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Krásnohorské Podhradie

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 Attraction highlighting: Andrassy mausoleum

The first written reference about Krásnohorské Podhradie dates from 1322. The village is situated near Roznava town in the Kosicky region. The most important place of interest in Krásnohorské Podhradie is Krásna Hôrka castle which was built in the 13th century and inhabited until late 18th century. The original owners of this beautiful and unique caste were two powerful families - the family of Bebek and Máriássy. In 1578 it was handed over to the the family of Andrássy which rebuilt the castle into a noble and palatial manor. The major part of the castle was destroyed by fire in 1817.
The castle was rebuilt again between 1903-1905 under supervision of Dionýz Andrássy. He established the Family museum in the main part of the castle and it was open to the public in 1910. The castle was renovated during the past decade and is now one of the national cultural relics. Visitors can enjoy the exhibition of feudal settlement and historical weapons which is placed in the castle.
Earl Dionýz Andrássy has also opened the Andrássy gallery in the village of Krásnohorské Podhradie. It was built in 1908 and since 1990 it has been reopened and serves the original purpose. The most valuable picture, which represents a part of exhibition, is Attila's death (Attilova smrť) painted by Ferenc Paczka.
Another Andrássy's building - Mausoleum - is located in the eastern part of the village and was built for Dionýz Andrássy's wife Franciska Hablawetzova. The interior of the mausoleum is very tastily decorated. It is made of marble and precious stones including beautiful mosaic made on the golden plate. The mausoleum is also the place there Earl Andrássy is buried.


castle


Points of interest, remarkables and rarities


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The village of Krásnohorské Podhradie (Podhradie means the area under the castle) has got 2300 inhabitants and it is the second largest village in the Rožňava region.
The village itself offers a few places to stay or eat and there are some local shops to purchase several essentials too. Tourists can stay either in the Tourist guest house which sleeps 9 (12 Roznavska St.) or in the Cottage area situated on the way to the castle.
The accommodation for tourists is also being offered in the nearby motel which has got its own restaurant and is situated on the main road to Košice (the largest town in the eastern Slovakia). The restaurant in the motel serves a large variety of hot and cold food.


extramural settlement

Many walkers and visitors are attracted by natural beauty of this region. There are many caves in the area, e.g. Gombasek cave (18 km from Krásnohorské Podhradie), Domica cave (35 km from Krásnohorské Podhradie), Dobšinská ice cave (40 km from Krásnohorské Podhradie) or Ochtinská aragonite cave (30 km from Krásnohorské Podhradie).
Zádielska valley is also a nice spot in this area and it is only 25 km from Krásnohorské Podhradie.


Andrassy mausoleum

The village is located in the mountain complex called Slovenský kras which is one of the protected areas in Slovakia. There are several footpaths and cycle routes for your convenience. We are looking forward to seeing you in this lovely village which has already attracted the attention of many tourists and visitors from Slovakia and many foreign countries.


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