Date updated: 09/22/2023
House of the Good Shepherd
The House at the Good Shepherd (Dom U dobrého pastiera) is one of the most beautiful and elegant mansions in the city, located on Židovská Street. The house was built between 1760 and 1765 for a Bratislava businessman and is a unique example of lesser rococo architecture in Central Europe. The House at the Good Shepherd (Dom U dobrého pastiera) has been preserved almost in its original state.
Despite the small plot size, the house has a trapezoidal shape and very narrow floors, each with only one room with a staircase. The window on the east side is decorated with a beautiful painting. The lower floors housed shops and workshops, while the upper floor was designed for residential use.
The main façade is narrow, no more than two windows wide. On the corner of the mansion is a sculpture of Christ, here called the Good Shepherd, hence the name of the house.
Since 1975, there has been a museum of ancient clocks, reflecting the history of clockmaking from the late 17th century to the early 19th century. The exhibition features pocket clocks, alarm clocks, table clocks, wall clocks and a set of portable sundials.
A visit to the House of the Good Shepherd offers an insight into the elegance and grace of old architecture, as well as learning more about the history of watchmaking in Bratislava. This building not only has historic value, but also inspires us with its unique form and decorative elements. In addition, a visit to the Museum of Vintage Clocks allows you to experience the fascinating world of watchmaking and enjoy its beauty.