Pomník grófky Františky Andrássyovej
Františka was known as the “patroness of the poor” and through her charitable activities she influenced social development in the whole region of Gemer. After Františka’s death, her husband Dionýz Andrássy had a monument erected in her memory, which was to be placed in the middle of the square.

Františka Hablawetz was the wife of Dionýz Andrássy, the heir of the Krásna Hôrka estate. The non-noble origin of Františka was the reason why Dionýz was withdrawn from inheritance of his family property. Later, however, he reconciled with his father and was returned his property back.

The Andrássy family were known for their charity and provided many donations to the poorest population in Rožňava and the surrounding area. They were the founders of several institutions – shelters, schools, kindergartens, orphanages, provided scholarships for young artists, gifts for the church. According to available information, they donated 50 million crowns to charity at the time. After the death of Františka, Dionýz had a monument erected in her memory, which was to be placed in the middle of the square. The Art Nouveau monument is made of Carrara marble and is the work of sculptors: Ján Horvay and Edmund Szamovolszky. The monument consists of a bust of Františka, under which a life-size beggar with two small children is placed. At the sides of the statue there are two swans symbolizing the grandeur and goodness of Františka.

In 1973, the monument was removed from the square for ideological reasons, and for the next twenty years it stood in front of the Mausoleum in Krásnohorské Podhradie. The sculpture group was only restored in 1993 to its original location.

The monument is located on Miners’ Square in front of the watchtower. You can find the location of the monument on the map on the subpage Monuments.