Pálffy Palace (Bratislava)

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Pálffy Palace

Pálffy Palace (Slovak: Pálfiho palác, Hungarian: Pálffy-palota) is a Baroque-style palace in the Old Town of Bratislava, on Ventúrska street. It was built by Count Leopold Pálffy in 1747. It has an interesting portal with a relief reflecting the military career of the count as a general in the army of Empress Maria Theresa.

During the reconstruction of the palace, parts of a Gothic building were found in walls at the interior of the building. Roman and Celtic finds were uncovered through archaeological research in the basement.[1]

The palace used to contain a mint in the past. In 1762, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart played a concert here at the age of six.

From 1993 to 2012, the palace was used as the Austrian embassy.

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Coordinates: 48°08′34″N 17°06′24″E / 48.14278°N 17.10667°E / 48.14278; 17.10667