The Mausoleum – the family tomb of the Andrássy family – is a unique Art Nouveau monument, built between 1903 and 1904. Dionýz Andrássy had it built for his wife Františka. Both spouses are buried here.
The floor plan of the mausoleum is an irregular octagon. It is located in a park, surrounded by a high wall of white sandstone. In front of the stairs there is the inscription Pax (Peace) on the tiles. At the entrance to the building, there are two life-size statues of angels on the sides, with folded wings and flaming swords in their hands. Above the portal there is an embossed coat of arms of the Andrássy family, which is complemented on two sides by eagles and angels holding extinct torches in their hands. The interior of the mausoleum is luxuriously decorated with art. Inside there are two large white Carrara marble sarcophagi. On the right there are the remains of Františka and Dionýz Andrássy on the left.
May – september: daily except Monday from 10.00 to 18.00 (last entry at 17.30) (June – August also on Monday)
October – april: except Monday from 9.00 to 16.00 (last entry at 15.30)
How to get there:
The Andrássy Mausoleum can be found at the end of the village of Krásnohorské Podhradie, right by the main road I. class 16 (I / 16) 4 km from the town of Rožňava in the direction of Košice.
Adult: 3, – €
Child, student, senior over 62 years: € 1.50
Every first Sunday of the month for FREE.
More information can be found at http://www.snm.sk/?mauzoleum-grofa-dionyza-a-frantisky-andrassyovcov-galerie&galeria=mauzoleum-andrassyovcov&nove=1&obrazok=4
Autorka fotografie: Nataša Vjesztová