HOUSE IN MOJMÍROVCE
baroque-classicist manor-house in Mojmírovce surrounded by a pleasant
greenness of a protected park is not only an important dominant of a
village, but also a cultural, tourist and educational center, the tourist
attraction of Nitra region.
Mojmírovce manor house, surrounded by a beautiful park is located in the
center of the village of Mojmírovce, 15 kilometers south east of Nitra.
The history of its
existence started just after the end of Turkish wars-in the period when
refugees were returning to the villages-the original inhabitants, but as
well the newcomers.
this period, the village was called URMÍN, and you can hear the family
name HUŇADY for the first time. The first members were Ondrej and
Ladislav Huňady-arrived in Urmín in 1675. Little by little they
became the largest estate owners and the richest family in the village.
1721, Huňady built a great manor house in a baroque style (later
after the fire, the manor house was rebuilt in a classicist style). A part
of this manor house was a small botanic garden called a “green house,”
but it does not exist any more. In the following centuries, the park
belonged among the most beautiful ones of the Upper Hungary-Slovakia, with
a wide range of exotic trees, bushes, and plants.
pride of Huňady was large stud farms where many noble Arabic,
Spanish, and Italian horse breeds
bred. Many saddle horses from this stud farm were successful at
competitions or hunts, and yoke horses at demanding distant journeys.
Exceptionally the horse Tajár became very famous, it originated in Egypt
and was a foundation stud horse for the Hungarian warm-blooded horses.
These achievements in horse breeding were the first impulse for
organization of a public horse race. The first one was realized at Huňady
manor in 1814. At that time, it was the first horse race in Hungarian
Kingdom. After 1892, they moved the competition organization first into
Bratislava later into Pest, and that was the end of a promising tradition.
1910, the last male descendant of a family-Ladislav Huňady let out
the whole manor to the Šurany sugarhouse. After the First World War, the
estate was forfeited and sliced. The female descendants of Huňady’s
family stayed in Urmín until the end of the Second World War. The manor
house was left behind before the arrival of a front in March 1945. Then
the manor house served different purposes-e.g. for a German army as a
privileged prison, after liberation there were temporary barracks for our
soldiers and after their departure the flats for teachers were arranged
there, a surgery for a physician and a pub. In 1953, after some internal
reconstruction, the building became an elementary school for some time,
and since the 60’s, it was falling into ruins.
1974, the manor house became a property of a consumer cooperative of
Slovakia and after an extensive reconstruction; it is a residence of DÚV
a.s. and The Manor-House a.s.
modernized and refurbished mansion offers quality accommodation in single,
double rooms with standard facilities, and four luxurious suites. The
mansion facilities together with the-nearby conference center can provide
up to 100 beds.
restaurant with its own bar provides refreshments and a lavish menu
including vegetarian throughout the day. All meals are freshly prepared in
their own kitchen. Guests can relax in the gym, swimming pool, sauna with
dip pool and Jacuzzi, tennis courts, mini golf and volleyball court. There
is a soccer field in the vicinity and an underground target range for
shooting practice. In nearby village of Poľný Kesov, 4 kilometers
from the manor house, there is an outdoor and indoor thermal water
Catholic Church in Mojmírovce
area around the mansion is an inviting place to spend a holiday or
weekend, attracting families with children, children summer camps
and outdoor schools, sports club training sessions, various creative
events and activities such as company meetings, presentations,
seminars, training sessions, workshops, conferences, etc. In
addition to all this they hold family events and celebrations such
as weddings, university graduation celebrations, anniversaries and
other festivities. The mansion holds annual artist workshop
frequented by artists from around the world whose works are on
display all year around. I visited the manor house in Mojmírovce in
early April and stayed over for one night and I was pleasantly
surprised by the whole complex, unbelievably large menu with
selections that will blow your mind, fantastic gourmet food with
really reasonable prices and excellent service. My room was huge
even by western standards, with 16-foot ceilings and the window was
about 10 feet high. Through the summer I tried to stay there again
but they were completely booked due to English courses. This fall,
during my last trip I tried twice and was able to stay only once.
The first time the manor house was taken over by the government for
a conference of Vysegrad’s four. But it was worth the wait as I
got a two level room in the old bastion. I also met the director of
the hotel, who told me little bit about the history and also that
Anton Grasalkovič the builder of the presidential palace in
Bratislava was born in Mojmírovce March 6, 1694 and that he also
built the local church a National Cultural Monument, currently being
Director: PhDr. Štefan Bugár
951 15 Mojmírovce 919
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