According to the inventories from 1692 and 1711, Nikola Draškovič built the residence from the ground up as a new building in 1677. By marrying the Countess Barbora Drugeth, the granddaughter of Elizabeth Báthory, Nikola inherited shares of the manor.
The shares disposed of by Teresa Keglevich were bought up by, among other nobles, Count Paul Forgách, Sr., who inherited part of the Drugeth estate from his mother and Zigmund Drugeth’s sister, Countess Krisztina Drugeth. In 1710, Forgách eventually also acquired the Draškovič share of the manor with the manor house from Keglevich, in exchange for the Forgách shares in Drugeth assets in Zemplín and Uh County.
In the 19th and early 20th century, the manor house served as a dosshouse for poor population, which had fatal effects on its condition. Under the former regime, the building underwent major reconstruction.
For the restoration of the Draškovič Manor House in Čachtice, Trenčín Region will use, in addition to its own resources, funds from the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA) 2014-2021 and the state budget of the Slovak Republic. The project of the reconstruction of the renaissance manor house was one of 19 successful projects out of a total of 66 grant applications submitted. "The preparation of the project took several years.Read the full article
Ministry of Investments, Regional Development and Informatization of the Slovak Republic, as the Operator of the programme "Cultural entrepreneurship, cultural heritage and cultural cooperation", funded by the EEA grants, publishes video series on cultural projects on its Facebook page "Granty EHP a Nórska na Slovensku". At the end of November, a video on our project "Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič in Čachtice" was added.Read the full article