Urbex In Europe - Abandoned Places Worth Seeing
Last summer we had an exciting Eurotrip, where we had various experiences. We trembled with fear in the mine adit in Brno. We felt fulfilled when, after years of waiting, we finally visited an abandoned mansion on Gellert Hill. And we achieved full happiness when we found a similar facility in Bratislava. The best trips are the unexpected ones. We didn’t have any urbex objects in Bratislava on our map when we arrived there. We wanted to see casual objects like the Castle, Blue Church or UFO Bridge. However, we felt unsatisfied, and we needed to see something abandoned. A trip without urbex is a trip wasted. And then suddenly, strolling the streets of Bratislava, we found the beautiful abandoned mansion.
A Neo-Baroque Haunted Mansion - Interesting Urbex Object In Bratislava
As we learned later, the abandoned mansion was eagerly visited by tourists, but also by ghost hunters. Yes, there is a legend that the building is haunted. We do not know exactly what its basics are, but we guess it’s due to its location near the cemetery. Actually, no one has lived there for years, only the homeless who break into it occasionally sleep there. Maybe once upon a day someone heard temporary tenants nosing there, and created the story about a haunted building. Anyway, we were inside, and we didn’t meet any ghosts there. Instead of them, we found plenty of interesting details like a neo-baroque staircase with decorated handrail. Even though the building is in poor condition, there is something beautiful about it.
Who Lived In The Mansion In Bratislava? - The Story Of The Abandoned Villa
We checked a lot of sources to learn about the history of this mansion, but there wasn’t much information on this. It was built by the Jewish Family – Fleischman who fled to Australia before World War II. That explains why this building resembled the Lejb Osnoz Tenement House. It’s also a Jewish heritage. We are not sure what was going there during the war, and in communist occupation. After 1989, the former administrator bought the villa under restitution. From then until today, the mansion has had various owners. The last sale took place in 2005. There were eight apartments in the house, and for some time the actor Juraj Mokrý, former partner of Diana Mórova, also lived there. As you can see, the cream of Bratislava society used to gather here.
The End Of The Villa's Greatest Days - Why The Mansion In Bratislava Is Abandoned?
It’s hard to say why the building started to be abandoned by people. In 2009, the penultimate tenants left the building. The last inhabitant left it, although he did not want to do it. He was living there until he was robbed several times. He tried to receive support from the police, but they didn’t help him. Furthermore, he was forced to leave this place, although he had lived there since his birth. The sight of his apartment is desperate. There are broken things scattered on the ground that the robbers did not control or did not want to take. Despite its desolate state, you can still see that it used to be a beautiful space.
The Entrance To The Neo-Baroque Villa - How To Get Into The Abandoned Mansion In Bratislava?
Urbex in Slovakia was undoubtedly one of the most interesting trips we have had. Despite the building being destroyed and stolen, it still has its beauty and the neo-baroque mood. We regret that it’s still decaying and hopefully, someone will renovate it soon. Actually, there was scaffolding that indicates that someone was trying to restore the building to its former glory. Unfortunately, we don’t know why the renovation is not being continued. If you would like to use this scaffolding to get inside, we definitely advise you against it, because it’s so dangerous. We got there by the small window at the back of the building, and trust us – it was very tight. For the first time, we were proud to be small.
The Pictures From Abandoned Mansion - Urbex In Slovakia Photos
We took a lot of astonishing photos there, and we hope you’ll enjoy them. In the pictures, you can see that the building is not only beautiful in its own way, but also damaged. So if you visit this place, remember – take only pictures – leave only footsteps! See you on the next trip!