Manor in Župčany

Župčany – Manor house – Jonáš Záborsky.

Župčany existed before the 11th century and belongs to the oldest Slavic-Slovak villages, through which led a landscape road from the Šariš castle to the village of Svinia towards Spiš region. Župčany first belonged to the estates of Šariš Castle, later they were owned by Hungarian kings, and only in the 15th and 16th centuries became the property of the landlords of Šoš family from Solivar. According to preserved historical documents the church already stood in the village in the 13th century. Župčany is nowadays known primarily thanks to an important Slovak writer, national revivalist Jonáš Záborský, who lived and was active there. It was in this village where he created most of his famous literary works. His grave can be found on the premises of the Church of the Assumption, where a rare stone baptismal font, which has been used in ceremonies for more than 150 years, is worth seeing. In the village centre there is also a manor house – a curia from the second half of the 19th century. Its owner was a large landowner Puľský. It stands on a hill in the middle of the park, where local activists want to restore the fountain.
In the past, artefacts and documents relating to the works of a Slovak writer were placed in the mansion, as well as objects related to literary events in eastern Slovakia. These included books, period furniture and a piano, which Štefan Moyzes used to play. All of this is currently in exhibits across the Prešov Region. The local parish office still keeps several books that belonged to Jonáš Záborský’s personal library. Most of those books include his signature and notes.
The municipality plans to restore the manor house and create a memorial room in it.

Informations

Obecný úrad Župčany
Župčany 93
Kontakt
Tel.: +421 051 771 11 92
Tel.: +421 905 846 193
E-mail.: obeczupcany@gmail.com

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