Fiľakovo Town Hall
Radničná 25, 986 01 Fiľakovo
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. /
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
The Berchtold castle is a marvellous baroque building, which was built in 1826 and reconstructed in the late baroque style in 1830. It was originally built by Berchtold Antal and later it belonged to the Herold and Stephani families. Nowadays it is the building of the Gymnasium (secondary school). A favourite place for relaxation is a park of seven hectares behind the castle.
Along with baroque we can also find classic architecture in Fiľakovo: the Cebrian Castle. The Cebrians were of Spanish origin and acquired an estate in Fiľakovo at the beginning of the 19th century.
After 1682, when the castle was destroyed, Istvan Kohary II built a baroque kuria-house (mansion) for himself. The building was built on basics of older Báthory kuria from the 17th century.
Later, in the 19th century the Coburg family was the owner of the mansion. After World War I the local residents became the owners. At present time the building is unutilized.
One of the most famous buildings in the town is the Town Hall. Schmidt Pál, a master builder from Lučenec began to build it in April 1911 according to the plans of Jakab Pál. It was opened on 29 June 1912. Originally it was a residence of the local fire department. A feature of the building is the fire watchtower, from which the whole town can be seen.
The eclectic building of the Vigado was built at the beginning of the 20th century and is still a vitalpart of Fiľakovo's cultural life. It has been used as a casino, meeting place for organizations, inn, restaurant, hotel, school, museum and library. Today it houses the Town Cultural Centre and the Town Museum.
It arose from the original Turkish gardens. It was established in the second half of the 19th century near the castle of the Berchtold family. There can be found not only local plants, but also exotic trees. There is also situated a small lake.
It is situated in front of the Berchtold castle. It was part of the park in the second half of the 19th century. Nowadays there is a monument of World War I, a monument of fallen heroes of the Soviet army from World War II and a memory column of the 1848-1849 revolution heroes.
It is situated on a hill of a small cemetery.
It was built in 1907.
It was built in 1796. It was rebuilt on the 25th May 1920 and later in 1997.
In 1820 the Jews living in Fiľakovo got a permission to have their own Jewish cemetery near Šávoľ road.