Hodkovce Manor House Park

Hodkovce Manor House Park

Hodkovce park issurrounded by travertine rock. From the park, a unique view of Spiš Castle can be enjoyed.

Type:
historical park / garden
Facilities:
National cultural monument
Style:
English-landscape park
Region:
Košice
City/village:
Žehra – časť Hodkovce
Address/Location:
Situated 0.5 km southeast from Dreveník National Nature Reserve. Part of Hodkovce Manor House grounds.
Altitude:
426 m a.s.l.
Nearby attractions:
the Church in Žehra, Spiš castle
N 48.9898300
E 20.7820330
Information boards
Tour guides
Disabled accessible
Car park
Dogs allowed
Toilets
Available for photography
Open parks and gardens weekend

History

Hodkovce park is situated in the town of Žehra, near Spiš castle and Spišká Kapitula, a medieval, ecclesiastical village in the beautiful surroundings of travertine rock and boasts a spectacular view of Spiš Castle.
The garden, of French style, has been historically connected with the manor house, most likely since the beginning of the 18th century by Emanuel Csáky.

 

Description of the park

The park is rectangular in shape and its terrain is terraced with a gradual descent.
A natural river-basin and lakes are located in the parkland. Also, four ponds have been installed in the manor house garden, which are interconnected by stone channels.

In 2007-2008, reconstruction work on the park was completed. The reconstruction included renovations of the land. For example, in the centre, there is now a round fountain lined with flower-beds

What in the park grows and lives

A fruit grove still sits in its original, natural location, as described in historical documents. The park is significant for its well-preserved historical features: the water system with ponds, paths, structures and arboreal features.

Current use

Currently, there is a care home based in the manor house, which offers tour guide services.

Contact

Domov sociálnych služieb DOMOVINA n.o: +421 944 808 121 ,

park a kaštieľ sú majetkom Košického samosprávneho kraja

Plan your way

The park is situated in the grounds of the Hodkovce Manor House. It is possible to get there on the foot, by car or by bus from the town of Spišské Podhradie.

Opening hours

Only from March - October from 9:00-16:00

Accessibility of the park

This park is accessible to the public!