Topoľčianky Chateau and Castle
Topoľčianky Chateau and Castle is today considered one of the purest and most beautiful examples of architecture in the Classicist style in Slovakia.
Topoľčianky, located north of the town of Zlaté Moravce at the foot of the mountain Tríbeč, boasts an extensive English garden, which provides a picturesque classicist castle forming the south wing of the old castle.
History of the manor house
The manor house and chateau of Topoľčianky used to serve as a summer residence of the Habsburg royal house. After World War I, it also served as the summer residence of Czechoslovak presidents. That is why at that time the manor house underwent a thorough reconstruction. T. G. Masaryk, the first president of the Czechoslovak Republic, liked to relax and worked in this place.
Today, visitors of the Topoľčianky Chateau and Castle can admire the library with more than 14,000 volumes, which make it one of the few fully preserved chateau libraries in Slovakia.
Topoľčianky mansion and chateau is a monumental Renaissance building with a classicist facade, built in the 15th century, rebuilt into a Renaissance fortress. Summer residence of the Habsburgs, until r. 1950s summer residence of the President of the Republic. In the part of the mansion is a museum of period furniture. In the extensive park there is a hunting manor house dating from. 1910th
Today’s building originated on the site of a lowland fortified castle from the 15th century with a massive residential tower, whose foundations are below the level of today’s courtyard.
The manor house in Topoľčianky was declared a national cultural monument in 1970.