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Bratislava

The historic center of Bratislava is called Old Town. Bratislava's Town Hall is a complex of buildings erected in the 14th–15th centuries that now hosts the Bratislava City Museum. Michael's Gate is the only gate that has been preserved from the medieval fortifications, and it ranks among the oldest of the town's buildings.

The historic centre is characterised by many baroque palaces. The Grassalkovich Palace, built around 1760, is now the residence of the Slovak president, and the Slovak government now has its seat in the former Archiepiscopal Palace. In 1805, emperors Napoleon and Francis II signed the fourth Peace of Pressburg in the Primate's Palace.

Notable cathedrals and churches include the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral built in the 13th–16th centuries, which served as the coronation church for the kings and queens of Hungary between 1563 and 1830.

Camil Sculpture

Sculpture by Camil on a street corner in downtown Bratislava.

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