Many organisations in the Slovak capital will offer entry free of charge, with public transport also free on Saturday and Sunday (April 26 and 27), Bratislava City Hall announced on April 21.
During the "Bratislava for All" event, it is expected that the local zoo, city gallery, museum and library, the horse-racing track, Devín Castle and other "recreational and sports/exercise sites" will experience the main rush of visitors next weekend. The same event last year attracted more than 100,000 visitors, with similar demand expected this weekend - the fifth year of the event, the TASR newswire wrote.
"The icing on the cake is the opening of the Apponyi Palace, which has been closed to the public in recent decades, as it has been home to various organizations," mayor of Bratislava Andrej Ďurkovský said at a press conference on April 21. Reconstruction on the palace has cost almost Sk150 million (€4.6 million). A new museum of viticulture and historical interiors will be opened in the palace on Saturday.
Also on the programme is a special farewell to the old City Hall building, which is about to undergo reconstruction. A concert of folk and world music will take place on Sunday afternoon at Partizánska lúka (Partisan Meadow), with Slovak-French band Roc'hann and Czech groups Hop Trop and Cankisou performing. TASR
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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22. Apr 2008 at 7:00