Snina Mansion

Location on map - Snina Mansion
Region: Region Prešov (Prešovský kraj)
District: Snina
City / Municipality: Snina
Tourist location: Zemplín - Upper Zemplín (Horný Zemplín)
Snina Mansion - Slovakia
The mansion in city of  Snina is a classicistic mansion from the end of the 18th century. The mansion was built by Terézia van Dernáth in 1781. Countess Terézia van Dernáth was the granddaughter of the last male descendant of the Drugeth family who have been the lords of Snina since about 1321.

The sons of countess sold in 1799 Snina with unfinished mansion to Rholl family - entrepreneurs in mining and metallurgy, who discovered iron ore in Vihorlat mountains. Jozef Rholl finished building of mansion in 1800. The two-floored building with a rectangular ground plan was a beautiful lordly residency with many rooms - bedrooms, dining room, guest rooms, salons, hall, kitchen and chamber.

In years 1850 - 2009 mansion had several owners, in 2009 the owner became a city of Snina. The mansion was renovated in 2012 and opened to the public in year 2013.

The manour house is seat of museum with permanent exhibition at present. The permanent exhibition in the mansion maps the history of the city, the times of the First and Second World Wars, historical sights of the town of Snina and there is a demonstration of manor house furniture from 19th century.

There is also a seat of the city gallery in the manor house and there are organized social and cultural events, exhibitions and concerts of classical music.