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Presidential Palace

Presidential Palace
The Presidential Palace on Hodžovo námestie, north of the Old Town, is not open to the public and required viewing only if you're looking to tick all the boxes in a spotter's guide to the city. The Slovak president is the head of state but with very limited powers, with the Prime Minister (or, rather, an uneasy coalition) responsible for the day-to-day running of the country.
His palace is grand nonetheless, defended by the kind of guards in traditional costume that usually figure in tourists' photographs. It also backs onto one of the city's most beautiful open spaces, the Grassalkovichova záhrada, a well-manicured and peaceful area of trees, grass and pathways.