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The Manor House Betliar

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North-west of Rožňava in the east of Slovakia, in the valley of the Slaná river is the fairy tale-like two-storied manor house Betliar with four corner towers. It is a stately hunting manor surrounded by a wonderful English park with romantic structures including an artificial cave and waterfall. Its interior is equally interesting, as it contains a picture gallery, music and hunting halls, a library, antique furniture and exotic collections. Its reconstruction won a EUROPA NOSTRA award.

The stately manor house the history of which is associated with the noble family of Andrássy was built in the valley of the Betliarsky potok brook below the thickly wooded slopes of the Volovské vrchy Mts. on the site of the original Bebek castle from the 15th century. A part of the walls of this castle was used upon the alteration of the Gothic mansion into the Renaissance-Baroque three-storeyed manor house in the 17th -18th century. The appearance of the manor house from the 19th century has been preserved, with minor modifications, to the present day.

One of the most remarkable things about the manor house is its main library. Leopold Andrássy established it in 1790 and the furniture and interior of the library are from the same period. More than 14 thousand volumes of mainly theological, historical, geographical and philosophical literature from the 15th to 19th century written in 6 different languages have been preserved in the library.

Until 1945, the manor house was used by the Betliar branch of the Andrássy family. It was nationalized after the Second World War; however, its original furnishing was preserved and the manor house became a museum with the exposition Housing Culture of the Nobility in the 18th and 19th century.

The manor house is surrounded by a beautiful English park. The park with the area of 57 hectares is one of the largest maintained parks in Slovakia and has been included in the list of the world historical gardens.

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Places Around

Skalisko

Skalisko

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Nobiliary Ice Cellar in Vlachovo

Nobiliary Ice Cellar in Vlachovo

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Krásnohorská cave

Krásnohorská cave

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Ochtinská aragonitová cave

Ochtinská aragonitová cave

Ochtinská aragonitová cave situated in the mountains Revúcka vrchovina in central Slovakia is a world rarity and unique natural phenomenon. It is interesting for variety and abundance of aragonite filling and a rare development of underground space. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Gombasecká cave

Gombasecká cave

The cave is famous for extra thin sinter “curls”. It is situated in the western foothills of the Silická planina plateau in the Slovenský kras karst. Thanks to its significance and unique ornamentation, it was included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

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Silická

Silická

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Dobšinská ľadová cave

Dobšinská ľadová cave

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Zádielska tiesňava - narrow (Slovak karst)

Zádielska tiesňava - narrow (Slovak karst)

The most popular and most visited place in the easternmost part of the Slovenský kras is the National Nature Reserve Zádielska tiesňava. Zádielska tiesňava always wins enquiries carried out among tourists when they are asked which of the Slovak valleys they consider the most romantic.

Domica cave

Domica cave

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Tri ruže

Tri ruže

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Hotel Čierny Orol ***

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

,,Accept our invitation to visit a historical building from the 15th century at the Miner’s Square in Roznava, where you can find Hotel Cierny orol nowadays. In its calm and comfortable environment you will enjoy a tasty meal and drink and wonderful atmosphere."

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard is an agroturistic establishment situated in the village of Brzotín. It lies in the valley of the River Slaná giving a breathtaking view of the exceptional natural features of Slovak Carst National Park - the Plateau of Silica and Plateau of Plešivec. Thanks to its location, Horse Yard is an ideal place for romantic souls just as for gourmets with very high standards.

CONTESA Guest - House ***

CONTESA Guest - House ***

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Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

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Salamander Pension **

Salamander Pension **

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Hostinec Stará krčma

Hostinec Stará krčma

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Ranč pod Ostrou skalou

Ranč pod Ostrou skalou

Ranč pod Ostrou skalou neďaleko Dobšinskej ľadovej jaskyne, to je pravý western.

Hotel Metropol ****

Hotel Metropol ****

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Penzión pri Kaštieli Betliar ***

Penzión pri Kaštieli Betliar ***

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Hotel Čierny Orol ***

Hotel Čierny Orol ***

,,Accept our invitation to visit a historical building from the 15th century at the Miner’s Square in Roznava, where you can find Hotel Cierny orol nowadays. In its calm and comfortable environment you will enjoy a tasty meal and drink and wonderful atmosphere."

Boutique Hotel Empress ****

Boutique Hotel Empress ****

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The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard Pension **

The Horse Yard is an agroturistic establishment situated in the village of Brzotín. It lies in the valley of the River Slaná giving a breathtaking view of the exceptional natural features of Slovak Carst National Park - the Plateau of Silica and Plateau of Plešivec. Thanks to its location, Horse Yard is an ideal place for romantic souls just as for gourmets with very high standards.

CONTESA Guest - House ***

CONTESA Guest - House ***

Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Penzión CONTESA offers accommodation in Rožňava. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Granárium - vínna sýpka s pivnicou

Panská sýpka s vínnou pivnicou ponúka ubytovanie v netradičných priestoroch bývalej sýpky. Vhodné pre rodiny s deťmi. V našom objekte nájdete aj rozprávkovú kanceláriu Slimáčika Kraska.

Penzión pod Guglom Mlynky **

Penzión pod Guglom Mlynky **

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Salamander Pension **

Salamander Pension **

Situated in the Dedinky-Mlynky recreational area and the Palcmanská Maša Water Reservoir reachable within a 5-minute walk, Penzión Salamander offers pet-friendly accommodation with a sauna and fitness centre, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Apartments Filipka

Apartments Filipka

Apartmány Filipka sa nachádzajú na okraji lesa priamo na brehu vodnej nádrže Dobšinská Maša v obci Dedinky v národnom parku Slovenský raj. Ubytovanie je svojou polohou ideálnym miestom oddychu pre priaznivcov aktívnej dovolenky vyhľadávajúcich športové vyžitie, pre milovníkov prírody a turistiky, ako aj pre nadšencov histórie.

Penzión Skalná ruža

Penzión Skalná ruža

Located at the gate to the Slovenský kras National park, the Penzión Skalná ruža - Kövirózsa panzió offers free WiFi, a terrace and barbecue facilities. (Source: www.booking.com)

Hostinec Stará krčma

Hostinec Stará krčma

Rodinný Hostinec Stará krčma je situovaný na juhu Slovenského raja v horskej obci Stratená. Láka najmä prekrásnou 160-ročnou budovou, ktorá má históriu aj dušu a prekrásnym okolím, ktoré si počas slnečných dní môžete vychutnávať aj zo štýlovej letnej terasy.

Hotel Metropol ****

Hotel Metropol ****

Located in Spišská Nová Ves, 3 km from the Slovak Paradise National Park, Hotel Metropol features a spa centre, a restaurant and en-suite rooms with free WiFi.

Ski Mlynky - Gugel

Ski Mlynky - Gugel

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski Mlynky – Gugel sa nachádza v regióne Slovenský raj/Južný Spiš.

Ski Rejdová

Ski Rejdová

Stredisko Ski Rejdová sa nachádza v severnej časti Gemera, pod Stolicou, najvyšším vrchom Slovenského rudohoria, s výškou 1477 m n.m..

Ski Mlynky - Biele Vody

Ski Mlynky - Biele Vody

Lyžiarske stredisko Ski Mlynky – Biele Vody sa nachádza v regióne Slovenský raj/Južný Spiš.

Spa Štós

Spa Štós

The climatic Štós Spa, which was established in 1883, is located in the picturesque part of southeastern Slovakia and surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery full of fir and pine trees on the boundary of Spišské rudohorie mountain range and the Slovak Karst.

Tandemový zoskok COMPACT Skydive

Tandemový zoskok COMPACT Skydive

POŽIČOVŇA OBLOHY | COMPACT Skydive zabezpečuje komplexné služby v oblasti športového a rekreačného parašutizmu. (Zdroj: www.compact.sk)

Mining Museum in Rožňava

Mining Museum in Rožňava

The Mining Museum in Rožňava, which is more than a hundred years old, is one of three specialized mining museums in Slovakia and serves as the district museum of national history and geography. Its function is to preserve not only artifacts from the field of mining and metallurgy, but also collections from various disciplines.

Evangelical church - Štítnik

Evangelical church - Štítnik

Among the oldest monuments of Gemer the National Cultural Monument - Evangelical church with the oldest organ in Slovakia dominates.

Markušovce Manor House

Markušovce Manor House

One of the stateliest buildings of eastern Slovakia is situated in the southern part of region Spiš. It is the manor house Markušovce.

Spiš Theatre

Spiš Theatre

Spišské divadlo je divadlom s vyše 40-ročnou históriou, ktoré pod týmto názvom pôsobí od roku 1992 v budove Reduty, ktorú v roku 1902 pre spoločnosť Imre Halmaiho Straussa postavil staviteľ Kálman Gezster. Jediné na Slovensku pôsobí ako zájazdové divadlo s prioritnou orientáciou na deti a mládež.

The Turniansky Castle

The Turniansky Castle

The head of the Turňa county resided originally at the Turniansky hrad Castle, ruins of which stand on top of the conspicuous cone-shaped hill west of Košice in the east of Slovakia. Rare flora grows on its limestone slope including the local endemit Onosma tornensis, which can not be found anywhere else in the world.

Events Around

Gemer in First Czechoslovakia republic

We kindly invite you to the opening of the unique exposition of Gemer in First Czechoslovakia republic which will take place on 4th of October in Mining museum in Rožnava. The exposition will be opened until end of January.

Patríme k sebe tour 2018 - Spišská Nová Ves

Kapela Smola a Hrušky vyráža na svoje vianočné turné Patríme k sebe tour 2018. Nová dvojhodinová koncertná show a vianočné prekvapenie!   Súťaže o lístky na turné a nové produkty prebiehajú tu: https://facebook. com/smolaahrusky https://instagram