Cultural Directory of Slovakia - Mansion

Located in Blatnica, about 20 kilometres from Martin, Prónay Mansion dates from the mid-18th century and is a typical example of the architecture of the burgher class of lower nobility from Turec. It currently houses the Karol Plicka Museum SNM.
Imre Madách Mansion, Dolná Strehová is dedicated to the life and work of Hungarian dramatist Imre Madách, whose family settled in Dolná Strehová in around 1430 - two early members of the family, Gašpar Madách senior and Gašpar Madách junior, were active in the area of literature and poetry during the 17th century. The original house burned down in 1717 and was subsequently restored, but in 1758 it once more fell victim to flames.
Budimir Mansion is a Classicist building constructed in the mid 18th century for the Ujházy family. The rooms feature splendid cross and cloistral vaulted ceilings and a wall painting has survived in the former representative hall. The house stands in park fenced in Classicist style.
The mansion was built in the centre of the village in 1793-1795 in a place of a building from the first half of the 17th century following the requests of new owners, the Brunsvik family. In 1792 Joseph Brunsvik (1750 - 1827) addressed Johann Joseph Thalherr, the principal architect at the Hungarian Royal Chamber of Engineering with the requirement to develop plans how to rebuilding the castle so that it would suit the social status of the owner. The work took place until 1796.