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Historic town hall to take break

THE OLD Town Hall in Bratislava closed it doors on August 11 for two years of extensive reconstruction, the Pravda daily wrote.

The Old Town Hall is closing for two years.The Old Town Hall is closing for two years. (Source: Jana Liptáková)

THE OLD Town Hall in Bratislava closed it doors on August 11 for two years of extensive reconstruction, the Pravda daily wrote.

“The town hall and its history will be shut down until 2010,” Beáta Husová of the museum told the daily.

On Sunday, the last visitors took a look at the exhibitions the Era of Gentility – 1920s and 1930s in Bratislava and Brezalauspurc 907, as well as the town hall’s tower, which offered a stunning view of the historical town centre.

Jozef Hrabina, the head of the reconstruction company, told the daily: “The dank rooms in the basement are in especially bad shape, including the plumbing, central heating, and water mains.”

The town hall dates to the earliest years of the medieval town in the 13th century. The reconstruction will cost at least Sk230 million (€7.6 million). The entire museum and its collections have been moved to warehouses on Ivánska Cesta.

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