Humenné Peace Park

Humenné Peace Park

The manor house and its grounds, including the park,are important to the character of Humenné. They contribute to a positive atmosphere in the town centre.

Type:
historical park / garden
Facilities:
National cultural monument
Style:
Mixed
Region:
Prešov
City/village:
Humenné
Address/Location:
Situated in the centre Humenné and part of a Manor House grounds
Altitude:
159 m a.s.l.
N 48.9391267
E 21.9095899722406
Information boards
Educational walks
Tour guides
Disabled accessible
Car park
Dogs allowed
Toilets
Playgrounds
Café
Available for photography

History

The park’s contemporary form dates back to the second half of the 19th century and is connected with the name of Alexander Andrássy, a local nobleman. During his time, there were two principlesections of the park: a French-style garden and a landscape park in an English-style. At the beginning of the 19th century, a greenhouse with exotic plants was built in the gardens. Alexander Andrássy had sculptures of a lion and lioness placed at the park entrance as symbolic gatekeepers.
In 1947, the manor house was largely destroyed by fire, and was reconstructed in the 1960s. In the park, a school, houses, an open-air museum, a cultural centre and a monument were built. Despite these intrusive constructions, the peace park is still very interesting, and artefacts from almost every period of its history can still be found there to this day.

Description of the park

The manor house and park in Humenné are situated in the town centre opposite Námestie slobody (Liberty Square). The park is rectangular in shape and there is no fence around it. It is open to public.

The park is a municipal park, which helps preserve its original historic structure. The park’s design is in keeping with the renaissance style of the manor house.

What in the park grows and lives

Current use

At present, the manor house is residence of the Vihorlat museum and one part of the park is an open-air exhibition of the museum.




 

Contact

Vihorlatské múzeum Humenné: +421 (0) 57/775 22 40

Plan your way

The park is situated just west of Vihorlat Museum in Humenné town centre.

Opening hours

May 1st to October 31st: Everyday 09:00 – 19:00 November 1st to April 30th: Monday- Friday scheduled visits only between 09:00 -15:00 (min. 5 people per visit)

Accessibility of the park

This park is accessible to the public!