shown in the gallery which you can purchase.

Location and Opening Hours:
The Nedbalka Gallery is located on Nedbalova Street, just a few minutes walk from the main area of the Old Town and is open from 1.00pm-7.00pm. Closed on Mondays.
Written March 19, 2014
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Dear Brad, Thank you for your detailed review of Nedbalka Gallery, both the architecture and our collection. We try to do our best to let people enjoy Slovak modern art. We are looking forward if you decide to visit us again in future! Regards, Michal
Written March 6, 2015
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David
Poprad, Slovakia104 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you want to see a selection of best Slovak painters and sculptors of 20. century, this is it. I also liked the current exhibition of László Mednyánszky.
Written August 20, 2019
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Hello dear greedyHillbilly, we are happy to visited us and thanks for your positive review. I am sure it help other art lovers to visit Nedbalka. We wish you all the best. The team of The Nedbalka Gallery
Written August 20, 2019
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BethIneson
Irmo, SC266 contributions
Dec 2014 • Family
This museum has a collection of Slovak artists who help shape art in Slovakia. It was very informative and accessible and my children really enjoyed it. The day we visited, it was free but I don't think that is always the case. The young staff running the reception area spoke excellent english and where very kind to us. I can't wait to go back again.
Written December 24, 2014
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Dear BethIneson, Thank you for kind words and your review. Our staff tries to do their best to make your visit a pleasant experience. Regards, Michal
Written March 6, 2015
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nyk
nyk568 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
The gallery has some interesting art collection. If you are an art fan its a good visit. A lot of art from the last centuries as well. I like the layout of the interiors of the building which is nice and modern.
Written April 2, 2015
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Thank you for your review of our art collection. It will help turists, art lovers to find us and visit Nedbalka. Best Regards, Lucia
Written April 9, 2015
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m0nyp0ny
Poprad, Slovakia41 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
This private collection of the Nedbalka gallery represents the Slovak art of the 19th and 20th century in the best way. You are not bored with many pictures, the variety and size are just right. It is hidden in a small lane but certainly worth a visit. Not only for the pictures but for the architecture as well. Start from the top downstairs. The only other piece of Slovak modern art that's definitely worth seeing in Bratislava is the "Pasaz" at GMB in Palffy palace at Panska street.
Written February 12, 2015
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Dear m0nyp0ny, Thank you for pleasant review of Nedbalka. We try to provide our visitors the most complete view on Slovak art of 20th century within reasonable timeframe. I am sure your review will be valuable for others to decide on visiting Nedbalka. Regards, Michal
Written March 6, 2015
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Tony H
Bratislava, Slovakia52 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
I had the pleasure of visiting the gallery with some friends and got a special tour. The staff is very friendly. The art from different time periods was very interesting for me as a non Slovak. Interesting to see what was being painted at specific time periods of Slovak history. The building itself is beautiful. I have heard it mimics the Guggenheim, but I have no experience with that. This is the 3rd gallery I have ever been to and this is one of my favorites. Dakjuem!
Written December 5, 2014
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Dear Tony, Thank you for a great review of Nedbalka. Actually yes the skylight interior could evoke Guggenheim but it was never the intention of owners. The Skylight construction was built in 1993 for a commercial bank and the building was acquired by current owners almost 2 decades later. Regards, Michal
Written March 6, 2015
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Simonsalmon
1 contribution
Oct 2014
Me and me mates went. It was oright but it only had Slovakian art. They didn't ave ne proper art like Picasso an stuff. You'd fink considerin van gogh spent ten years of his life producing 2100 pieces of art including 860 oil paintings, they would of had at least had one. The woman follows you round so reamsy let one rip. Shouda seen her face.
Written October 24, 2014
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Dear Simonsalmon, Thanks for your review. We do indeed have only slovak modern art and thats the reason why you won't find Van Gogh or Picasso in our gallery. But I am sure there are plenty other galleries (Albertina in Vienna being the closest one probably) where you can see these artists. Regards, Michal
Written March 24, 2015
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