Šemša Manor House Park

Šemša Manor House Park

In Šemša park one can find the ruins of a unique viaduct, which bridges the present with the picturesque valley of the past.Evergreen and broadleaf trees of impressive proportions and original architecture are invaluable parts of this beautiful park.

Type:
historical park / garden
Facilities:
National cultural monument
Style:
English-landscape park
Region:
Košice
City/village:
Šemša
Address/Location:
Park is situated in Šemša.
Altitude:
297 m a.s.l.
Nearby attractions:
Hodkovce&Jasov
N 48.6792594
E 21.1127927
Disabled accessible
Car park

History

The manor house, which is the most interesting historical monument ofŠemša, is closely connected with the count of Semsey.

Description of the park

One notable construction of the park was a viaduct that connected two opposite slopes over a brook. Today, only broken stone pillars remain.

The park was originally far wider than its present state and it also featured a pond. There are currently four regular fountains and one circular fountain in the centrepreserved since the park’s creation. Nowadays, the manor house is "enriched" with modern buildings.

What in the park grows and lives

The manors surroundings are an English-style park featuring an arboretum with exotic plants. The wonderful sequoiacan still be admired today. There are many coniferous trees in the park that reach large proportions because of a favourable climate.Solitary, broad-leaftrees,such as beeches and plane, have similar sizes.

Current use

At the present, the manor house in Šemšahouses LUČ –a care home for people suffering from physical  andmental disabilities, who also use the park for physical therapies.The park boasts its own gardener, which is unique in Slovak parks.

Contact

+421 556815811

Plan your way

Park is situated in the centre of Šemša, reachable by car or bus from Košice.

Opening hours

nonstop

Accessibility of the park

This park is accessible to the public!