In spite of being closed to public and in dire need of restoration, from the outside Rusovce mansion is still a nice sight in neo-Gothic style. Its current Tudor Gothic-style look was acquired by reconstruction between 1841 – 1844, at that time owned by count Emanuel Zichy-Ferraris. Sadly, the great potential of this astonishing building is yet to be reached, but nonetheless, a nice relaxing walk around this imposing edifice is rewarding in itself.
Furthermore, surrounded by Rusovce Park, this whole place is tailor-cut for relaxation in the embrace of greenery, which common city life lacks so badly. Personally, I find this place the most attractive in summer. For instance, nearby, behind Rusovce mansion, there are lakes where you can cool down the heat of the blazing summer days. But not only the park and lakes make this place a perfect relaxation spot. Being rather secluded, the suburban part of Bratislava makes Rusovce a nice place to walk across or enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of beer in one of the many cafés and pubs it has.
All in all, though it pains me to admit, Rusovce mansion is shamelessly neglected. However, even in its current condition, it’s definitely worth seeing, which makes me wonder how breathtaking this mansion will be once it’s fully restored. I hope we see its full glory bloom in the near future.