I know, Pharmacy Salvator is located right on what might be considered the main tourist route of Bratislava, literally facing St. Martin’s Cathedral. But honestly, how many of you have paid this astounding piece of architecture the attention it really deserves?
Pharmacy Salvator can be easily considered the most legendary historical pharmacy in Bratislava, as the history of this neo-renaissance building dates back to 1904, when it was constructed by pharmacist Rudolf Adler. It was named after the statue of Christ the Saviour by notable Bratislava sculptor Alojz Rigele, which is the most outstanding feature on its facade.
As it goes, the building of Pharmacy Salvator has come through a tangled and rather turbulent course of history. And for the longest time, except for its residential part, it was completely abandoned and crumbling. However, since 2020, the building is in sole proprietorship of Bratislava City and is open to the public again.
Nowadays, Bratislava City Gallery organizes various exhibitions here and the entrance is free. Thus, visitors are provided with a great opportunity to see this beautiful building from the inside as well. So after you take a photo of the facade from each and every angle, don’t just leave, enter! It’s accessible, it’s free, and most of all, it’s worth it.