Reduta ranks among the most significant buildings hosting cultural and social events in Bratislava. Formerly a granary built by Queen Maria Theresa, Reduta was rebuilt in the Neo-Baroque style in the 20th century. The stately, representative building once played host to balls, artistic performances and social events, which are organised in the building to this day. The concert hall has long been the home of the Slovak Philharmonic, an orchestra attracting top musicians from all over the world. Reduta has been turned temporarily into a conference centre, serving as the central venue for informal meetings of ministers and for ministerial conferences during Slovakia’s Presidency.