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Splendours of Our Homeland
Krásna Hôrka

Catalogue Number:  147
Stamp Design:  Martin Činovský
Stamp Engraving:  Martin Činovský
Date of Issue:  March 3, 1998
Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
Print Technology:  Rotary-recess printing combined with recess printing
Print Run:  1,165,000
FDC Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Engraving:  Arnold Feke, from a line transfer by Martin Činovský
Cancellation Design:  Martin Činovský
FDC Printing:  Postal Stationery Printing House, Prague
FDC Print Technology:  Recess printing from flat plates
FDC Print Run:  10,000

Krásna Hôrka castle, situated in Krásnohorské Podhradie, is classified as a National Cultural Monument.

Built at the end of the 13th and beginning of the 14th century by the Máriássy family, its existence is recorded in 1333. The original Gothic tower and residence were over time circumscribed by fortifications. A Renaissance transformation in 1539 to 1545 - a response to the menace of Ottoman expansion - made of it a formidable fortress, while further modification in the latter half of the following century endowed it with a late-Renaissance aspect. In feudal times the castle was the seat of the local rulers. Possession passed from the Máriássy family to the Bebeks, and then to the Andrássys, who retained it from 1585 to 1945, establishing a family museum there in 1903.
The castle now houses a history museum

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