The history of the Old Town Hall dates back to the beginnings of the mediaeval town in the 13th century. It was then that the original Romanesque house of Mayor Jakub became the property of the city.
The most complete element in the neo-Gothic reconstruction is the chapel of St Ladislav, with its unique wall paintings from the 15th century. In 1581 a renaissance arcade was added. The building normally houses the Bratislava City Museum, the oldest in the city (1868).
When open, the museum features an exhibition of the feudal justice system, as well as the remarkable interior of the town hall building and original furnishings from the municipal court. In summer, cultural programmes are held in the beautiful renaissance courtyard and concerts are held in the tower.
Bratislava has a very pleasant medieval inner city with narrow, winding streets, a hill-top castle next to the river Danube, and many historic churches and buildings to visit.
The old town is centered on two squares, Hlavne namestie (main square) and Hviezdoslavovo namestie (Hviezdoslav square, named after a famous Slovak poet). Recommendable for visit.
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subhendu_bagchi (25318) 2014-02-07 1:34
Wow! It is a wonderful shot. Fantastic architecture captured masterfully with such an interesting sky at top. Great colour tone and perfect light. An excellent composition in vertical. Superb work. Tfs.
Nicou (117290) 2014-02-07 2:20
quelle vue ce ciel pur et limpide, et ce clocher fabuleux, on peut lire l'heure facilement et ces tons cette architecture superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-07 2:20
very interesting architecture. The tighter framing allows to focus on its details even better. The sky with its bright blue color gives lovely and contrasting background to the composition.
Very good sharpness and well handled light.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
snunney (79973) 2014-02-07 2:50
The polychrome roof reminds me of this in Burgundy. The image is ideally framed and well exposed. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-07 3:21
Wonderful view of grand architecture. The fluffy white clouds floating in the blue sky makes for an amazing backdrop for this beautiful clock tower. Love the floral designs on the roof, very unique. Superb photo with splendid clours, bright light and excellent clarity, thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (55325) 2014-02-07 5:34
C'est exactement le genre de photo que j'aime prendre en voyage. Un très beau cadrage vertical qui donne la vedette au superbe clocher sur fond de ciel bleu. L'ensemble est d'une grande netteté et les couleurs sont aussi très belles.
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-02-07 6:49
Another excellent photo! Your POV is most fitting and the light you've chosen is perfect. I especially appreciate the dark shades of the tree set off against the vivid sky. Well done.
Fis2 (82394) 2014-02-07 6:49
Wonderful tower, beautiful roof!
Excellent frame, colors and light.
Very impressive picture! TFS.
Have a nice afternoon
Royaldevon (26831) 2014-02-07 7:20
This is a very well judged crop, showing fine architectural and textural details of this very beautiful town hall. It is utterly pin sharp with vibrant, natural colours.
My warm regards,
adramad (35641) 2014-02-07 8:21
A splendid composition with the tower and the roofs of this magnificent church, the Baroque tower is really wonderful and looks even with more beauty, the fabulous sky whose background, the roof with these ceramic plates, creating this beautiful drawing is a superb complement.
Very good color, with that splendid blue sky.
Good management of both the lighting and the sharpness.
Well done. I love the image.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Romano46 (16580) 2014-02-07 8:27
eccellente composizione unita a colori straordinari per un soggetto di bella fattura.
Ottima anche la nitidezza evidenziata da una luce straordinaria.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
pierrefonds (55250) 2014-02-07 17:45
The tree is helping to frame the scene. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the détails, the colours of the roof and of the clock tower. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
COSTANTINO (51944) 2014-02-07 22:41
this amazing shot draws the eyes towards
this fantastic deep blue sky a shot that
has many interesting architectural details
I red that the history of the Old Town Hall
dates back to the beginnings of the mediaeval
town in the 13th century
I liked its roof with the beautiful desings
and in my opinion the beautiful blue color
gives lovely and contrasting background
to the composition
have a nice weekend
ikeharel (53049) 2014-02-08 1:11
Good morning Miro,
Beautifully adorned with many artistic elements, the tower and green roof-top are marvelousely collected.
Bright morning light, show the tiles in sort of pattern that made a fabulous arrey to look at. I noticed the balcony on the tower and the chimnies beautifully built.
A fine spotted while looking upwards, well applied.
chrislo (4151) 2014-02-08 2:50
A nice crop of this city hall tower which reminds me of a church spire. I like the beautiful textures and intricate design of the lovely rooftop. The vivid blue sky makes an excellent backdrop for this colourful building to stand out against. Well done.
Miguel82 (20950) 2014-02-08 6:19
Miro, good record from your trip in Slovakia, really vivid hues of the roofs and clock tower, wonderful sky effect, clear picture, have a good saturday
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-02-08 8:31
Lovely clock tower with a green rooftop.Fantastic architecture.Excellent colors,sharpness and tone.Very well captured my friend.TFS.
danos (83603) 2014-02-08 9:00
great the view as the presentation of the bell tower with the foreground colourful with a lot of designs roof,make the scene even more effective.I like the placement of the belll tower in the frame with the clarity and the sharpness of the image to are captured superb.Well done.
Have a good weekend,Danos
abmdsudi (40226) 2014-02-08 9:03
This is a fine straight on composition in brilliant light with the pov leading constantly to the focal - brightly beautiful coloured clock tower. I love how the greens juxtapositioned and interspersed around the shot, help to unite it as a whole and the polarised deeper sky colour clinched the shot so deliciously. Exquisite shot, Congrats
ourania (27174) 2014-02-08 9:09
I like very much how you have isolated this attractive and characteristic part of the old town hall in a grand and rewarding vertical frame. You have offered us lovely, clear details to study and appreciate the architecture. Your composition is nicely balanced and has an interesting and delightful backdrop. The light has a very agreeable consistency, the colours are beautiful. I especially like the effect of the strong contrasts. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Gigidusud (13655) 2014-02-08 15:04
Beautiful architecture with nice colors and great détails. Excellent framing and splendid BG with the cloudy sky. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end.
mcmtanyel (10913) 2014-02-08 21:08
Vivid colors, excellent sharpness and a well placed architectural beauty all contribute to this very pleasant image. The light management is remarkable, congrats & TFS!
mesutilgim (80586) 2014-02-09 4:24
A topclass capture of this townhall's tower in Bratislava.
Very nice and photegenic sky creates a perfect background to it.
TFS and have a nice weekend
eldancer1 (25618) 2014-02-09 7:34
I like the wispy clouds behind this tower. Nicely captured with good pov and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (95612) 2014-02-10 7:25
very nice tower with the clock. Also interesting pattern on the roof of building. Good presentation from Bratislava. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
npecanhuk (61578) 2014-02-11 16:54
Wonderful colorful architectural details!
Very beautiful, attractive and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, large vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
serp2000 (38305) 2014-02-16 7:08
What could be better? Outstanding photo, Miro(slav?)
Perfect quality, impressive colors. Another interesting photo from Bratislava. I like this postcard style. TFS!
Have a great WE!
jcpix (11670) 2014-02-16 19:29
I was once again taken in by the clouds, they really make this come alive and even add a bit of a diagonal element against the other lines. Even though I have to scroll up and down on my screen, this looks terrific in the larger size. I can see every little succinct detail, well worth the effort. The predominant blue/green/yellow trio is a pleasing combination within this framework, I like how you've concentrated on this tower and rooftop pattern which brings out those colors with clarity. Crazy though, isn't it...when you line everything up perfectly (such as you've done here), but something still leans one way or the other because of the perspective? Can't do anything about though, and you couldn't have lined it up any better in my opinion...darn clock tower! haha Have a great day ahead. Take it easy.
Oceania (4588) 2014-02-17 6:43
The patterned green roof really caught my eyes. Yes, it's roof, but it's also art. The composition of this picture is perfect. Thanks for sharing.
SnapRJW (29358) 2014-02-18 22:07
Hello Miro - Apart from the very attractive architecture which is well framed, I love the colours in this shot. I like the combination of blue and green! Warm regards Rosemary
nikkitta (13556) 2014-02-19 9:26
So lots of time gone and lots of photos to comment
Will begin with this good close up because it let admire architectural details as the tiled roof, nor easy to watch in clasic capture
Contrast is good with the help of the impresive sky
Well done, congrats
kato (11630) 2014-02-20 23:20
You're capturing well this beautiful architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Old Town Hall with green roof-top and the tall tower with clock. The whole is harmonized well by a good arragement and the beautiful color combination. And, amaging random clouds in blue sky draw out a good impact.
papagolf21 (83472) 2014-02-23 1:51
Bonjour, cher Miro,
Le clocher ornementé d'une horloge avec un toit en forme de bulbe, un autre toit vernissé et joliment mis en valeur par un jeu de tuiles disposé.
Une composition bien pensée bénéficiant d'un sujet architectural de premier plan.
adores (34736) 2014-03-05 17:02
I guess it's the first time I'm seeing such a roof. You framed it very well together with the tower and the sky is fantastic. Beautiful colours!
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12676)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-06 23:50