Betliar Manor house was appeared like forward fortification of Krásna Hôrka castle. The core of manor house was built in the 15th century. Štefan Andrássy began a change of this building on luxury formal residence. Manor house was rebuilt on three-storey hunting lodge and today is his appearance relatively similar.

Exposition of manor house consists of collection of works of art, historical furniture, unique library, weapons, precious ceramics, glass and porcelain. There are also hunting trophies from huntings from home and in foreign countries and various objects like eskimo clothes, armament of samurai and Egyptian mummy brought from far journeys. In 1985 manor house in Betliar was promulgated on national cultural monument. Around the manor house is a unique natural park, which was in a 1978 write-in list of important historical gardens of the world. In this park are infrequent woody plants from foreign countries and also native oaks and spruces.

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Lesná, Betliar, Slovakia
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Founded: 15th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Slovakia

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Mariia Repushanska (8 months ago)
Cool! But we couldn’t make a video by dron :(
Robert Tomanovič (11 months ago)
Very nice place to visit not only for history lovers! Castle as well as the park has a special atmosphere of the old times. Went for a tour 18/9/20 with a brilliant and enthusiastic guid who showed us rich and well preserved artifacts.
Dušan Ušan (11 months ago)
Even if Slovak history is not your big interest, this place is amazing. You can take a nice walk around in the park, have a good coffee in the near "caffeteria" The museum is beautiful time travel and you can see how living was a century ago, when you had resources.
René Lesko (11 months ago)
Beautiful place! You need to visit it. And do not skip a walk in park
Michael (12 months ago)
During the COVID they let only groups of 25 people which is understandable - yet you CAN'T buy the ticket online. Which means that if you come after 14:00 you don't have a chance of getting inside.
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