29 km from the cottage
Manor house in Betliar, formerly owned by Andrássy family, is the only manor house in Slovakia preserved after 1945 with its original furniture and collections. It did not meet the same fate like other aristocratic residences - neither its furniture and other equipment had been stolen, nor was it rebuilt. It serves as a museum since the time of nationalisation. Everything in interiors belonged to members of the house of Andrássy, who are considered to be the most important European aristocrats of the 19th century.
Krásna Hôrka Castle - Medieval residence of Andrássy family
A picturesque Gemer countryside in the heart of Slovakia had long been considered as a little Europe or Austro-Hungarian kingdom of its own. Its hills, valleys and towns witnessed our - European history. During the World War II, but primarily after it, our cultural and historical heritage suffered a terrible blow due to political climate of the time. However, not even “ethernal” basis of socialistic regime, built on already existing pillars of our rich culture, swallowed and destroyed all of what our forefathers left for us. And yet, we still can enjoy several almost completely preserved castles. One of them is Krásna Hôrka. Unique collections of the museum altogether with architectural changes attract visitors from over the world. Set out on a journey to learn about our artistic and historical heritage in medieval castle of Andrássy.
62 km from the cottage
Ruins of the Spiš Castle lie on a travertine hill called the Hill of the Spiš Castle which dominates the country at the main road communication connecting Eastern regions of Slovakia, Spiš and Šariš. The castle gives an evidence of architectural development between 12th and 18th century in the area, but it spreads over 4 hectares (41,426 m²) and thus makes one of the largest castle complexes in the Slovakia.