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  • Dolná 8, Banská Bystrica
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The Bethlen's House accommodates the administrative headquarters and exhibition space of the Central Slovak Gallery. There are short-term exhibitions not only from the gallery collection, but also from the works of other renowned art collections and studios.

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Entry foyer and exhibition space on the ground floor are also used for various cultural events and presentations, or drawing courses. The exhibition spaces on the first floor are vaulted with historic archs, thus retaining the specific period genius loci.

The building bears the name of prince Gabriel Bethlen, who fighted in the first half of the 17th century against the Austro-Hungarian emperor and occupied the territory of Slovakia. It is said that this is the house where he was crowned a Hungarian king by asembly in Banská Bystrica. The anti-Habsburg uprising, however, was suppressed and Bethlen had to abandon the royal crown.

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