Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič in Čachtice

Basic information

  • Project Number: CLT01026
  • Project Title: Revitalization of the Manor House of Draškovič in Čachtice
  • Program: Culture
  • Region of the Project Implementation: Trenčiansky
  • District of the Project Implementation: Nové Mesto nad Váhom
  • Estimated Date of Project Completion: 30.04.2024
  • Project Promoter: Self-governing Region of Trenčín
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  • Status: Active


  • Project Grant Approved: 800 000 €

Information in a nutshell

The Draškovič manor house in Čachtice is a historical object that originated, based on architectonic-historical research, in the 17th century. Along with the church, it forms the oldest urbanistic part of the village  today. In 1963, the manor house was declared a cultural landmark and currently it is registered as the national cultural landmark. The manor house is owned by the Trenčín Self-Governing Region and the plot and the manor house are administered by the Trenčín Museum. These day, the manor house is used as a museum focused on the history of the village, former small town of Čachtice, as well as on the personality of Alžbeta Báthory, who made Čachtice infamous at the European level. Although she was not the owner of the Draškovič manor house, her fate and reputation of the biggest serial killer in the history of Hungary (allegedly, she had several hundreds of young girls killed and bathed in their blood in order to acquire eternal youth), could not remain unnoticed by the history.

Project description

The main goal of this project is the revitalization and reconstruction of the national cultural monument Draškovič manor house, which is located in the village Čachtice. It is a historic building, based on architectural and historical research from the 17th century. Reconstruction of the manor will be primarily focused on the rehabilitation of the building in a state of disrepair. The applicant will also simultaneously carry out the second part of the reconstruction of the building, which will enable a comprehensive renovation of the manor house so that it is possible to insert new functions into the building. The manor will serve not only as a place of presentation of history, a museum but also as a place of providing services at the level of the 21st century. In the reconstructed premises of the manor house, visitors will be provided with the opportunity to relax and refresh in a newly established café, where they will be able to use the services of the tourist information center. Conditions for the creation of new exhibitions, the establishment of a cultural and creative center, and the holding of cultural and educational activities in cooperation with the project partner will be created and expanded. Activities aimed at promoting the monument will help increase its attendance as well as income from its restoration.