Modrý Kameň Castle

Castle, Museum & Gallery

Ruins of the Modrý Kameň Castle stand on a hill over the smallest town in Slovakia bearing the same name - Modrý Kameň. Nowadays the Castle houses a unique Museum of Puppets and Toys. The originally Gothic Castle was built around 1137. The first known owner of the castle was Ditrich, head of the Zvolen county, from the famous family of Knight Donč.

The Castle was one of the most important in the Kingdom of Hungary in its best times, as it was part of the anti-Turk defensive line. However, in the years 1575-1593 it was occupied and destroyed by the Turks. The family of Balass had it repaired after the Turks had left but it was destroyed again by the Turks in another war and its upper castle is in ruins ever since.

The Balass had a manor house built in the Baroque style in the lower part of the castle area in 1730. Since then the appearance of the Castle and the manor house practically has not changed.

Now the manor house contains the Museum of Puppets and Toys, the only one of its kind in Slovakia. Visitors can see a permanent exhibition "From the Life of Dwarfs". The historical exhibition of dentist technology of the Slovak Chamber of Dentist installed here is unique in central Europe. Apart from exhibitions, several interesting events and festivals are organized at the Castle.

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MayOctober
Monday – Saturday09:0017:00
Sunday09:0017:25
JulyAugust
Monday – Sunday09:0018:00
NovemberApril
Monday – Sunday09:0015:00

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Places Around

Reservoir Ľuboreč

Reservoir Ľuboreč

Not far from the town of Lučenec lies the Ľuboreč reservoir. This locality, which is little known in Slovakia, is a popular place to relax, especially for fishermen, but you can also bathe in it at your own risk.

Ružiná (dam)

Ružiná (dam)

Thanks to very pleasant climate and favourable geographic position in south of Slovakia between the towns Lučenec and Zvolen, water reservoir Ružiná (called after the near village) – attracts the national and foreign tourist.

Carpenter's gorge

A unique, although not very long canyon-like valley called the Carpenter's Gorge lies in the cadastre of the village of Hontianske Tesáre, in the southern part of the Krupina district. The valley was formed by cutting a local watercourse over rocks of volcanic origin. Sedimentation - sedimentation and stratification of rocks - is clearly visible on the local rock walls.

Pivnica Csernus

Pivnica Csernus

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Pivnica CSERNUS offers accommodation in Vinica. Free private parking is available on site.

Penzión Kaštieľ

Penzión Kaštieľ

Situated in Velky Krtíš, 300 m from the centre, Penzion Kastiel houses a hot tub with light therapy, an infra sauna with light and music therapy, and a restaurant serving Slovak and traditional cuisine. Free WiFi is available and the front desk is open for 24 hours.

Hotel Dolina

Hotel Dolina

Hotel Dolina is located directly in the center of Velký Krtíš in the Novohrad region. We arrange various events such as duck feasts, hunting days, and more.

Camping and Glamping Slovakia

Camping and Glamping Slovakia

Camping and Glamping Slovakia is a rural agro-camping accommodation, offering a direct contact with farm animals, an organic garden and a seasonal harvest sale. Free WiFi is available in a common lounge and free private parking is on the site.

Farma Obeckov

Farma Obeckov

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and barbecue, Farma Obeckov is set in Obeckov in the Banskobystrický kraj Region. The accommodation boasts a sauna. Dudince is 33 km away. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Hotel Aquatermal ***

Housing a thermal spa and wellness centre, Aquaterm Hotel is located in Dolná Strehová in southern Slovakia, boasting 3 indoor pools, 6 outdoor pools, sauna, hot tub and tepidarium. Wi-Fi in public areas as well as private parking are free of charge.

U bylinkárky

U bylinkárky

Offering a barbecue and views of the lake, U bylinkárky is set in Hrušov in the Banskobystrický kraj Region, 15 km from Dudince. Free private parking is available on site.

Pivnica Csernus

Pivnica Csernus

Featuring free WiFi, a barbecue and a sun terrace, Pivnica CSERNUS offers accommodation in Vinica. Free private parking is available on site.

The Čabraď Castle

The Čabraď Castle

Ruins of the Čabraď Castle are in the Krupinská planina plain in south of Slovakia.

The fort Bzovík

The fort Bzovík

The fort Bzovík in the south of central Slovakia next to more northerly situated village of Bzovík is another mute witness of local history.

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum and Gallery Lučenec

Novohrad Museum in Lučenec was established in 1955 as the District Homeland Studies Museum in Halič. In the years 1967 – 1985 it was relocated to Fiľakovo under the name of the Novohrad Museum. Since 1985 it has been located in the monument building of county courthouse in the historical centre of the town of Lučenec.

The Divín Castle

The Divín Castle

he village Divín is situated next to the water reservoir Ružiná in south of central Slovakia. Ruins of the medieval Divín Castle can be seen above the village.

Zichyho kaštieľ - Múzeum histórie obce Divín

Zichyho kaštieľ - Múzeum histórie obce Divín

V zrekonštruovaných priestoroch Zichyho kaštiela v Divíne sa nachádza Múzeum histórie obce Divín. V jeho expozíciách získate zhliadnete prehľad histórie, prírody a iných zaujímavostí obce Divín.

Events Around

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Filip Jančík Vianočné Turné 2022 - Lučenec

Katedrálna trúfalosť: Husľový mág Filip Jančík mieri do kostolov Talent od Boha a hudba z filmu bude najbližšie kombináciou znejúcou z historických budov na Slovensku. Filip Jančík sa posilnený nedávnymi úspechmi vrhá do ďalšieho konceptuálneho projektu.

Dokonalé dieťa - Lučenec

Eko? Bio? Montessori? Divadelné centrum prináša vtipnú a úprimnú autorskú inscenáciu o rôznych prístupoch k rodičovstvu v podaní jedinečného hereckého obsadenia: herečka a stand-up komička Lujza Garajová Schrameková, členovia umeleckého súboru SKD Martin Alena Pajtinková a Daniel Žulčák, herec DJP Trnava Michal Jánoš. Séria mimoriadne trefných skečov o súčasnom rodičovstve v réžii Jána Luterána s hudbou Martina Geišberga. Váš život sa nezmení po narodení dieťaťa. Zmení sa, keď sa ho snažíte vychovávať. Vezmete si k srdcu dobré rady starej mamy, múdre poučenia od mamičiek z Modrého koníka, populárne kurzy o nevýchove, či radšej dáte prednosť samovzdelávaniu?  Inscenácia Dokonalé dieťa nie je návodom na to, ako sa stať dokonalým rodičom.