The palace was built in the middle of the 19th century in the place of older houses. During the last reconstruction, archaeologists uncovered the remains of a 13th century Gothic house with a 14th century tower. The most significant find consisted of cast moulds from the Celtic period of colonisation, proving the existence of a Celtic mint in the territory of the town. At present, the collections of the Gallery of the city of Bratislava are housed in the palace – Gothic painting on glass, pictures from the Dutch and Flemish masters of the 17th and 18th centuries and works of Italian masters of the 17th and 19th centuries. Part of the premises is also devoted to temporary exhibitions.