Manor House of Betliar
This hunting estate of almost 50 rooms was owned by the noble Bebek family and then Andrássy family for centuries
The town of Roznava has been very blessed. It lies in the shadow of two distinctive historical sites: Krasna Horka Castle and the manor house in Betliar.
Betliar Castle was built in the first half of 15th century, gradually growing and forming by reconstructions. This hunting estate of almost 50 rooms was owned by the noble Bebek family and then Andrássy family for centuries, until 1945, when it became the property of the Slovak state and a National Cultural Monument.
It is surrounded by a beautiful 80-hectare English park filled in with many rare wood species, metal garden sculptures, fountains and there is even an artificial cave and 8 meters high waterfall. They also had a menagerie there built in 19th century, that looks like a medieval castle and accommodated a brown bear, lynx and mouflons at the time.
Interior of the manor house is very romantic and luxurious. Among the rooms are a historical library filled with fine and very old volumes, winter garden, 8 bathrooms and many other stylish house-places. There are numerous paintings, decorations, souvenirs from hunts and abroad travels (for example an Egyptian mummy or samurai's armature), collection of hunting rifles, combat weaponry and many hunting trophies.
Directions & Opening Hours
The manor house is open daily 9.30 - 17.00, entry fee for one adult is 6€. If you want to photograph, have 4 more Euros prepared.
Betliar Village lies on the road between Roznava and Kosice.