The first written mention of Rožňava dates from the year 1291, when the growing settlement was given by King Andreas III. to the Archbishop of Esztergom Ladomér in reward for his loyal services. This document marked the boundaries of the municipality of Rosnoubana.

The historical center of Rožňava

Rožňava’s historic center is the largest square in Slovakia. The historic main square was created around the end of the 15th century and still exists today. Its dominant buildings include the Renaissance Watchtower, the Town Hall, the Episcopal Palace, the Convent of the nuns of St. Vincent and the former Mining Chamber. In front of the tower you can see the art nouveau monument a bust of the patron of the poor, Františka Andrássy made in 1905. The most significant and beautiful sacred monument of the square is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Chuch was built in the Gothic style in the 14th century. Here you will also find the Church of St. Anne, the Church of St. Francis Xavier and the Lutheran Church. A notable building is the Roman Catholic presbytery, with Baroque frescoes on the façade, and a building of the former infirmary with three Baroque statues on the façade.
Visitors can also admire the historic main square from a bird’s eye perspective from the balcony of the Watchtower.

Admire the sights in Rožňava

Calvary

The Calvary in Rožňava - with its Baroque top chapel is the oldest monument of its kind in the whole...
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Cathedral Church of the Assumption Virgin Mary

In this oldest preserved sacral building from the Middle Ages, there is a unique panel painting of Metercia and a...
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Memorial to Countess Františka Andrássy

Františka was known as the "patroness of the poor" and through her charitable activities she influenced social development in the...
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Bishop’s residence

Significant history of this building began in 1776, when the Empress Maria Theresa founded the diocese in Rožňava and established...
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Franciscan Church and Monastery – Church of St. Anne

The Franciscan Church and Monastery is a significant feature of the northern side of the historic center of Rožňava. In...
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Roman Catholic presbytery

One of the oldest houses on the main square in Rožňava dates back to the Gothic times - it was...
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Historic town hall

The original town hall of Rožňava was located in the middle of the square next to the bell tower, but...
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Church of St. Francis Xavier

Jesuit Church of St. Francis Xavier is unique as it is the only church built by the Protestants for the...
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Evangelical church

The construction of the Evangelical Church was permitted by a tolerance patent of King Joseph II in 1783. The Evangelicals...
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Chapel of the Reformed Church

The youngest church in Rožňava and one of the most beautiful Reformed churches in Slovakia. Its facade is decorated with...
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Convent of the nuns of St. Vincent

From the beginning of its establishment, this Neo-Renaissance building served the needs of education. At the initiative of Bishop Štefan...
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Infirmary

This classicist building used to be a hospital for the poor. The building was rebuilt as a public hospital by...
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Chamber of Mining or Rákoczi´s mint

This two-storey building had a very important mission in the past. It was the building of the mining chamber in...
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Plague Column

The Plague Column with the statue of the Virgin Mary in Rožňava, on Miners' Square, was made in memory of...
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Mining Museum

The Mining Museum has a rich collection of archeology, history, art history and technology. Mainly in mining, metallurgy and natural...
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Gallery of Mining Museum in Rožňava

The gallery is housed in a bourgeois house, probably built in the late 15th century. A venue for exhibitions, creative...
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The Watchtower in Rožňava

From the 34m-high balcony of watchtower in Rožňava you can admire the whole city and its surroundings. A wonderful sight...
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Do not miss the monuments in the surroundings of Rožňava

The ruins of the Pavlín Monastery in Gombasek

The first written mention of the Pauline monastery in Gombasek-Slavec dates back from 1371. The prosperous and rich monastery was...
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Hussite church in Lúčka

The Hussite Church is a freely accessible monument, which is located above the village of Lúčka about 16 km from...
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Andrássy Picture Gallery

Andrássy Picture Gallery in Krásnohorské Podhradie was built by Dionýz Andrássy, the owner of the Krásna Hôrka estate in the...
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Slavošovce tunnel

Tunnel under Homôlka hill (Slavošovce tunnel) is a unique technical monument located in the Slovak Ore Mountains near the village...
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Evangelical church in Štítnik

The Gothic Evangelical Church in Štítnik with the oldest organ in Slovakia was declared a national cultural monument.The church from...
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Water mill in Kováčová

Since July 2019, a reconstructed original water mill in Kováčová near Rožňava has been offering visitors a tour of the...
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Krásna Hôrka Castle

Only 5 kilometres from Rožňava you can find the national cultural monument Krásna Hôrka Castle. The original Gothic castle was...
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Chateau Betliar and park

The chateau in Betliar - an aristocrat among museumsWhen visiting this beautiful Classicist-Baroque chateau and the adjacent park, you will...
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Mausoleum in Krásnohorské Podhradie

The Mausoleum - the family tomb of the Andrássy family - is a unique Art Nouveau monument, built between 1903...
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