The house in Bratislava where time stops

The House of the Good Shepherd houses the Museum of Clocks, an exhibition of more than 60 historical timepieces.

House of the Good ShepherdHouse of the Good Shepherd (Source: Courtesz of Spectacular Slovakia)

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The House of the Good Shepherd is among the most beautiful rococo-style buildings in central Europe, and is one of few preserved buildings of the old settlement around Bratislava Castle. It was named after the statue of Christ, the Good Shepherd, which stands in a niche on its corner.

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The four-floor house was built between 1760-65, in the shape of a trapezium, with an extremely narrow frontal face; the width of one room and staircase. The bottom part was used for trade and craft activities, while the upper served for accommodation.

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