Dec 2, 2012

Slovakia FDC on "Sala terrena on Červený Kameň Castle"

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Sala terrena on Červený Kameň Castle

Date of Issue : 23 November 2012

In the middle of the 17th century, the Červený Kameň (Red Stone) Castle underwent an early baroque reconstruction. Italian artists and craftsmen changed the cold former Fugger stronghold into an aristocratic residence with the interior full of baroque splendor according to the plans of the imperial architect Filiberto Luchese and on the order of the Count Nicolas IV Palffy. Especially the Sala terrena built on the ground floor of the south-west castle wing stands out as a whole. It is the only example of such specific space incorporated in an Italian way on the ground floor overlooking a park or garden and making the stay of nobility pleasant at a variety of social occasions, which is in an original and preserved state.

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