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Cultural Heritage of Slovakia: Empire Theatre in Hlohovec Issue number
532
Date of issue
25.01.2013
Face value
0.90 €
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0.90 €

The only preserved building of a private aristocratic theatre in Slovakia was built by Count Joseph Erdődy and his wife Elisabeth Mayer in 1802 due to a visit of the Emperor Joseph II. Giving impression of smallness, the empire building is situated in English castle garden, and its dimensions are 30 × 12 metres. The unknown architect focused on its symmetry and moderation. He applied favourite features of that era – middle portico avant-corps with relief decoration formed into a tympanum, attic and frieze. There are coats of arms of the Erdődy Family above both entrances, while relief of flower wreaths...

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