Renovation of the Mannor house of the Zichy family in Voderady (acronym: ZICHY)

Basic information

  • Project Number: CLT01008
  • Project Title: Renovation of the Mannor house of the Zichy family in Voderady (acronym: ZICHY)
  • Program: Culture
  • Region of the Project Implementation: Trnavský
  • District of the Project Implementation: Trnava
  • Estimated Date of Project Completion: 30.04.2024
  • Project Promoter: Bohdal Ltd.
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  • Status: Active


  • Project Grant Approved: 563 462 €

Information in a nutshell

Voderady manor house and its estate is located in the territory of Voderady in Trnava District. The manor house is the oldest building in the village and it is still not exactly known, when and who had it built. It is assumed that the oldest parts of the manor house go back to the 2nd half of the 17th century. The development and improvement of the Voderady estate and the manor house was financed by one of the most prominent Hungarian noble houses – Zichy. The object was rebuilt several times in the course of centuries. Earl František Zichy had the originally one-story building significantly extended in 1860 to 1870. The manor house became well known especially for its collections of art and historical objects from all over the world and a number of precious books. After the war, in 1945, part of the collection in the manor house was stolen and damaged. The estate was confiscated by the government and, later, it served as the seat of the agricultural vocational school. Since 2007, the object has been unused. In the summer of 2016, the manor house was acquired by Bohdal spol. s.r.o., which has been reconstructing it gradually in order to provide access to the unique atmosphere of the manor house to the general public.

Project description

Voderady Manor is the oldest building in the village of Voderady and at the same time a national cultural monument. The manor is also a former long-term family residence of the aristocratic Zichy family, whose members held important positions in the Hungarian state and county administration. The manor house has been out of operation since 2007 and in 2016 it was bought by the company Bohdal s.r.o.. The manor house is currently under reconstruction and the subject of the project is to restore its historical value and to make it publicly available. The reconstruction concerns the renovation of selected interiors of this important representative manor house. The project is focused on the restoration of parts of the manor's premises, which will be part of the publicly accessible spaces. In terms of history and restoration of historical values, the most important space is the chapel (room 1.9), which has been used as a school gym for several decades. In the first phase of the reconstruction, the priority was to protect the manor house and the adjacent park from natural decay. The second phase consists of the reconstruction of the building itself and in addition, the revitalization of the park is also planned.