The mansion was built in 1906 in an eclectic, neoclassical style according to the plans of the son of Kálmán Mikszáth writer. The building is home to the Kálmán Mikszáth Memorial House, equipped with the writer's objects, manuscripts, other memorabilia and documents. The park of the mansion is a nature reserve.
Address: 2658 Horpács, Kossuth út 2.
Tel.: +36 (30) 9757839 (Molnár Zoltán mayor), +36 (30) 7499469 (Gere Lászlóné)
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• Wedding photography in the park and mansion
On the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great writer, the renovated, expanded permanent exhibition on the history of literature was handed over.
We can see the documents presenting his life, the photos and furniture of the family, the objects of use and memories of the people living here, his young son's (who died of diphtheria) favourite toys: the horse, the lamb and the rabbit, which he also remembered in his touching-beautiful short story.
Horpács was a real refuge for Mikszáth. The old man, struggling with an increasingly serious illness, longed for peace, found himself among his fellow countrymen, to the intimate familiar moods of his former childhood, and could even escape from the metropolitan environment of Budapest, which was becoming more and more foreign to him.
In front of the building, since 1999, the statue of Mikszáth, the figure of the writer sitting on a bench, has been visible. It was formatted by István Szabó. There is also a Mikszáth portrait sculpture in the garden and the inauguration of the Mauks Ilona statue was held on October 15, 2005 as part of the traditional Mikszáth Days.
For pre-announced groups it is also open outside regular hours (even on Sundays).