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Old Town Hall in Bratislava re-opens to the public

After three years of reconstruction, the Bratislava’s historical Old Town Hall, dating back to the 13th century, was re-opened to the public on Saturday, July 2.

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After three years of reconstruction, the Bratislava’s historical Old Town Hall, dating back to the 13th century, was re-opened to the public on Saturday, July 2.

The cost of renovation mushroomed from the originally estimated €4 million to €12 million. Bratislava Mayor Milan Ftáčnik told the TASR newswire that the cost over-runs were necessary as it was impossible to foresee all the complexities involved in the restoration.

“The reconstruction opened spaces which have never been entered before, including a number of historical archives,” Ftáčnik said. The reconstructed rooms offer two-thirds more visiting area than the previous space. Some 3,000 historical and artistic exhibits are now arranged in 38 rooms.

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