• The Fiľakovo Castle National Cultural Monument (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • Building of Vigadó (Photo: Gábor Illés)
  • Berchtold Manor House (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The City Park (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The Church Devoted to Holy Mary´s Assumption and the Franciscan Monastery (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)
  • The Novohrad Tourist and Information Centre
  • Town Hall
  • The Fiľakovo Castle National Cultural Monument (Photo: Zoltán Schnelczer)

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Contacts

Fiľakovo Town Hall
Radničná 25, 986 01 Fiľakovo
Tel., fax: +421-(0)47-4381001
Email: mesto@filakovo.sk

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday:
7:30 - 11:30 a.m. /
12:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Hiking trail: Fiľakovo -› Šiatorská Bukovinka -› Mačacia Quarry

  • Degree of difficulty: easy
  • Length of trail: 5,1 km (3.2 miles)
  • Time: 1 hour 20 min.
  • Elevation gain: 185 m (607 feet)

Trail markers:

  • yellow markers (trail number: 8467) - mark short connecting trails to other trails of different colors
  • red markers (trail number 0813) - the most important ridge trails
  • green markers (trail number: 5467) - mark access roads leading to touristic destinations
  • educational trail - touristic and excursion trails marked in various ways and with varying length and theme; nature trails, countryside trails - denote culturally or historically interesting or typical regions.

After visiting Mačacia Quarry, you can continue on the green trail to Šomoška Castle National Cultural Heritage.

Trail map:

trail map

Level of preservation:

  • Mačacia Quarry: level 2
    Please adhere to the rules for the level of preservation.
  • Šomoška Castle National Cultural Heritage: level 5
    Can only be visited on the marked trail. Please adhere to the rules for the level of preservation.

Services:

  • Šiatorská Bukovinka - restaurant, pub
  • gas station on the border (Slovakia)

Other attractions:

  • Entrance to Nature Conservation Area Šomoška: playground with wooden swings, small football field, fire pit, snack, postcards, souvenirs, etc.
    The tower is open from April 1st till October 31st. The nature trail is open year round.
    Entrance fee for the nature trail - including NCH Šomoška Castle: adults 1.15 €, children and students 0.5 €. Parking fee for cars: 1.15 €, buses: 2.30 €
  • Reservoir Šiatorská Bukovinka with the opportunity to fish (with valid permit).

Connections:

Fiľakovo - Šiatorská Bukovinka

Šiatorská Bukovinka - Fiľakovo

Photogallery

(numbering of photos corresponds to numbering on the map)
1a
(1a)
trailmark by the turn
off to the yellow trail
1b
(1b) wooden stairs in
the direction
of Mačacia Quarry
2a
(2a)
trailmark before
Mačacia Quarry
2b
(2b) sidewalk along
the yellow trail towards
Šomoška Castle
2c
(2c) information board
at the former mining
community
2d
(2d) Mačacia Quarry,
former mining
community
2e
(2e)
observation
tower
2f
(2f) view of Šomoška
Castle, with Salgó
Castle in the background
3a
(3a)
wind blown fine sand
under the lava sheet
3b
(3b) wind blown fine
sand under the lava
sheet
4a
(4a)
illustration of basalt
used for curb stone
4b
(4b)
educational boards
in Mačacia Quarry
5a
(5a) columnar jointing
of basalt in Mačacia
Quarry
5b
(5b)
wall of the abandoned
quarry
5c
(5c)
wall of the abandoned
quarry
5d
(5d)
table-like
basalt
6a
(6a) information board
by the spring
6b
(6b)
spring
7
(7) building of the former
border crossing station
8a
(8a) rock sea - with Šiator
peak in the background
8b
(8b)
stone water fall
8c
(8c)
Šomoška Castle
8d
(8d)
Šomoška Castle
 
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