A historical residence of Trnava's mayors
The most representative building, symbolising the power of the town, is situated just a few metres from the square, surrounded by impressive burgher houses.
The majestic facade of the Towwn hall on te Main Street does not attract only architecture fans. It has been reconstructed several times, keeping up with the period style, and its appearance has reflected various architectural elements of past 500 years. the first municipal building in Trnava at the end of the 14th century was the West Wing, peeping behind the Town Hall Chapel in the forecourt. The west wing was one of the most important buildings in Trnava. The Town Hall functioned as a market as well as a law enforcement building - the town jail and a pharmacy built parts of the building. There is a very interesting cellar with brck Gothic cross-rib vaults which also served as a prison. At first sight, the visitors think it is a wine cellar. Nowadays, the Town Hall consists of 4 wings, with street wing being the most splendid. Not everyone knows that this classical building was the most frequently renovated part of the complex, and therefore is the youngest part of the Town Hall. The most splendid element of the building is the balcony, supported by Tuscan pillars, as well as several Art Nouveau decorative elements giving the building a tender look. Take a look at the facade when entering the forecourt. You will see extremely valuable coat of arms of the town with the face of Jesus Christ - at least as historians believe. Do not forget to notice this detail when walking round the town.