Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Popular summer-house in Markušovce open again

Spiš Museum recalled the 65th anniversary of its foundation in mid-May with the opening of the Dardanely summer-house of the mansion in Markušovce.

Summer-house Dardanely in Markušovce.(Source: TASR)

The opening ceremony of the premises, which ancestors of the Mariássys built in the 18th century and which has been closed for the last two years, brought a concert of well-known Slovak opera singer Jaroslav Dvorský and Japanese soprano Shoko Fukada.

“It is not only a unique architectural monument of the Spiš region, but also a dignified cultural venue,” Eva Čarnogurská, culture officer of the Spiš Museum said, as cited by TASR newswire. “Visitors can enjoy modern spaces, interesting expositions and events.”

In the past, the building served for hosting balls, fun events and concerts, according to Zuzana Krempaská, director of the Spiš Museum.

“It has fulfilled its genius loci throughout the century, and still does today,” Krempaská told Radio Regina.

Currently, people can visit the mansion and see expositions of historical furniture and keyboard musical instruments - which was the only one in Slovakia when it opened in 1983. “This year, the museum will introduce new exhibitions: the Summer-house Dardanely in the Course of Time, and Štefan Máriássy and His Era,” Čarnogurská said.

Reconstruction of the summer-house cost around €1.4 million, covered mainly by EU funds, but also by resources of the Spiš Museum and the Košice Self-Governing Region.

“We built a parking lot and replaced the old sewer system and installed electricity in the rear, part of mansion which is not yet accessible to the public,” Krempaská told the radio. The summer-house also allows access for disabled visitors via a platform for wheelchairs.

The anniversary of the museum brought a boom in reconstructing historical objects. In August, the Spiš Museum will open also its reconstructed residency Provincial House in Spišská Nová Ves.

“The museum has organised many events during the year, which helps improve the museum with new infrastructure and better quality of cultural services,” Čarnogurská told TASR.

Topic: Tourism


Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).